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#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"?

#2268962 3/10 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by 55fan on 10 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

who is ready to see gold jerseys all night

GEAUX PREDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully not Joey Mac.

#2268752 Smith/Kindl/Ericsson

Posted by 55fan on 09 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Smith played incredibly well. Depth is good.

#2266888 Datsyuk's on the ice for today's practice

Posted by 55fan on 05 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

He said he'd be on the trip, but wasn't sure if he'd be playing. He was going to bring sun screen just in case.

#2266854 Idiot Denver Post Writer

Posted by 55fan on 05 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

Excellent points. The next time I go see the Wings play the Wild (the closest team to me), I will be sure to wear an Avs jersey and jump up and down when both teams score, just so I won't look like an idiot. :rolleyes:

Silly, that's what that is.

#2266315 Lidstrom to win Norris trophy?

Posted by 55fan on 04 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

Please tell me, you're not serious with a crappy explanation like that. Let me try the same reasoning.

Gretzky < Beliveau

4 Stanley cups < 10 Stanley Cups

Is that anything like
Roenick and Kariya combined < Kopecky?

#2266125 The person below me game...

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

Drunk posting! Friends don't let friends post drunk (without saving a copy to throw up in their faces later).

The person below me has seen a picture of the person above me lying on her back with her legs in the air. (Totally innocent- check the members photos thread.)

#2265948 Ron Wilson Fired by Maple Leafs

Posted by 55fan on 02 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

I'll have a hamblacheapee on rye with the sweet potato fries and a Coke.

#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.