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#2244498 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 12 January 2012 - 08:09 AM

Hat trick for the birthday boy.

Wings win 3-0.

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#2244350 Study done on fighting in hockey

Posted by 55fan on 11 January 2012 - 03:16 PM

So teams with an enforcer in the line-up never have bad games?

No. Teams with an enforcer in the line-up have better games for five minutes 75% of the time following a fight if they were doing poorly before the fights.

Or, for the namby-pamby panty-waists out there: If the Wings ever had a day when they weren't playing well (also called "playing the Islanders"), a fight might help them for 1/12 of the game 3/4 of the time we actually do it, which translates into an average of 2.5 minutes per season as the team stands at this point.

#2244246 are we done giving conklin chances?

Posted by 55fan on 11 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

Whatever the case, Conklin isn't reliable.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Nabokov as a deadline pickup. It's no doubt enormously clear to Snow that he won't be re-signing in the offseason.

I got distracted for a minute, and read "I wouldn't be surprised...Snow...as a deadline pickup".

Now that my heart has restarted, and I have rejoined this century, I too must add to the throng who feel that Conks needs a team in front of him in order to do well.

Last night just was not a good night all around. Being short Pavel did not help, and, as mentioned, the Isles seem to have our number.

Last night is just one of those games where you have to shrug it off and move on or you end up banging your head against a wall and doubting yourself.

After his last outing, I am still willing to give him another chance. I think he can do better.

That said, I'm sure glad we have Jimmy. :)

#2242735 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 08 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

Have you people not seen the commercial?

Conks is THE go-to guy for making crap go away. He'll be fine.

#2241823 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by 55fan on 05 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

Mule, Smith, Kindl for Getz and Parros.

I feel so dirty typing that.

#2240841 2012 NHL Winter Classic GDT : New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers

Posted by 55fan on 02 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

NOf****** WAY.

This lip-reading session brought to you by NBC.

#2240708 Cole suspended three games

Posted by 55fan on 02 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

I love the new video explanations. It's good to hear whether it was intentional or not, and what the other player had to say about it, as well as being provided with the reasoning.

Even if you disagree, at least you know specifically what it is that you're disagreeing with.

I'm cool with this one.

#2240503 Lidstrom and Perry in Honda Commercial

Posted by 55fan on 01 January 2012 - 08:40 AM

Pretty cool ad. Even Perry wasn't that bad.

If anyone ever questioned the greatness that is the Perfect Human, they can now be silenced by this: He makes Perry tolerable.

#2240156 Kopecky Suckerpunches Del Zotto

Posted by 55fan on 31 December 2011 - 09:39 AM

Oh, Kokopuffs.

Don't suckerpunch, and if you end up in a fight, don't cower.

You were once our pugilistic stallion here. Don't embarrass us, please.

#2239609 Making Custom Wings Shirt

Posted by 55fan on 28 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

Do the words "Jersey Foul" mean anything to you?

#2238287 Jimmy Howard - "Iím just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by 55fan on 22 December 2011 - 12:00 PM

Paging Jiri "the Fury" Hudler.

Time to use that training, m'boy.

#2237735 Where the Wings stay in Edmonton

Posted by 55fan on 21 December 2011 - 08:15 AM

Some people even get jobs at the hotels. :innocent:

#2237593 Quebec culture minister upset at Habs

Posted by 55fan on 20 December 2011 - 08:09 AM

Please, please, please, let Homer retire and get a job as the Habs head coach.

#2237011 Patrick Eaves shopping

Posted by 55fan on 18 December 2011 - 08:42 AM

There were shoes?

Sorry, I may be a chick, but I have no interest in shopping or shoes. I did like seeing Patrick Eaves though; I am, after all, a chick. :P

#2236654 Mike Milbury charged with assault

Posted by 55fan on 17 December 2011 - 09:24 AM

I was thinking about this last night. There are a few times when I've had to break up fights (never between grown men who were armed, fortunately) and I started thinking about the logistics.

You start by yelling at them to "BREAK IT UP" or some such thing. If they don't, you get between them, and if that doesn't do it, you face the aggressor (or the one who won't stop, or the stronger one) and usually end up putting your hands on his shoulders to restrain him from hitting the other child.

Now imagine that on skates. Ice is slippery. If a kid is flailing about trying to hit someone, and you are trying to prevent it, that child will get shaken pretty well just trying to remain upright.

One may not grab someone else's child to discipline the kid, but if you are breaking up a fight, you don't really have a choice. You have to defend another child.

I had to learn "therapeutic intervention" techniques for dealing with vulnerable adults who could become violent. The main trick was to restrain them without hurting them, without letting someone else get hurt, and if at all possible, without getting hurt yourself. It's a lot harder than it sounds.

If you try to restrain someone who is seriously agitated, it does look from a distance like you are shaking them, when really it is their actions that cause the motions.

Like I said before, I think Milbury's an ass. I'm just playing devil's advocate here.