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#2146293 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by 55fan on 11 April 2011 - 10:41 AM

Cool. I'll go $1 per win, plus $1 per goal for everyone I've had a hamster named after.

In the interest of full disclosure before the fact, here are the names of the furballs (active Wings bolded- will not pay for non-Wings unless they accidentally score for the Wings):

Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik
Niklas Mathieu Daniel Robert
Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan


This could get expensive, but it's worth it.


#2146278 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by 55fan on 11 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

Question: Are we doing one for the post-season or is it a different one each series? (IOW, how often do we have to pay up?)


#2143748 Vancouver new tradition

Posted by 55fan on 08 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

Well, I guess it's better than throwing actual dead Canucks on the ice.


#2143182 Turco making bets during game

Posted by 55fan on 07 April 2011 - 09:15 AM

Gambling is against the rules. Period. If a fiver is ok, how about 10? 20? 50? 100? 1000? 3,127.46? Even if it is Canadian money, it's still currency.

The fine should be the same as the wager. He should be fined 5 Canadian dollars upon which he must write "Turco rules". Upon collection of the bill, Colon Campbell shall cross out "Turco" and write "Campbell". The bill shall be passed through the glass to a random Habs fan.

In the meantime, Turco must have an evaluation for compulsive gambling, and must refrain from any gambling of any sort. I hear he's giving 10 to 1 odds that he never bets again, and will go double or nothing during the playoffs.


#2142348 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by 55fan on 06 April 2011 - 07:25 AM

I am so ready for this game!

It will be my first ever Wings game in person!!!!!!

Have a wonderful time! The Wings are so much better in person than, say, in animal or vegetable, although Wings in sweet and sour is mighty tasty.


Wings win 7-3.


#2141170 4/3 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by 55fan on 03 April 2011 - 11:42 AM

Yay! It's the Wild! I get to watch it on the tv instead of computer!!

Go Wings!


#2140094 Kayleigh Lynn Anderson

Posted by 55fan on 01 April 2011 - 09:50 PM

Full disclosure: There is no Kayleigh Lynn Anderson. Her family members are fictional, as are her coach, school, and the dude that sells tickets for the Sens and his nephew.

Happy April Fool's Day everyone.

Thanks to those who played along (Call to Arms specifically) and, to the rest of you, GOTCHA!


#2139918 Kayleigh Lynn Anderson

Posted by 55fan on 01 April 2011 - 12:22 PM

Now that April Fool's Day is over, I should preface this with a warning. The whole "article" is utter bunk.


I read this from the Boston Herald and found it to be quite interesting. Basically a high school girl is playing on the boys' team as a defenseman and is widely considered to be the best player on the team.

The full article can be found here, but I quoted the parts I found interesting, and it ended up being most of the article.

How times change. A couple of centuries ago, wearing a scarlet A was something a young lady tried her best to avoid, but now Kayleigh Lynn Anderson wears it with pride. The 17-year-old junior is a defenseman for the Fernview Academy Eagles hockey team, and lead the team in assists this season.

A native of Westbrook CT, Kayleigh grew up playing hockey with her sister Megan and brothers, Alex, Aiden, and Colton. Her father Roger was a goalie for Notre Dame, which made scoring challenging for the children.


(Skip cute anecdotes on how he never let the children score- they had to earn it honestly.)

"Her greatest strength is how well she sees, understands, and thinks the game," said coach Terry Bushka. "Her positioning is virtually flawless. She is always a step ahead. You never see an open guy have to get her attention. She already knows he's open."

It's not surprising that the word "intelligent" should be used to describe Kayleigh. Fernview prides itself on academic excellence. Acceptance to the school involves writing and defending numerous essays as well as passing tests that school officials claim are harder than the ACT or SAT tests taken by high school seniors intent on entering college.


(Skip stuff about her classes and schedule. She has a 4.0 GPA and wants to be a marine biologist.)

Kayleigh hasn't determined where she'll attend college yet, but offers of scholarships have come in from several schools, both for her academic as well as her hockey skills. Should she accept a hockey scholarship, it will bring about a new challenge- playing with other girls. Since childhood, Kayleigh has always played on boys' teams.


