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#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.

#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.

#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!

#2129012 Owners back Gary Bettman with 5-year contract extension

Posted by 55fan on 11 March 2011 - 07:31 PM

One! Two! Three! Four! Five!

Five more years! Ah, hahahaha.

#2128868 Red Wing Tombstones

Posted by 55fan on 11 March 2011 - 01:50 PM

Not a Wing, but I can't resist:

Here lies Peter Fors... oh, my bad.
Here lies Peter Fo...not yet?
Here lies Peter Forsbe... oh, wait.
Haven't we done this before?
Ok, now. Here lies Peter... hang on.
Ok, for real this time.
Here lies Peter Fors...
SEL does not count, Peter. What? Oh.
That was quick. For sure this time?
Here lies Peter Forsberg. Finally.

#2127789 3/9 GDT: Kings 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by 55fan on 09 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

Dear Wings,

Please note that playing a "full 60 minutes" does not include tv timeouts, intermissions or the time it takes to set up for a face-off. It means the 60 minutes during which the clock is running.

There seems to have been some confusion on this in the recent past, and we hope this clears things up. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, LGW

#2127462 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 09 March 2011 - 07:58 AM

My friend Denise turned 65 and retired last week. Her kids and grandkids surprised her with a party. She is happy and healthy and surrounded by loved ones.

Two years ago, she was surrounded by loved ones as well. She was sick, weak, and bald from the chemo, and they didn't know if she'd make it.

I love a happy ending.

#2127005 'History Will Be Made' Ad Campaign Is Coming Back!

Posted by 55fan on 07 March 2011 - 02:24 PM

You can view the newest 4 here: http://www.broadcast...Video_Promo.php

I can not believe that the re-dubbed Kane's goal from last year's finals to make it seem like the call happened at the same time of the goal.

Stop trying to rewrite history! We all know how it went down!

Seriously was one of the most confusing and anticlimactic moments in SCF history.

Maybe that's what they mean by "History will be Made".

Any bets that as soon as the Penis are out of it, there'll be a "What if Sidney hadn't been concussed?" commercial?

#2126157 3/5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 5 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 05 March 2011 - 10:21 AM

We need more octopi thrown on the road. We won the games with them and lost the proceeding ones where there were none....

Disagree. Octopi should not be thrown on the road. They should be thrown on the ice.

And only during the playoffs. Tradition. Respect it.

Please, Wings. Win this one.

#2125373 3/3 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 3

Posted by 55fan on 03 March 2011 - 04:27 PM

It's funny, I called him out halfway through his 5 goals game for being wayyyyyy too inconsistent and I got ostracized, now it's the cool thing to do.

Trendsetters and visionaries are never understood in their own time.

Mule has the infuriating ability to float in a 2-1 loss, and then get a hattie in a 9-2 blowout.

Streaky streaky streaky. But I'll take it. Goals is goals.

Maybe now that the Eddie is out in the world, Mule will relax a bit. He said that it doesn't effect him on the ice, but there is always the subconscious.

#2125368 Wings Playoff/Cup chances?

Posted by 55fan on 03 March 2011 - 04:22 PM

1966-present: Wings will win the Cup! Lions will win the Superbowl!

Seriously, 2008 was the only time that I felt that it was destiny. Something about Mac coming back felt Kharmic.

#2124187 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by 55fan on 01 March 2011 - 11:52 AM

Lids will not be around forever. Yes, it sucks. It sucked with Stevie, but that is how life is.

There is no reason that Pavel does not deserve to be the Captain once Lids retires. There is also no reason that Hank does not deserve it. However, unless we rotate the C, only one gets it.

Bashing people for suggesting Pavel is entirely lame. He would do a great job.

Hank will be the one getting it. He has more of a "captain" persona. It's no slight to Pavel. Coming in second to Hank is no insult.