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#2049496 Kenneth Rucker, a.k.a. "Orange Hat Guy", passed away

Posted by 55fan on 20 October 2010 - 07:46 AM

Condolences to his family and friends.

#2047992 Thrashers' Diversity

Posted by 55fan on 16 October 2010 - 08:09 PM

Way to turn a positive into a negative. Get caught up in semantics much?

I think it's safe to assume that Forsberg or Hasek never had to listen to slurs on the ice.

The whole diversity thing just grates on me. I see too many people who judge by colour of skin in a negative way. Just let people be themselves and don't pay attention to their looks- that's what I think.

#2047985 Thrashers' Diversity

Posted by 55fan on 16 October 2010 - 07:35 PM

On our current roster the Wings have...
7 players from Canada
6 players from United States
6 players from Sweden
2 players from Russia
2 players from Czech Republic
1 player from Finland

I would say we have quite a bit of diversity too

They come from different backgrounds and different countries, but they are all white. The Politically Correct crowd (which dictates what everyone should think) does not accept diversity of culture. They only care about the colour of one's skin.

In other words, two people who look different, but have exactly the same upbringing, habits, culture, language, history, and may have been raised next door to each other are "diverse" if they have different skin colours, but two people from opposite ends of the earth who have nothing in common except for skin colour are not.

And we wonder why racism still prevails.

#2047783 We need...

Posted by 55fan on 16 October 2010 - 08:47 AM

We have fans in Canada and in Australia.
We are bi-polar.

I don't mind when people are disappointed in a player or in the team as long as they realize that everyone has bad days, and that sometimes when one person has a bad day it effects everyone on the team. If someone says "so-and-so had a bad game" or "so-and-so has looked like he's injured or something" and they have something to back it up, that's cool.

The ones that salt my cheerios are the ones who complain about a player for not being more than that player is expected to be, or won't give a guy a break if he has a single off game.

The ones I want to smack are the ones who either hate one player or like one so much that they cut down other ones to make theirs look good.

#2045833 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by 55fan on 13 October 2010 - 07:42 AM

That's a double negative.

Congrats Maltby on a great career as a Wing! In honor, my avatar will be of us in TC trashed lol.

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#2044813 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by 55fan on 12 October 2010 - 02:18 PM

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in between. Thanks for the memories and enjoy the time with the family. Good luck with life where ever it leads you.

#2044576 Wisniewski makes obscene gesture towards Avery

Posted by 55fan on 12 October 2010 - 07:25 AM

First off: That was hilarious.
Secondly: That does not belong on tv where kids can see it and emulate it. They have enough problems these days figuring out right from wrong and appropriate from inappropriate. If it was on a show that was rated M (or whatever they call PG-13 or R on tv) that would be fine. You know it's coming. That's why they have the ratings- so people can choose what they want to see and what they want their kids to see.

However, this is hockey, and I don't blame Wisniewski one bit. I blame the tv people. They have multiple camera angles and they choose which ones to air. There's a huge difference between doing something like that on the ice during a game and doing it in an interview or in the direction of a camera.

If the NHL, FCC, IRS, BBQ, WTF or any other arrangement of letters has a problem with it, they should be informing the tv stations and telling whomever is directing it to avoid airing such things.

#2044348 I hate the Ducks

Posted by 55fan on 11 October 2010 - 03:59 PM

The Ducks would be a perfect model for a balance between skill and grit if their skilled players played with skill.

#2044037 0-2 Penguins has fan in an uproar.

Posted by 55fan on 10 October 2010 - 10:15 PM

Or murdering their wives and burning down the home with the corpse is in it when Penguins lose a game. Yeah, too bad Red Wings fans don't have that kind of passion :blink:

You expect him to remove the corpse first? Odd.

I'm sure any team could have been used instead of the Penis. It just seems fitting. Ducks would have been funny too.

#2043826 Superimposed ads on the glass

Posted by 55fan on 10 October 2010 - 12:57 PM

god thats such a stupid response. i guess all team related threads should be closed because it doesn't matter what any of us think since we aren't the coach or GM.

Can we please have the minus button back? Now I have to think of something intelligent to say.

Ok, here goes. If FSD is the entity in charge of making the decision, then it would make sense to contact them with feedback. It could make a difference.

Those people that make the bags of chips that sound like they're going to break in a moment's notice have stopped making them the only bag they package their chips in because people have complained.

Start a petition, write letters or organize a protest. Do what you must to change things.

#2043499 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by 55fan on 09 October 2010 - 09:15 PM

Jack Skilly

#2043263 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by 55fan on 09 October 2010 - 08:00 PM

At least they didn't play Chelsea Dagger throughout the whole thing.

#2043233 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by 55fan on 09 October 2010 - 07:50 PM

Now for the returning Hawks: Um, <psst, Stan, do we have any?>

#2043190 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by 55fan on 09 October 2010 - 07:17 PM

How y'all doin'?! It's been a while since I' was here (somewhere around June 9th, to be exact)!! :D

Ready to watch that banner (won't be the last one, either) get raised at the UC tonight?!?! :D :D

Enjoy the banner raising. The fourth one is special. Just ask some of our guys.

#2043178 Wings' Datsyuk has fight fans among Blackhawks

Posted by 55fan on 09 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

Translation: Please don't beat me up tonight. :lol:

Really dig that Hossa gave him props though. I remember his fight 2 seasons ago when he wore the Winged Wheel and I felt like he really deserved props for that. He probably was jealous Pav remembered to tie his jersey down and he forgot to :P

I remember that fight. It was the night of my dad's funeral, and I yelled into the kitchen to my mom that Hossa was fighting and she left all my knitting, southern redneck aunts to run in and watch a hockey fight. Then she went back and was all, "Oh, I just don't like it when they fight. I get so worried that one of them will get hurt. We just got that Hossa boy this year. I really like him..." My aunts thought she was nuts.

I don't think that anyone who has played with or against Datsyuk can help but be in awe of him.