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#2098594 In Remembrance of Mindfly

Posted by 55fan on 15 January 2011 - 11:03 PM

I'm sad that I missed the saga of Mindfly. I keep seeing his name everywhere but I have no idea who he is.

Sebastian was a Swedish Wings fan who called it as he saw it. The problem was that he saw it through the eyes of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. The glass was not only half-empty, it was ready to fall off the table, shatter into a million pieces, and would probably cut one of the Wings and lacerate something that would keep them out 3-5 months.

He had a subtle sense of humour, but often it didn't go over well. He wasn't politically correct, nor did he respect some things that most people respect even if they don't participate, like religion. He could go off base and off target, but he never meant it badly.

I got to know him because he sent me a PM once to make sure I had not taken a barb the wrong way. I had laughed hysterically. I'm one of those people who will look at the humour and laugh, even if I am the butt of the joke. He had thought so when he typed it, but wanted to make sure.

We became friends. He knew his humour wasn't always well-received.

He would get so much crap from people. When he made a prediction, people would tell him to get off the boards or shut up or whatever. He always took it in stride. It was part of the game to him.

I'm a hamster buff, and Mindfly was like having a hamster. You put him in the ball and let him run around and laugh when he runs into something, and laugh harder when he keeps banging into the same thing over and over again. Then you give him some treats and pet him.

He will be missed, in his own way.

#2098349 1/15 GDT: Blue Jackets 5 at Red Wings 6 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 15 January 2011 - 08:34 PM

Every time I hear "Umburger", it makes me hungry.

If MacDonald doesn't allow Umburger, where does that leave Tatar?

Dang, I miss Malts.

#2098262 1/15 GDT: Blue Jackets 5 at Red Wings 6 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 15 January 2011 - 07:47 PM

Congrats to Drapes on his 200th assist!
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Can we get the little guy drafted soon?

#2097948 Howard leaves game with bruised knee

Posted by 55fan on 15 January 2011 - 10:44 AM

Cannot afford.

Don't worry. Wilson paid half his salary in cash.

Sucks about Howard. Good thing Joey is looking good. Fortunately for us, he was with the Islanders, so he knows a thing or two about filling in for injured goalies.

#2096727 It has been fun,

Posted by 55fan on 13 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

The true value of freedom of speech is that it allows the complete idiots to identify themselves so that they may be avoided, ridiculed, or educated- although the latter is insanely difficult.

#2096052 Red Wings asked NHL not to pick Zetterberg for all star game

Posted by 55fan on 11 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

They've seen his wife and put themselves in his shoes.

#2096036 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 11 January 2011 - 04:58 PM

^^^ What she said, plus they're reporters, and they're bound by the laws of libel. If, by some remote chance, they report on a case and call the person the anything that insinuates that he did it, and the person is found innocent, the person can sue.

Not at all likely in this case, but they're covering their butts by just having it as a blanket policy.

It doesn't bother me. A guilty person is a guilty person whether they have been proven or not, and no matter what we call them. Even if the court somehow finds them not guilty (again, not likely at all in this case), if they did it, they will answer for it in the end.

I'm not a vindictive person, but I do believe that it all comes out in the wash. I hope for mercy, because I know what I've done in my life, and wrong is wrong. I don't believe in little or big. It's just wrong is wrong.

This guy will get what's coming to him, one way or the other, no matter what the papers say about him.

#2094753 Ask NFM#25 a Question

Posted by 55fan on 09 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

Why do boys think it's attractive to walk around with their pants hanging down so far that it looks like they took a dump and are wandering around with it between their knees until they can get to the bathroom?

#2093459 Little Things That Make You Happy

Posted by 55fan on 08 January 2011 - 09:10 AM

My little Johan makes me smile. When I take him out of his ball, I put him on my chest and let him run a bit. He always takes a bite of my shirt and tries to take it into the ball with him- while I'm wearing it!

When I got him, I had cut a piece out of an old t-shirt as a bankie. It helps the animal get to know your smell so it gets used to you faster. His old one was so worn that I threw it out a long time ago. I had another shirt get ruined at work this week, so I made him a new bankie. I came home this morning, and he was sleeping cuddled up to it.

So cute. Just when I need a reason to go on, my little guy comes through for me. :wub:

#2093041 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Flames 4 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 07 January 2011 - 11:16 PM

A poem:
Change the d-men on the fly.
Give our Raffy one more try
To dissolve this 4-4 tie
And earn us a curly fry.

Oh, oh, Stuie. Be well.

#2092510 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Flames 4 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 07 January 2011 - 08:04 PM

Oh, well in that case... they all suck!

#2091538 Red Wings Tough Guy?

