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#2280800 Stand behind your Wings!

Posted by 55fan on 10 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

It doesn't matter who we cheer for or how we feel.

The Florida Panthers will win the Cup. Tomas Kopecky will be a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, having won the Cup 3 times in 5 years with 3 different teams.

With this, the secrets of the universe shall reveal themselves and all the world as we know it shall perish.

The Mayans have foretold it. So shall it be.

Screw the Mayans.
I'm still rooting for the Wings.

#2280796 What does everyone think of the new license plate?

Posted by 55fan on 10 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

GOWINGS was taken in ND. I ended up with GOWINGZ.

Rock the plate with pride, friend!

#2280484 2012 LGW Playoff Picks Game: Round 1

Posted by 55fan on 09 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

VAN/LAK: 4-3
STL/SJS: 4-2
PHX/CHI: 4-1
NSH/DET: 4-3
NYR/OTT: 4-1
BOS/WSH: 4-2
FLA/NJD: 4-1
PIT/PHI: 4-2

WC Champion: Red Wings
EC Champion: Rangers
SCF Champion: Wings, baby!

#2280466 Playoff Beards and Bracelets

Posted by 55fan on 09 April 2012 - 04:28 AM

It's playoff time, and that means traditions.

Are you planning on growing a playoff beard? Wearing playoff bracelets?
Here's the place to share your stories and pics.

There are many variations and superstitions. Let's hear yours!

Do you shave after the last game of the regular season, or the night before the first game?
Is trimming the beard allowed?
Do you decorate your bracelets beyond the standard "red=win white=loss"?
Have you done either of both of these before?

Now is the time! This is the place!

Personally, I'm doing the bracelets again. I'm sticking with the beads (initials of each player for each goal scored and the goalie if the other team fails to get by him).

I want another year like 2008:
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I'm excited for the playoffs. GO WINgs!

#2280258 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by 55fan on 08 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

I'm going with the hamster pledge again, only this year I have a new hamster. Therefore, I pledge $5 for every goal scored by:
Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Holmstrom, Lidstrom
Kronwall, Cleary
Franzen, Filppula, Ericsson
Miller, Eaves (IR), White, Bertuzzi

I will keep track in my sig line.

Thanks for doing this again!


Oh, my. I just realized that I made a huge error. I thought I was doing the same thing as I had done last year, but last year it was $1 per goal, not $5.

Well, I do try to keep my word, but I just kind of screwed myself. If I stick with what I said, I may not be able to pay up. So I'm going to stick with what I said, but I'm putting a cap on it: Only one goal per player per series. This caps me at $240 maximum. It's a bit much for me, but that's what makes it exciting.

And this time I really mean it.

Sorry. :(

#2279666 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by 55fan on 07 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

Gosh, that Homer guy sure is good by the net, eh?

#2279542 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by 55fan on 07 April 2012 - 01:49 PM


Did you say you think Crawford will get a SHUTOUT???

I do believe so. He's got a SHUTfreakinOUT going.

How long has it been since the Wings were down 2-0 after 2 periods and came back to win? Gee... I sure wish I had a long-term memory.

#2279328 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by 55fan on 07 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

Maybe Sheahan should do some dental work on Seabrook for trying to neuter Flip.

I regret that I have used up my quota of plusses for the day.

#2279125 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by 55fan on 07 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

Aren't these two teams locked into playing each other in the first round no matter what happens today?

It that's the case, honestly I think they may just save it for when the games really count and play not to get injured today.

They're locked. Today they're just playing to get the other team fined over sound bites.

#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.