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#2190170 The 4th Period's Top 30 Free Agents

Posted by 55fan on 26 June 2011 - 07:54 PM

Thanks for the link. Very interesting to see the "teams of interest".

I'm on the Jovo-for-cheaper wagon. Wiz would be my first choice, and I really wouldn't argue with Kaberle if he came for a reasonable price. I think he would be ok in the smaller role that he would have with the Wings.

July 1 and following will be interesting.

#2189989 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by 55fan on 26 June 2011 - 12:51 PM

The way I look at it is that there's nothing wrong with being very religious. But there's a key distinction between the two. Rafalski made it to his retirement with nobody having a clue about it - he kept it as part of his personal life. That's good.

In contrast, this guy couldn't even make it through his draft without not only making it very apparent, but using it to judge people. (Admittedly I didn't see this, I'm going off of what people here are saying.)

They're two very different cases.

Disagree on both counts. Those who know Raffy were quite aware. He and other Wings have often spoken of their beliefs (see also Datsyuk and Howard). We may not notice or hear of it, but it comes up in interviews and such. I remember Draper commenting on it once that it made no difference in the locker room what their beliefs were. They all had their own.

Rocco is a young underage kid headed to UND (which is why I had kind of been looking at him) and he isn't going to drink or get in trouble in college. Locker room cancer? I doubt it. Not sure how abstaining from alcohol when one is underage makes one judgmental. I'd rather have a kid in my system that I didn't have to worry about doing that sort of things. Too many kids around here have screwed up their sports scholarships over drinking or other illegal activities.

So he said it would be wrong for him to drink. Yeah. He's underage. It's illegal.

By the time he gets to the NHL, he'll be of age. Then it will be his decision whether or not to drink or anything else. Knowing the ND culture as I do, he will have been exposed to a LOT of drinking. He will either find people with his own likes and dislikes to spend his time with and avoid the parties, or he will become everyone's favourite Designated Driver. I went to college with both types of non-drinkers.

Being religious or non-religious doesn't make a person a good or bad player, nor does it make them a good or bad teammate. Once a person is a teammate with someone, they know that person well enough that they know their beliefs. They may not be the same, but they know what they are. And from that point on, it isn't whether a person is religious or not; it's how they coexist with others.

#2189465 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by 55fan on 25 June 2011 - 08:52 AM

Considering that Pavel keeps pictures of Jesus, Mary and St Nicholas (the Russian saint, not the Captain of the Wings) in his locker, I think a religious person would be in good company.

I honestly have to question some people's perception of others and how quickly we jump to conclusions. It's insulting to the majority of Christians I know, including myself.

Honestly, I can't remember his exact words, but it was something to the effect of living his own life by what he feels is right and not what others think.

So he doesn't cave in to negative pressure. Not a bad thing for a kid.

#2189459 2011 NHL Draft: Rounds 2-7 Discussion

Posted by 55fan on 25 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

the best post in a while... :thumbup:

Best post in a VERY long while!

Red Wings pick Colton St. Clair. You heard it here first. E111eleven111!

#2189456 Nashville's New Logos

Posted by 55fan on 25 June 2011 - 08:35 AM

hmm, maybe with the addition of this new "player" guy nashville can afford to move weber now?

Nope. Player is a left wing. Dating Carrie Underwood's sister. Wears number 11 because he tends to read upside down and backwards and they didn't want him confused. Skates well.

#2189304 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by 55fan on 24 June 2011 - 10:02 PM

Alexander Khokhlachev should be around for the Wings tomorrow morning. :thumbup: Hockey News has this guy ranked at #13!

They have Saad ranked at 14th. Either could happen.

#2189298 Habs shopping Wisniewksi's rights + for a 2nd rounder

Posted by 55fan on 24 June 2011 - 09:58 PM

Why not just wait until July 1st?

Because this would soothe the people who are upset because we're not doing something NOW!!! Since NOW!!! seems to be a good time to move because the Wild, Leafs and Avs have done so tonight.

#2188705 Bettman Re-Alignment Proposal

Posted by 55fan on 24 June 2011 - 01:16 AM

You guys realize the only reason Bettman is putting the possibility of Detroit moving east in a couple seasons out there is because he knows (just like we all do) that in December 2012 the ancient Mayans will return from the seventh dimension and team up with the Reptilian aliens from Nibiru to destroy the earth and enslave humanity.

No can do. The Nibiru Aliens were traded to Philly this afternoon for Pronger and future considerations.

On topic: I don't like lopsided divisions, but if they put Edmonton and Toronto as the extra teams, it'll all even out in the end.

#2187813 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by 55fan on 22 June 2011 - 07:20 AM

Any chance we can bring back Lang as well, and form the laziest line in hockey history?

Hudler/Lang/Jagr :scared:

That's quite the Czeching line.

#2187448 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by 55fan on 21 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

I have been trying to find words to express my joy. There are none. I'll go with colours and stuff.

:!: :colorbounce: :carrot: :banana:WHEE! :banana: :carrot: :colorbounce: :!:

#2186045 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by 55fan on 16 June 2011 - 07:07 AM

My brain says that he can still contribute and that if the price is right, it might be a good thing. There's certainly no harm in talking about it.

My heart says that he's far more likely to go back to Pitts since he played there.

My hormones say YES! YES! YES!

#2185068 Latest Rumor: NHL Team Expected to Announce Rebranding in 2012

Posted by 55fan on 14 June 2011 - 08:07 AM

They will decide that "Kings" is sexist and will rename them the "Monarchs". They will have a butterfly as their logo. The colour purple will be their primary colour in their uniforms. Once pro-democracy protesters have their say against "Monarchs", they will be known as the Queens which, with the purple uniforms, will bring in a whole new crowd to the sisterhood of Puckbunnies.

#2185065 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by 55fan on 14 June 2011 - 07:56 AM

Vancouver with the Cup; Thomas with the Conn Smythe.

That's my prediction, and I'm sticking to it.

#2184771 Latest Rumor: NHL Team Expected to Announce Rebranding in 2012

Posted by 55fan on 12 June 2011 - 09:08 PM

The Florida Panthers will become known as the Miami Heat. It will bring in more fans due to name recognition, and they can just use the same players since neither team can play hockey.

#2182789 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by 55fan on 05 June 2011 - 04:31 PM

^^^You think she's fat? Geesh.

Go Nucks!