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#2218628 This team screams for a trade

Posted by 55fan on 26 October 2011 - 08:10 AM

I'm thinking that someone hi-jacked the OP's account. Or he's under the influence. I know I've given him plusses before. This is out of character.

#2218617 Anyone else have a feeling that we'd lose tonight?

Posted by 55fan on 26 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

Not totally. I was, however, pretty sure that if we didn't, they would.

#2218221 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by 55fan on 25 October 2011 - 02:43 PM

I hope that he is ok. The guy has a wife and kids who have done me no wrong, so it is my wish, for their sakes, that he recovers, returns to play, and gets to spend a lot of quality time with them, especially from mid-April until September.

#2217880 I went to school with Abdelkader. Nice guy.

Posted by 55fan on 24 October 2011 - 10:42 AM

I lived next to a chick that was banging McCarty; but haven't we all at some time or another?

Hubert? Is that you? Do you still have my turkey baster?

#2217867 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 24 October 2011 - 10:12 AM

Why, both of course. Otherwise you have a stick and a fishhook in your sentence. All you need is a string to connect them and a worm and you are on your way to fishing, which can lead to all sorts of problems, like having to clean fish.

Yellow pages or online search?

#2217549 Trade between Florida and Vancouver

Posted by 55fan on 22 October 2011 - 08:23 PM

Too bad. Sammy and the Sedins were a great line. The Homliest Swedes Line was fun.

Seriously, I don't really understand this trade, but I don't follow Florida enough to figure this out.

#2216467 Hudler?

Posted by 55fan on 20 October 2011 - 07:00 AM

Hudler has never scored 60 points, has he?

Missed it by 3 in '08-'09.

#2215252 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 15 October 2011 - 02:04 AM

Leaving shortly for mom's and then on to the game. I was hoping to see what Fabian had going on, but we'll have to wait and see, I guess.

Rocking the new Kronwall jersey for the first time. :D

Go Wings!!!

#2215198 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 14 October 2011 - 08:06 PM

According to the poll at the top, these two are the hottest former Red Wings (Nick is still playing, after all). I found this pic on Tumblr, and I don't know if any of you have seen it before, but after seeing it, I have an extreme and burning desire to move to Gotham City.

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Brendan and Steve. Batman and Robin. Holy and s***.

Is it bad that I have a sudden urge to dress up as Catwoman and go on a sudden crime spree in the hopes of being caught and punished?

#2214058 Hudler?

Posted by 55fan on 11 October 2011 - 07:10 AM

Maybe they'll trade Doan for Hudler and one of the Illitch kids. They do need an owner...

#2213860 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by 55fan on 10 October 2011 - 03:21 AM

Or maybe some people just don't see an issue with it. If you hate Amway and want everything associated with it to die, then where were you 1996 when Jay Van Andel donated a significant chunk of change to help build Van Andel arena? I don't hear people bitching about that right now, and it seems everyone hear has ZERO issues with the Griffins playing in an arena named after the founder of Amway.

I'll be honest with you, Trey. Until I got on the internet, I paid zero attention to the Griffins. I was aware that they were there, but that's the extent of it. I had no idea who sponsored their arena, nor did I care. I also had no clue until this all came up that Van Andel was the name of the Amway guy (or one of them).

Where was I in '96? 3 states away, and still unaware that "cut and paste" and "mouse" could make sense in the same sentence (barring rodent taxidermy, of course).

I know a lot of people would prefer that the Wings play in an arena that reflects hockey. Howe Arena or something of that nature would be perfect. However, we're in an era of corporate sponsorship. They spend the money; they want their name on it. If you think about it, it's really nothing more than really expensive advertising for them- and really, really expensive advertising at that.

I think that even though a lot of us wish for a pure hockey name, we realize that it's not a fiscal likelihood.

What I'm seeing in this thread, and was alluding to in the text you quoted, is that the flow of the posts seems to indicate that some people are unaware that most of the dissension springs from the company itself rather than corporate naming in general.

Maybe I'm wrong, or maybe I wasn't clear in the post you quoted. It just seems like the thread goes something like this:
Boo Amway!
Boo Amway!
Why are you against corporations?
It's not corporations, it's Amway.
Boo Amway!
Why are you against corporations?
It's not corporations, it's Amway.
Boo Amway!
Why are you against corporations?
It's not corporations, it's Amway.
Boo Amway!

Ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

It's true that some people have no issue with Amway, and others have issues with any corporate sponsorship, but it seems that this thread is going in circles with regard to what people are thinking that others are thinking. Either that or there are some people putting up strawmen.

#2213851 No more Draper birthday hyjinx :(

Posted by 55fan on 10 October 2011 - 12:11 AM

For old times' sake:

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#2213850 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by 55fan on 10 October 2011 - 12:08 AM

I don't think that's the issue, Konnan.

And what bill? The Wings have been making bank without a primary corporate sponsor for a decade.

Exactly. It is not a corporate issue. It's an Amway issue.

Snuggles presents the Detroit Red Wings, who are on a Hot n Juicy Power Play in the Third Period (brought to you by Sominex), here in the Fischer Price Arena? No problem.

I think enough people have harped on the fact that this is an AMWAY issue that people who are taking the issue as a generic sponsorship issue are either not paying attention or dodging the question purposely.

#2213581 Messing with the lines already?

Posted by 55fan on 08 October 2011 - 09:47 PM

Different players work together in different situations. Sometimes you have to mix things up. The luxury that the Wings have is that we have so few new guys that our core (sorry) players know each other well enough that we can mix things up to get what we need.

#2213364 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by 55fan on 08 October 2011 - 10:15 AM

How on earth does having a barely legal money-sucking scheme associated with our team make us more competitive? Their vitamins aren't that good. Anything they can buy, the Illitch family could also buy. It's just coming from a different pocket, and a dirty one at that.

That said, it is a done deal. Nothing we can do about it now.