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#2036429 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2010 - 07:50 PM

I'm glad we got Joey back. I liked him.


#2036419 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2010 - 07:42 PM

Too many players get their number retired...

I think he meant just waiting for a bit- like a period of mourning rather than retirement.


#2036413 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

Does anyone have a problem with Salei wearing Probert's number?

Personally, I wish they waited a few years to start handing it out again.

Had he been the last one to wear it, I might, but I've gotten used to seeing it on Chelios, so it's not as jarring. Still reminds me, though.


#2036373 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

Eurotwin Powers: ACTIVATE


#2036358 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2010 - 06:58 PM

Here I thought I was the only one muting the music. I guess it isn't just because I'm old. I don't know- to me those modern singers sound constipated.

Missed most of the first because I forgot to translate the time from E to C.

Go Wings!!!


#2036347 And his fists have been placed in Bert's locker.....

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2010 - 06:52 PM

My bf has had traumatic brain injury. It is frustrating at times. Cheers to the Probert family for their donation. Wishing comfort, peace, and happiness in the days to come for them.


#2035968 The NHL's Marketing Skills

Posted by 55fan on 23 September 2010 - 04:17 PM

The NHL needs to take the "Hockey is for everyone" approach in their marketing.

You've got all sorts of players out there.

Market Duncan Keith to the "old-time, smashmouth, lose some teeth and keep fighting" crowd.

Market Chris Pronger as a villain to the "watch to hope to see a dirty bastard get a beatdown" crowd.

Market Pavel Datsyuk to the "watch for amazing skill and slick moves" crowd.

Market Ovie to the "want an approachable, easily recognizable hero with an outgoing personality" crowd.

Market Sid to the "teenage girls and NAMBLA members" crowd.


In all seriousness, this isn't anything new. During the Era of the Great One, it was rare to hear Yzerman's name outside of Detroit, and the only time we heard about Super Mario was when he got cancer.

That's a slight exaggeration, but to the average non-hockey fan, that's how it was. They knew Wayne. That's it.


#2035962 Bert shows some snarl

Posted by 55fan on 23 September 2010 - 03:57 PM

Bert doesn't have to worry about another Moore incident here. None of the other Wings will jump on whomever Bert fights after the guy is down.

Good for Bert standing up for Mule. Hopefully that sense of "brotherhood" is contagious.


#2035955 Bad Rep Immunity Thread

Posted by 55fan on 23 September 2010 - 03:44 PM

Bring back the negs! There's no point in having an immunity thread if there is no place where you're not immune.

Some posts are so idiotic that the only rational response is a neg.

Negs are the mainstay of our survival and the backbone of our society (as long as they aren't used against me personally, in which case they violate my right to Freedom of Speech, which I interpret as "I am able to say absolutely anything I want and no one can disagree with me and/or point out any fallacies and/or have a different opinion or they are violating my right and since I interpret it that way, it must be that way or it violates my right").

Zetterberg has a funny nose.


#2035330 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by 55fan on 22 September 2010 - 03:39 PM

actually it's much more entertaining to have people respond to you instead of simply giving you a neg vote.



if by "many", you mean a few message board posters that have a habit of over-valuing their team's lesser players...then i guess you're right.

Yeah. That's why I threw you a bone. I know you're probably getting one since someone responded to you.

By "many" I mean those who appreciate a guy who blocks shots, fights when no one else is willing (even if it's not his forte), and those who are aware that he won last year's "sexiest Wing" contest.

I didn't say that all of the reasons that he'd be missed were valid, just that many people would miss him.


#2035294 Bad Rep Immunity Thread

Posted by 55fan on 22 September 2010 - 02:34 PM

Hockey is actually kind of boring. I just watch because the players are so sexy.


#2035283 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by 55fan on 22 September 2010 - 02:15 PM

see ya, andreas. you won't be missed.

I bet you cried the day that they took the negative option away from the ratings. Such posts as yours cry for that sort of attention, and now we find ourselves with little recourse other than to either ignore you or actually waste bandwidth in responding.

I'll throw the bone today because I'm bored. Lilja will be missed. I'm not saying Salei won't do a good job; I'm sure he will. But rest assured, Lilja will be missed by many.

Thanks for reminding us that you're still with us.


#2035176 Bad Rep Immunity Thread

Posted by 55fan on 22 September 2010 - 07:12 AM

All those foreigners should go back to their own continent and leave the hockey jobs for good, tough, NORTH AMERICAN boys (and girls- Cammi Granato should have been in the NHL).


#2034623 Rule Changes Explained

Posted by 55fan on 20 September 2010 - 10:42 AM

Also interesting that they can't make rude/threatening gestures. :rolleyes:


#2034419 Draper Pulls the ol' Groin

Posted by 55fan on 19 September 2010 - 12:52 PM

His shot is that good? Should've kept him around then...

Not really. He was aiming at Samuelsson.