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#2274459 Happy Birthday Jimmy Howard!

Posted by 55fan on 27 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

Holy cats! He was born on Turtle Day? Does that say "Red Wing" or what!

Yes, I realize that he was born in 1984 and that Turtle Day was 1997, but call it fate, call it kharma, I believe that everything happens for a reason.

#2274032 3/26 GDT : Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 7

Posted by 55fan on 26 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

Please win.

#2273076 Which team would piss you off the most if they won the cup?

Posted by 55fan on 23 March 2012 - 03:32 AM

Columbus. Parity shmarity. If you don't win during the regular season, you shouldn't get to win the Cup.

Seriously, I don't want to witness the salivating that would happen if the Penis won it.

I really don't want to see anyone other than the Wings, but that kind of goes without saying, huh?

#2271419 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 18 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

I wouldn't mind him on the Wings, but I prefer the guys we have now... oh, wait... you mean the seafood. Sure. It's not my favourite, but it's not bad.

The person below me likes jello.

#2270954 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

The great Datsyuk has returned! If only I could write in Cyrillic to celebrate...

Великий Дацюк вернулся!

How's that?

#2270945 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

Helm Abby Miller is back together.

All is well.

Wings 9: HAMx3ea
Sharks less than 9: who cares

#2270877 $35 All YOu Can Drink in Tampa

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

Ok, what is a Blue Moon? (aside from dropping your pants in December)

#2270866 $35 All YOu Can Drink in Tampa

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

The question is not how much the average fan can/will drink, but rather, how can we get the Blues out there?

#2270816 Call the team out

Posted by 55fan on 16 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

Yeah, I'm still waiting for an answer for all the posters who make that comparison.

All 764 of them.

Oh, blast. I hit the +1 instead of the reply. Ok, next time you say something cool, I won't plus you. Knowing you, I shouldn't have to wait long.

I can only speak for myself on this, but where I'm seeing the comparison is in the attitude of people around here.

In 2008 we had a top pairing of Lilja and Lebda. We were missing Hasek, Cleary, Lids, Raffy, Kronner, and Cheli. We didn't yet have Stuart. We had Garret Stafford. 'Nuf said.

We lost 10 of 11 games. We were at the top of the heap before that. People panicked. Hair was torn out. People gave up and whined and wailed.

Fast forward to today. We were at the top. We had a herd of injuries. We've missed Howard, Pavel, Bert, Lids, Eaves, Jonny, and now possibly Joey and Mule. We are losing games. Cue the panic, hair tearing, whining, and wailing.

There are a lot of differences between the two seasons. I'd say more differences than similarities, but the similarities are there. We're not tearing it up, especially not on the PP this year, but we did have a nice little win streak going.

So there are some comparisons, and since 2008 ended up groovy enough, we hope that the similarities continue.

There's your answer. I'm sure you'll rip it to shreds. You have a good enough memory and you're knowledgeable enough that you've already made these connections and you're just challenging people to come out and say that the similarity is that we've had injuries and falsely come to the conclusion that since we had injuries then and won a Cup that injuries mean that we will win a Cup.

But I think that the people making the comparisons are doing it less because they think that we are assured of a win, and more to challenge the whiners and nay-sayers who think that because we're in 4th place, we are doomed to miss the playoffs, and it will be the '80s all over again.

In other words, people are making the comparison to a Cup-winning team to prove that winning a Cup despite injuries has happened, not to predict that it will happen again. Why? Because it's so much more polite than saying, "Shut the f*** up." every time someone wrings their hands and waves their hanky.

My $.02. If I was paid by the word, I'd charge you more.

#2270181 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 14 March 2012 - 03:03 PM

Yep. (Are you kidding, Mike? Asking that on a Wings board is like asking, "Do you think water is wet?")

The person below me frequents thrift stores.

#2270173 Cool Statistics website details chances...

Posted by 55fan on 14 March 2012 - 02:55 PM

Very cool. That graph really shows how teams have gone throughout the season.
Hint: Mouse over your team's name in the left-hand column to see where they are on the graph.

#2270167 Realignment dropped for now

Posted by 55fan on 14 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

So why does the PA not like the idea? From what I've heard fans and owners love it

That is probably the reason right there.

Owners love it. It gives them something to shovel into the collective anus of the league during "negotiations" this summer.

Anything that they can come up with that will hold back progress will be used to get what they want, and the guys who actually sign the paychecks and give them their contracts will have to bend over or lose another season.

Welcome to "negotiations".

#2270160 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by 55fan on 14 March 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hopefully Babs made them practice naked and the yambag skate will bring out their work ethic, or at least make them fear another loss.

Wings: 349834597359283402987502981
Ducks: 4

#2269595 Please, for the love of God

Posted by 55fan on 13 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

I realize that many people on this forum weren't born yet when the Red Wings were a bad team. There's a great deal of pride in the accomplishments of one's team, especially when it is improvement over the recent past.

After a number of good years, one tends to take it in stride and expect that the prior results will continue, whereas teams with a history of falling short will show their excitement over small achievements.

And so, in many ways, the Wings fans of today are like adults who are so busy striving for the Big Prize that we fail to stop and appreciate the lesser accomplishments that we achieve on our way to the Big Prize. And the Blues fans are like children who still announce to the entire household, "I made poopoo in the potty!"

#2268980 3/10 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by 55fan on 10 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

Can we call Zata, Flip, and Huddie the "two-and-a-half men line"?