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#2205640 I could have made it to the NHL!

Posted by 55fan on 31 August 2011 - 03:05 PM

I could have made it to the NHL if I had been a child living in Canada to a father who was a high school athlete and supported my wish at age three to be a professional goalie when I grew up.

Oh, wait, all of that was true. What stopped me?

I could have made it to the NHL had I not been a GIRL, which forced me from hockey into figure skating as girls were not allowed to play hockey in the little town in which we lived. Nor could I play in the towns to which we later moved as they had no hockey programs.

But the first few years were favourable.

#2205394 St. Louis Blues slogan

Posted by 55fan on 28 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

Hmm... should have used "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues".

Change the words a little...

I guess that's why they call us the Blues.
Time and again, we do nothing but lose.
Diving like chickens, lose to the others,
Whine to officials like they're our mothers,
And I guess that's why they call us the Blues.

Or something. That was just off the top of my head and it really wasn't very good.

#2204987 Away Games

Posted by 55fan on 23 August 2011 - 09:33 PM

XL in St. Paul has been a treat both times I've been there. Nice people. No problem getting down for pre-game pics. Good time.

I'll be going there again in October! Can't wait!

Have fun with the Nucks!

#2204770 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 22 August 2011 - 12:21 AM

I used to be ^, but now I'm ... ah, gravity. :(

Dollars: Paper or metal?

#2204526 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by 55fan on 19 August 2011 - 05:25 PM

Totally true. I agree with Crosby getting overblown. I'm sure I fall into that fact a little myself.

Far as malts. thats what part of his game that would frustrate me to no end. He would be flapping his gums and then when it would be step up time he would skate off and let other players take the heat. Man just think about being on the ice on the other team with him. hahaha.

<Reads first paragraph. Smirks. Makes mental note about Tony. Gets bad mental picture. Shakes head. Declines comment.>

I miss Malts.

#2204376 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by 55fan on 18 August 2011 - 04:31 PM

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Off topic, but what is that man in the background doing, and to whom?

#2204297 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by 55fan on 18 August 2011 - 06:50 AM

Crosby kicks puppies.


And misses, then blames it on the officiating claiming he was slewfooted by a passing basset hound.

#2204154 Rick Rypien found dead

Posted by 55fan on 17 August 2011 - 07:22 AM

I have no problem with a loved one feeling anger over a suicide. If you are dependent on a person for emotional or financial support and they voluntarily end their life - how can you not feel anger over it? Depression is a disease like addiction, it can be fatal, but it is also curable.

Very true.

The anger need not even be aimed at the person, but at the cause of death, whether it be disease, accident, murder, or even just natural causes. Regardless of what happened, there is loss of time with that person. There is the loss of that person's future, and how it might have been spent.

Sometimes anger at the person who died is the "safest" emotion because they (or their feelings) can't be hurt by the anger.

Life isn't fair, and when things happen that aren't the way we'd like them to go, there is anger, disappointment, frustration... all sorts of feelings may arise depending on the gravity of the event.

There are a ton of emotions one goes through. None are wrong; only acting inappropriately is wrong. Feeling them is up to the individual.

Edit: clarity

#2204032 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 16 August 2011 - 02:53 PM

<Sigh> Mac always did own the Avalanche.

#2203628 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by 55fan on 13 August 2011 - 08:44 PM

Bold prediction: Geography teachers will worry themselves silly about the confusion it will cause when the SCF involves Winnipeg from the East and Detroit from the West. Students will not notice anything ironic, despite the fact that Doc Emerick will explain the situation in dramatic, yet condescending fashion before, during, and after every single game of the Finals.

#2203438 Happy bday wingsgirl001

Posted by 55fan on 12 August 2011 - 11:26 AM

Oh, I missed it. Oh, well...

Happy Birthday Plus A Day!

#2203099 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 10 August 2011 - 06:46 AM

I made one when I was a kid, but it didn't fly.

The person below me laughed like crazy the first time they saw this commercial:
Hmm, now why on earth did that pop into my head?

#2202729 No more Versus

Posted by 55fan on 06 August 2011 - 04:14 PM

who cares. they fired on ice reporters like Charissa Thompson and Lindsay Soto, and hired Pierre McGuire as replacement. a name change won't help that.

BTW, ESPN just hired Charissa Thompson, and she's going to have her own show there... wonder who wins in this exchange

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I don't know. Her roots need touching up. Pierre never has that problem. Aside from that, I'd say that Charissa wins.

#2201613 Short article about fitness

Posted by 55fan on 29 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

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#2201399 Assistant Captains

Posted by 55fan on 28 July 2011 - 09:16 AM

Oct-Jan and March-June
C- Lids
A- Dats
A- Zata
A- Kronner

When we hit our Annual February Injury Blight (you know the one- where we are missing half the roster and people throw tantrums because we lose an occasional game)

C- Lids (will not get injured)
A- Tatar (until he gets injured)
A- Exelby (until he gets injured)
A- Janik (until he gets injured)
A- Hudler (won't get injured; will instead lead the team in scoring)
A- MacDonald (due to the fact that he's the only call-up left who doesn't have an Ohio license plate)