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#2033281 NHL preparing for work stoppage with refs

Posted by 55fan on 14 September 2010 - 01:58 PM

My family always taught me not to cross the picket line, but in this case I'd make an exception. The league has to play on, plus the refs are incompetent and most should be fired anyway.

Don't worry about it. They wouldn't know if you crossed the line anyway. One might think you did, but the two who were further away might overrule him, and with the video judges on strike too, no one would know for sure.

Even if they did come to a consensus or call Toronto, you could just tell them that you had an afternoon of yardwork planned, but went to the game instead since your gas can was empty, and since you intended to blow (leaf or snow, depending on the weather) the point is moot and you did not cross the line regardless of where you ended up.

#2032556 Remembering Patriot Day

Posted by 55fan on 11 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

Continuing condolences to the people who lost friends and family.

Things like this should bring us all together as humans, but they are instead tearing us into factions.

Let's remember that it was a small group of radicals who did this and should be the ones to pay. I hope that their supporters do pay dearly.

#2032540 Question about training camp roster

Posted by 55fan on 11 September 2010 - 09:31 AM

Boys have thingys and girls don't

Oh, sure. Give away all of our secrets.

Once they are out of the college (NCAA) program, they can come to camp and/or join the team. Of course, they can just drop out of college and play if they want to. I'm thinking that's what Abby did.

#2032434 Other Teams Fan Sites

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 04:21 PM

A wise man once said, "I'd rather be old and wise than young and dumb any day."

Wasn't that Brett Hull, said when they were told in 2001-2 that the Wings were too old to win a cup? I believe he said it to Chris Chelios.

I'm going from memory here. I could be wrong.

#2032432 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 04:13 PM

MRI's are better, especially for the brain. No ionizing rays or whatever they call them, and the pic is clearer.

The person below me believes they have been reincarnated.

#2032328 Stanley Cup Predictions

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 12:00 PM

"I'd love to see the Wings get revenge and beat the Pens in the Finals, but I just don't see it. The Pens, in my opinion, are not good enough to make it that far right now. The moves they made did not upgrade their defense, Fleury is still very inconsistent and the Pens wings are beyond terrible."

Signing Zbynek Michalek and Paul Martin didn't upgrade our D? We have Martin, Orpik, Michalek, Letang, Goligoski, Lovejoy (or veteran D-man)

Some would argue that's a top 3 D in the league. The Pens will run through the league this year and most likely win the president's trophy.

As for wingers --- Kunitz wasn't healthy at all last year. That really hurt in opening up space for Masterbater Crosby. Malkin is switching to Winger and Staal (Not Stall, as so many of you say) is centering him. I don't see the Wings pulling through this year, because they won't be able to get past Chicago.

Pens v Hawks.

You heard it here.

You did sign well on D, but I really like Gonchar, and I don't think he'll be easily replaced. Top 3? Only time will tell.

The Hawks have been weakened this summer. I really don't see them as a threat next season. Between the Cup Hangover and basically re-organizing their lesser players, they have a lot of work to do to ice a contender. Once their new guys get some time together, they may well be on the road to more success, but not this season.

EDIT: Forgot to add- I don't think I've seen too many people misspell Staal. Usually it's only the ones who can't spell anything else. Don't take it personally.

#2032324 Other Teams Fan Sites

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 11:52 AM

I wonder what the Panthers forum is like?

Only 4 topics:
"Will we ever win that big goblet thingie?"
"I wish we had Luongo back"
"Why haven't we re-signed Lilja?"
"How do you get ice to freeze on a floor? I've only seen it in cubes."

#2032255 Stanley Cup Predictions

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

Thrashers over Oilers 4-1

#2031595 #DanEllisProblems

Posted by 55fan on 07 September 2010 - 04:54 PM

Enough money is in proportion to your bills. I used to make $2.95 an hour. My rent back then was $85 a month.

Ellis has to buy a new house and probably a new mask. These things don't come cheaply. He also has to invest for his and his family's future. Not everyone can play until they are over 40. If you had to make do with what you had made by the time you were 40, you'd need some cash up front.

It's all relative. I used to live on one job. Not any more. Maybe some day, but not now if I want to have my ducks in a row when I retire or die.

I suppose he could open a used car dealership or something, but that seems like a lot of work.

I get where he's coming from. There's an old adage that if you ask someone how much money they need, the answer is always "more".

#2031592 Kirk Maltby nearing 1 year, 2 way deal

Posted by 55fan on 07 September 2010 - 04:38 PM

As long as he plays every game in grand rapids i approve this, do NOT wanna see him in detroit though, if there are injuries there are several other players who should get the nod in favour of maltby.

Ya don't say. We never would have guessed you felt that way.

I would like him as a call up in certain situations- and certainly in the playoffs.

#2030539 Kirk Maltby nearing 1 year, 2 way deal

Posted by 55fan on 02 September 2010 - 07:42 AM

Bring him up as a black ace and let him skate once more with the Cup, even if he doesn't get his name on it again. Then let him and Drapes ride off into the sunset together, with the love and good wishes of many a Red Wings fan.

If this comes true, I'm a happy camper.

#2027792 Paul McCartney adds penguins sticker to guitar

Posted by 55fan on 20 August 2010 - 04:34 PM

Maybe he was playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

#2027521 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by 55fan on 19 August 2010 - 03:59 PM

you're a girl???? This whole time I thought you were just a chemistry/physics/Red Wings loving male. My world just got flipped-turned upside down, and I'd like to take a minute just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the price of a town called Bel Air.

This thread is chock full of shocking things. Who knew a town called Bel Air was so cheap?

(And then I left the h out of chock. That would be another shocking thing.)

#2027511 Jim Nill: Jakub Kindl 'should fit in well with us'

Posted by 55fan on 19 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

It's sad, but the one thing that stood out from that article for me was that he's over 6 feet tall and over 200 pounds, but he's not physical.

Yep, should fit in well with us.

#2027153 Red wings Photos

Posted by 55fan on 18 August 2010 - 03:52 PM

Such a spectacular thread. I have teared up like 191491 times. :thumbup: Yeah, you are still a man if its because of the Wings.

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Of course.

This made me cry like a baby:
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