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#2198674 Taking back a +/- rating

Posted by 55fan on 15 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

When you have a "c" and an "l" together, they look like a "d". The subtitle of this thread always makes me do a double-take.

You may + me now.


#2198447 Holland becomes US citizen

Posted by 55fan on 14 July 2011 - 07:17 AM

Just in time to help out with the debt situation. Make a trade with China for "future considerations" :cool: Kenny can do it!

Why not? We'll give them the money other nations owe us, the losing presidential candidates for the next 5 elections, Hudler, Justin Beiber, and "future considerations".

What the heck. Let's give them ALL of the presidential candidates!

Get'er done, Kenny! :thumbup:


#2197804 Backup Goalie?

Posted by 55fan on 11 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

I voted Oz, but I was really torn between him and Conk. Heart says Oz, but Conk will be fine. Brain says Conk, but Oz will be fine.

I guess whatever happens, I will be a little happy and a little sad.


#2197374 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by 55fan on 08 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

The reactions to Kronwall were what prompted my screen name. I wasn't around when he signed the contract, but after he had a couple of booboos, people were so livid with Kenny for spending 3m/year on him.

Inflation will continue. Contracts will keep edging higher. Ericsson is the next step. When Kronner and Stuie sign, it will be higher, and so on as people keep signing. With each contract, the numbers will get bigger.

I used to work for $3.25/hr. Now I work for somewhere around $11. (Is it terrible that I don't know how much I make?) I am due for a raise this month. Each job has paid higher. Each job has increased over time.

Ericsson's $3.25 hit will look like small potatoes for a player of his caliber by the end of it. True, he's overpaid now. I'm sure Jimmy's next contract will be much bigger as well.

There will always be 1 yr/~$1m contracts to fill in the holes, but even those will become more on the over side of 1m than the under side.

Some people will freak out no matter the numbers and no matter who the player. It's all relative to who the player is, what the numbers are, and who the person is.


#2197038 Members photos

Posted by 55fan on 07 July 2011 - 06:54 AM

Nope, it wasn't an error in judgment. I think it's you guys who are blowing it out of proportion.

Ok, then. I guess if you intended it, then there isn't a whole lot I can say on your behalf. I was giving you the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps it would be best to let this go.


#2196425 Chicago's Getting Meaner

Posted by 55fan on 05 July 2011 - 11:02 AM

Whatchutalkin'bout meaner? They ditched Kopecky!

Besides, our power play will get them right where it hurts.

Or something.

Or maybe one of the new guys will actually fight.

Or we get Downey back at the deadline.

Or they won't make the playoffs and we'll respond by just laughing at them. That would be cool.

They have taken another step waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down this offseason. They got pretty far this year. Much further than I would have thought they would. They still have talent, but there's only so much the Core can do.

Plus we have Kronner to Havsplat them. Stuie does some good hitting. The new guys aren't exactly pansies. And Pavel can embarrass them with his puck work. As long as they don't concuss us or anything, it's the final score that counts.

As a fight slappie, it hurts to say that, but unfortunately we can only play with what we have.


#2196335 Members photos

Posted by 55fan on 05 July 2011 - 06:54 AM

So they look alike. No need to "fix" the post. That's a step different from commenting.


#2196062 Wiz is a dick.

Posted by 55fan on 04 July 2011 - 06:08 AM

avery is known for his bad breath...he often distracts goalies with it...wiz was just tellin him to brush once in a while...good oral hygiene is a must for hockey players with few teeth!

4 out of 5 dental hygienists surveyed prefer to put a toothbrush in Avery's mouth.


#2196051 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by 55fan on 04 July 2011 - 01:44 AM

Agreed. Hudler is a Wing, and once the season starts, he is one of us. I will cheer him on, delight in his glory, share his dejection in his shame, and hope against all hope that he will prove that he is worthy of the title of Red Wing.

Until then, I look for better options.

As you might guess, I generally hate mid-season trades.


#2195969 Heatley for Havlat swap

Posted by 55fan on 03 July 2011 - 10:03 PM

To be completely honest, I thought there was a slim chance that "NEATLY" was a minor-leaguer that I had not heard of in which case the team that got Havlat would have won the deal.

Upon reading the thread, my jaw has still not returned to its normal, upright and locked position for takeoff.

Well, Minnesota is cold and is not a contender. The Sharks are definitely getting better with the addition of Burns and now with this trade (although Setogucci certainly will be missed).

I'd say that this worked out pretty Neatly for Havlat.


#2195892 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by 55fan on 03 July 2011 - 06:19 PM

Maybe he married Taylor Swift or something.


My sister thought I had texted "Lebda for Franzen trade" and freaked out.


#2195614 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by 55fan on 02 July 2011 - 10:07 PM

A chance? I thought Eva was, for all intents and purposes, Jiri Hudler? Or at least someone in his entourage.

No, Eva's taller.

Edit: No, I have never met Eva. Just playing the odds.


#2195517 Wings looking at Ty Conklin

Posted by 55fan on 02 July 2011 - 06:39 PM

I love Ozzie to pieces and always will, but if we can get Conks back I think it will be better for the team.

I just can't see Oz bouncing back from the injuries he's had over the last couple of years. He's been a great part of the team, and I will always love his fight with Waaah. He's been a great goalie as a starter, and as a backup he's been a great mentor for Jimmy.

I think Conks could do well in the mentor/backup role. Since Conks is coming off of relatively bad seasons, he should come with a very reasonable price tag.

He seemed happy here. I'm for this signing.


#2195027 Yandle on the block?

Posted by 55fan on 02 July 2011 - 08:20 AM

I would love Yandle. I like what I've seen of him.

I would seriously even include Abby in a trade if I had to. I wouldn't want to, but if that's what it took, I would do it.

Detroit: Gives up Abby, a prospect, Hudler, and a pick to offset the taking of Hudler.

Phoenix: Gives up Yandle, takes Hudler.

EDIT to add: I would try Emmerton or Mursak before I tried Abby. I'd only go Abby if they insisted. The "prospect" in question would be someone lower down- not the aforementioned or Tatar. Probably not Smith unless they gave back the pick and still took Hudler. They would also need to agree to pay for weekly haircuts for Commodore.


#2194130 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

Correction, Opie. People were tweaking yesterday that Holland hadn't done anything.