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#2265738 3/2 GDT : Wild 0 at Red Wings 6

Posted by 55fan on 02 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

I'll be watching this game at the bar with friends, its been a while since I've been able to actually watch an entire game. GO WINGS

Don't worry. It's been a while since the Wings have been able to actually play an entire game.

They keep showing up for the third period.

Full 60 tonight, boys. Do that and you won't need OT or shootout.

#2265723 Players you hate for being good

Posted by 55fan on 02 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

Getzlaf. I'd take him on the Wings any day of the week and I think I'd love to have a few drinks with him (and whatever), but I just want to give him a single-digit salute when he plays against us.

I also like Malkin and would kill to get him on the Wings with Pavel.

I also felt this way about Hossa before he came to our team. Irrational hate for no reason other than that he was good. Once he got here, I loved him. Now I just hope he's happy in his personal life and that his team's losses don't ruin his summer.

#2265720 3/2 GDT : Wild 0 at Red Wings 6

Posted by 55fan on 02 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

I love games against the Wild. I get to see them on the tv. I can't wait! Woohoo!

Wings will win this despite spending the entire game on the wrong end of a 5 on 3 due to the ref thinking that Setoguchi was tripped every time he winds up on his face.

Wings: Mule, Miller, Mursak, MacDonald (not sure how he'll pull it off, but I'm on an M theme here)

Wild: Cullen (cuz he's from Moorhead, but only he gets to score for the Wild and not any other M boys. Just because I say so.)

#2265315 Presidents Trophy

Posted by 55fan on 01 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

It gives you something shiny for one of the Alternate Captains to drive down Woodward with.

If you don't win the Cup, nothing else matters.

#2265310 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by 55fan on 01 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

Or it could be that Stuie is just a decent guy who realizes that he could have to move at the drop or a hat, and that it is important for a child to be with her father, and he's doing the decent thing.

More power to him.

#2264631 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by 55fan on 28 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

As I recall, when Stu was traded here, the little girl was about 9 or 10. They obviously didn't move at that time since it was near the end of the season and it was a rental. He would be UFA in a few months and there was a new baby on the way.

He then got a 4-year contract with a partial NTC. I remember that it was said at that time that he wanted to stay put until his step-daughter reached high school so that she wouldn't have to be uprooted again.

It seems that the plan was to bring her here. I knew a lady who was divorced in California, and in her case, in order to move away, she had to send her kids to live with their dad in the summer in order to avoid the every-other-weekend visits, which would not have worked over such a long distance.

The only reason she got that was that her ex allowed it.

Apparently in Stuie's case, either the dad or the courts didn't allow it, or he and his wife decided not to move the family.

I do recall that he declined a better offer from Calgary because he didn't want to send the little girl through customs alone on her visitations. Considering that he's from Alberta, that must have been a sacrifice.

Hearing how he has put his wife and her child ahead of his own interests has given me a huge amount of respect for him. I would love for him to stay, but I understand why he wants to be back with his wife and 4-year-old son.

It has to have been rough for him to be away from his little boy, yet he has honoured his contract with the Wings, even though things apparently didn't go as planned.

I wish him well where ever he goes, even if it's with an icky team like the Ducks.

#2264534 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Blue Jackets 2

Posted by 55fan on 28 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

Nash needs to go into politics.

The Wings WILL win tonight. I wore my unlucky shirt yesterday, so it is not touching whatever shirt I will be wearing today. Apparently, unbeknownst to me, the bad luck can pass on to the Wings even if I don't actually touch the shirt on game day, as opposed to what was previously thought. It also wicks through the other, innocent shirts and bespoils the Wings efforts. No more. It has been banished. The Wings WILL win tonight.

Mule, Kronner, Miller, Janik

#2262990 Darren Helm & Justin Abdelkader Autographs

Posted by 55fan on 26 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

Cool. I'll have them autograph my time travel machine.

#2262315 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by 55fan on 25 February 2012 - 09:04 AM

See that's the problem, lou wasn't thinking. :lol:

I can't think of a logical reason why they would give out that much for Zidlicky, considering the other defensemen out there they could have gotten for that price.

Especially since Zidlicky was so vocal about wanting to be traded. You'd think that would make his price go down.

#2262170 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by 55fan on 24 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

I could never say "no" to Sammy. :wub:

Especially during the playoffs, when he had a tendency to show up.

#2261096 NHL.com Sucks

Posted by 55fan on 23 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

I get a kick out of them. The worse they are, the better.

Puns are the lowest form of humour, and I am the lowest form of human. It fits.

#2261092 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 23 February 2012 - 04:16 PM

Luongo ain't s***

He will be tonight.

Or at least we'll make him look like it.

Speaking of unpalatable things that make one queasy and disgusted, I hope our good Nucks fans (hi, Gary) ignore Leonard. He does it for attention.

Wings 3: Kronner, Q, and Drew
Nuck, Nuck. Who's there? No one!: 0

Go Wings!

#2259332 Ty Conklin clears waivers, assigned to GR

Posted by 55fan on 20 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

I really like Ty, but Joey has come out of nowhere and has earned his spot. I do wish we could have kept all three around, but maybe Ty is better off somewhere where he can work off the rust and have a game here and there. It can't be fun sitting all the time.

#2259009 Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

Posted by 55fan on 19 February 2012 - 03:24 PM

We won. Of course it's possible that the Sharks could end our streak. We do play them again next season.

#2258483 MAJOR Andreas Lilja Update.

Posted by 55fan on 19 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

Maybe you got negged for mis-spelling Sweden.