Posted by 55fan on 05 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

Honeslty, how many times this season have any of you sat there and said "man, I wish we had a no skill enforcer playing 4-5 mins a night right now instead of good defensive players. Those fights really win games for us". Teams very rarely goon it up on us, and if you want me to go find my posts about the Wings physical play on HF I can do that too. I swear, most enforcer slappies just want to watch fights, they dont even care if dressing an enforcer helps or hurts the team.

Oh, yes! I have SOOOOOO often wished for a no-skill enforcer playing 4-5 mins a night.

Wait a minute! Isn't this about getting someone that with reasonably good skill who can fight as well? Kind of like, oh, say, Helm or Abby or Eaves or Miller or Ericsson except that they could also do more than hold their own in a fight?

A GOOD player, but a tough one. A DMac. A Shanny. A Probie. That kind of a guy.

Not a time-wasting floater whose only job it is is to goon it up. Someone who can take a shift, and take it well, and THEN punch the lights out of someone when needed.

Then take this ONE guy and add him to a roster that contains the likes of Zata, Pavel, Norris Nick, etc.

Why, oh why, do people always assume that if you like beef you can't have an assortment of side dishes?

#2090539 1/4 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 3

Posted by 55fan on 04 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

Go Ozzie!

I realize that I'm biased, being a huge Ozzie fan, but I am also strong in my feelings that Howard is the Goalie of the Future for this team.

Still, I feel it is in the best interest of both the goalies and the team that both start as much as possible (edge to Howard) so that Howard is fresh for the playoffs and Ozzie is ready in case of the unthinkable.

Go Wings!!!!!

Ozzie with the double hat trick and a Gordie Howe to boot!

#2090013 LGW Poster Awards

Posted by 55fan on 03 January 2011 - 04:11 PM

Hart Trophy (MVP): Hockeytown0001 for the GDT's.

MVM: Most Valuable Mod: In this neck of the woods, Jedi. Of course, who knows when or where a mod may be lurking. Kudos to them all.

Calder Trophy (Rookie poster of the year): Rookie... hmm...

Bill Masterton (Poster who dedicated the most time to LGW): Matt, despite illness and other responsibilities, he has produced a wonderful place for us.

Foreign Friend Award (Best non-RW poster): Duck Guy

Lady Byng (nicest poster): Pretty much any of the gals in the Hot Wing thread. Special mention to Loo, Dawn, Pat, Kristi. Plus Jack, Tit2, Edi...best stop here before it becomes a roll call.

Norris Trophy (Most defensive on their views): eva

Homer of the Year: Me. :ninja:

Best Troll (poster who likes to hate on the Wings): Is there a contest? Mindfly, of course.

MEP (Most entertaining/funniest Poster): Mindfly. Kills me every time. I think I have figured out when he is kidding. GMR also cracks me up on occasion. Beth has some great zingers. She cracks me up terribly. Some of them are so barbed (yet so perfect) that it cost her the Byng nomination. I sure do miss Lou_Siffer. He'd have had this hands down.

Bold Text Award: um, no one comes to mind.

Most Optimistic: Dawn (?)

Most Pessimistic: Mindfly

Consistently Good Award: Egroen

Jim Nill Award: Best Talent Evaluator: Hmm... I think we all are in hindsight.

Ken Holland Award: Best Team builder + cap shark: Egroen

Mike Babcock Award: Most Stubborn, but knows their ****: Eva, GMR, Egroen, GST when he was here.

#2089997 Little things that bother you..

Posted by 55fan on 03 January 2011 - 03:47 PM

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A couple other small things that bother me that I failed to mention before:

1. Being the third wheel. Every time I go out with my two guy friends, they ALWAYS manage to bring their "significant others". It also doesn't help that they (the *******) are so stuck up, complain about everything, and think they are "oh, so perfect". I feel like I'm stuck with a bunch of highschoolers. What makes it even worse is I'm the youngest of the group. :blink:

2. While I'm driving down the road, all of a sudden the person who is stopped at an intersection or a business turns very quickly as I'm approaching them, forcing me to slow down.

3. People who never say "thank you" when I give them something, or "please" when they ask for something. I mean, shouldn't they have learned that by now?

4. Whenever Tim Horton's mixes up my order. If I order a double double (2 cream, 2 sugar) they instead give me a triple triple (3 cream, 3 sugar). One time I ordered a decaf and they gave me a French vanilla. I'll take it because I love French vanilla, but come on, you have ears for a reason!

Anyway, yeah. I didn't do this one with grammatical errors (or did I?)

If I did, a plus rating is waiting for you. ;)
I'm a plus *****. Sioux me.