(Skip parts about how the guys accepted her once they saw her play. Extra note: she's 6 feet tall and 190 pounds.)
Now we get to the really interesting part!

While it is likely that Kayleigh will go the college route, it is possible that she might end up playing at a higher level. Several NHL scouts and others associated with NHL teams have been seen attending her games.

"We don't divulge who we are or are not scouting, or even if we're scouting." said a pro scout who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "That's the nature of our job. We have to get one up on the other guy."

Chad McNamara, who is in charge of reserved ticket sales for the Ottawa Senators doesn't have to make an excuse. The Boston native has attended games this year as the uncle of left wing Jaden Carter.

"Kayleigh is a fantastic hockey player and is very well liked by pretty much everyone I've talked to. Jaden and his friends have commented on her intelligence, work ethic, toughness, and love for the game. Is she being scouted? I don't know. Should she be?" McNamara smirks. "I'm not going to answer that. Either way, someone will be after my hide. Let's just say that if she were a boy, she'd have scouts and GM's and coaches all over her."

One team rumored to have a strong interest is the Tampa Bay Lightening. "I am not going to comment on that, but I will say that if we scout a player, we scout that player as a player rather than as a male player or female player. We do not take gender into account. If the talent is there, then it is there." said Tampa Bay




So, what do you think? Is this girl being scouted? Would a team actually scout a girl if she was that good? Could a girl really make it in the NHL?

I say if she's got the talent, go for it. If she can't make it, then she will be cut, just like every other player. She should get the same chance, but have to live up to the same standards.


#2139400 Here's how we win the cup

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2011 - 09:29 AM

Pavel's left hand- Pavel's heart- Pavel's right hand

Pavel's left foot- Pavel's brain- Pavel's right foot

Pavel's left eye- Pavel's nose- Pavel's right eye

Pavel's left ear- Pavel's mouth- Pavel's right ear


Pavel's aorta- Pavel's ventrical

Pavel's spleen- Pavel's liver

Pavel's esophagus- Pavel's windpipe


Pavel's stomach

Pavel's appendix


#2139388 Believe

Posted by 55fan on 31 March 2011 - 09:08 AM

I believe that the Red Wings will win the Cup this year.

I also believe that they will win it every year and that the Lions will win the Superbowl every year. Does it cost me anything? Nope. Would it be really cool if it happened? You betcha!

I'd rather believe that we will win. Believing (and I'm not talking predictions based in observation here) that your team will lose negates the whole purpose of rooting for the team.

We should create some sort of registry for those who claim that they are done for the season. They don't get any cake at the Cup Party.


Mmmm...cake... carry on without me. I need to get something...


#2136057 Happy Turtle Day

Posted by 55fan on 26 March 2011 - 08:45 AM

Has it really been 14 years?

Post memories/memorabilia/related pics, etc.

Game summary

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Poor Kamensky- got a hat trick, still lose, and no one remembers.


#2135937 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 25 March 2011 - 04:47 PM

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Keep the updates coming. The photos are for your mental health as well all of our pleasure.


#2133007 3/21 GDT: Penguins 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 21 March 2011 - 05:51 AM

Is everyone having a birthday or something? Flip's was Sunday.

Go Wings! Win it 14-3.


#2133005 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 21 March 2011 - 02:24 AM

I didn't have time to do this yesterday, but I'll do it now, just a few hours late:

Happy Birthday Valtteri Filppula!!!!

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Bonus Selanne :wub:


#2132793 Dipietro dons Osgood's old mask to protect shattered face

Posted by 55fan on 20 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

I'm sure Hasek meant the KHL. He has stated that he is done with the NHL.

The line from the article that I though was odd:

Im having some trouble with metal detectors these days, he said. Im almost bionic at this point. Hopefully, Ill be metal by the time I retire and we wont have to worry about injuries anymore. Like the Tin Man, just lube me up and Ill be ready to go.

Really? Lube me up and I'll be ready to go? Yikes!