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#2279067 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by 55fan on 07 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

Go Wings!

Thanks Mike for all the GDT's you've done. Hopefully you'll have four more rounds' worth before the season ends.


#2279065 Interference

Posted by 55fan on 07 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Ok, I admit the first time I saw it, I missed it too until I know where I was supposed to be looking.

It is entirely possible that the refs thought to themselves, "Did he just... nah, couldn't be. The other guy would have called something that stupid. They'd think I was crazy if I suggested he did something like that."

I want to know what was going on in Clowe's head.

Is he playing today? Or is he in the quiet room until he recovers from his amnesia?

#2278972 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by 55fan on 06 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

I think Torts and Milbury have hit on something...

Random coaches/players can call out Sidney and then apologize immediately. The message will get out. People will talk about what they said.

Apologizes theses days are a dime a dozen. The standard apology is canned and forced and insincere. Get a good, funny sound bite- rather than just whining- and "apologize" right away a la Larry the Cable Guy.

This could be fun.

#2278124 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by 55fan on 05 April 2012 - 06:19 AM

Dear Wings,
Remember how you played after St. Louis scored two goals?
Play like that again. Just don't wait until the Devils score two goals.
Don't let them score any. Just play like you did when you were down by two.
Remember that? Yeah. Good times.

Love, Your friend, Karen

#2277292 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 04 April 2012 - 07:19 AM

Took a sick day.

I'll be showing up for the game. Hopefully the Wings will be too.

Wings: Zata, Mule, Kronner, Drew.
B-lose: Oshie

#2277185 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

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

Have you ever tried to fight in a skirt? I can barely sit, stand, or breathe in one. There's a reason chicks are lady-like and restrained in a skirt. In a word: pantyhose.

Although I disagree with Mike that Bylsma should have fought. Coaches should leave that to the players and just yell stuff at each other. Suits don't have fight straps, and they probably need dry cleaning, and that's expensive.

Not sure what Milbury expected.

As for sending out the line that he did, I believe that you play to the last horn. If that's how you play when your team is behind, then you play that way whether you're behind by 1 or 11.

#2277181 Who has been Kronwalled?

Posted by 55fan on 03 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

Does it surprise you that I approve?

Love the clock. Nice touch.

#2277119 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by 55fan on 03 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

Can you imagine if that was at the Joe with that little tiny area that Murph has to squeeze into?

I'm surprised they didn't use Pierre as a stepping stone and jump across to the other side. I'm sure from their angle, he did look like a rock in a stream.

#2277108 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by 55fan on 03 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

Wow! I can't believe Milbury said that. Good for him. Although, I think he likes to say things to get attention, so whether or not he actually believes that is a good question.

For all the people whining about the crosscheck on Crosby (not so much here, but on comments of articles and other message boards), that hit from Schenn was nothing. It was essentially a tap and Crosby flops to the ground like he was hit by a sniper. How many times have we seen him with the puck and defensemen are slamming into him, crosschecking him, basically using their whole body to try and knock him off the puck and Crosby stays on his feet. He gets tapped from behind without a puck and down he goes? Not buying it.

Yeah, one thing you hear about Crosby is "strong on the puck". Anyone can slip or catch a rut or just lose their balance, but their body language afterwards is a pretty good indication as to whether or not they just fell/slipped or if they were diving.

Sid looked like he was pushing for a penalty.

(Happy b-day, BTW)

#2276921 Quincey suspended 1 game

Posted by 55fan on 02 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

I can't tell s*** from that video. It looked like a regular hit with kopecky falling.

Nonsense. Kopecky regularly falls without being hit.


Sorry, couldn't resist.

Carry on.

#2276919 Questions about Red Wings history

Posted by 55fan on 02 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

The third question was easy.

You can find out about Budd Lynch HERE.

Good luck with your presentation.

#2276885 song title game

Posted by 55fan on 02 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Won't Get Fooled Again- the Who

#2276262 What do you consider a success?

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

I can see the reasoning behind all of the options, but in the grand scheme of things, making the playoffs is what you have to do. Beyond that, it's a bounce here or there that can kill you or save you. Anything can happen in the playoffs, but it takes a full season to make the playoffs.

It means even more now that our division is actually competitive. I consider making the playoffs to be a successful season. And then the real work starts. After that, everything else is gravy.

I'm not going to be happy with anything but a Cup, but I'm not going to get mad about not winning it every year either. Unless we win the Cup, I will be disappointed, but I will still consider this to be a highly successful team.

Maybe I've spent too many decades as a Lions fan.

#2276261 Tomas Holmstrom's fate

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

I think polls like that are terrible. It's one thing to sit here and discuss it amongst ourselves, but to have a public poll asking if someone else should be forced out is insensitive.

I realize he's a hockey player and he takes as much abuse as anyone in the rink, and then some, but the subject of outliving your usefulness is a touchy one. It is a call that should be decided between him, his team, his family, and the management, and then brought to the fans.

Let him go out publicly with the honour and dignity he has earned, not with faceless people slamming the door behind him from their keyboards.

I realize a lot of people who took part in that poll are too young to have faced the point in their life when they have to face up to the fact that they are no longer capable of carrying their weight, but trust me on this one, it is a huge blow to one's pride.

#2276152 Clarifying Doomsday 2012

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

I could see preparing for the end of the world as we know it. (Ooh, too bad I played the song title game before reading this thread!)

I have enough food and litter for Drew for a very long time. I, on the other hand, could probably stand to lose a few pounds and could pee outside if necessary. Oh, wait... December in North Dakota. Never mind.

Que sera, sera. I'll worry about it if it happens.