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#2020452 Pick Your Favorite Wings' Title

Posted by 55fan on 29 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

2008 for me. At the time, I didn't think it would mean the most, but my dad was in the hospital for much of the summer of '08. No matter how dull the stay, or how painful or annoying the tests, he'd always raise his spirits by saying, "oh, well. At least we won the Cup." It got him through. He died in February of '09, so he went out on top.

#2020344 Could/Would you give up watching/following Hockey for money?

Posted by 55fan on 29 July 2010 - 08:17 AM

Money can't buy happiness, but at this point, I'll settle for renting it.

That said, I couldn't do it. I went without a computer for a day and a half and I went nuts without LGW.

#2019417 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by 55fan on 26 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

:ninja: Yeah, like when we pushed that one new kid to the fourth line in 2001-2002 in favour of some old folks like Hull and Luc. What was that kid's name? Oh, yeah. Datsyuk. Yeah, he never forgot that. :ninja:

Sarcasm mode off.
Helm and Abby have worked hard to make the team, and make the team they will. No one is promised anything. A contract does not mean that you can't be traded or that you won't be sitting in the press box. Only training camp can decide that.

If they spend one single year at the beginning of their careers on the fourth line, is this going to stunt them any? I say no. If they are better than Modano, then they will rise to the third line. If not, then they stay on the fourth.

Of course they want to push up in the line-up. All players want to be at the top. This is just one more runner to pass in the race. Competition is a good thing.

If we get Modano, great. If not, great. Either way, we have enough forwards to cover the positions. Adding Modano only means that the competition goes higher.

#2019366 Kids drop the gloves and are ready to fight

Posted by 55fan on 26 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

Good to see there are a few kids left who are willing to stand up for themselves instead of crying to mommy.

We wring our hands about their self-esteem, but don't let them grow their own balls (or ****) and then wonder why we have crybabies. Let the boys be boys, teach them to do it responsibly; and when they're men, they'll be real men.

#2019355 Watch what you eat at Detroit Area Pro Sporting Events

Posted by 55fan on 26 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

I've worked many, many years in food service. This is minor. Just saying.

#2018694 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by 55fan on 23 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

I'm thinking that Helm and Abby probably grew up watching hockey and will not be offended in the least that their contracts are taking a few weeks longer considering that they might get the chance to play with Mike Modano.

The guy's pretty famous. It would be very cool to say that they played with him.

Right now it's not "Do we play in Detroit?" it's "Do we play with Modano?"

If their jobs were on the line, then I could see some trepidation.

#2018584 Zetterberg & Emma's Wedding

Posted by 55fan on 23 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

I'm not so sure that's Kronner's new gf, just a woman to accompany with...

I have a theory about Kronner but I'll keep it for myself as it's just a wild theory.

He's waiting for me, right?

#2018454 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by 55fan on 23 July 2010 - 09:29 AM

Kariya or Modano?

Kariya or Modano- Modano or Kariya...
At this point, let's just combine them, end up with a chick named Maria, and hope she brings a fifth of tequila.

#2018451 Zetterberg & Emma's Wedding

Posted by 55fan on 23 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

This is so wonderful. Emma's dress is lovely. Hank looks dashing. The whole swim-suit thing looks fun. I'm getting a kick out of this.

Here's to many years of happiness to the Zetterbergs.

#2016474 Name Game

Posted by 55fan on 18 July 2010 - 09:49 AM


#2015933 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by 55fan on 16 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

Eeny Meeny Mikey Mo
Just decide where you will go.
You know what each team will pay
If with them you choose to play.
On the road let's get this show,
Eeny Meeny Mikey Mo.

#2015165 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by 55fan on 15 July 2010 - 07:30 AM

No, Modano has a Cup Ring.

Muuuuuuuust biiiiiiiiiite toooooooooooooooooongue................

#2015158 Lilja, Modano, and Maltby news

Posted by 55fan on 15 July 2010 - 07:19 AM

I want the Wings to give Maltby the one-year contract. Hear me out on this. If (and it's a BIG if) he actually out-plays the other guys, then he's the one that belongs on the team.

If he doesn't, and if he's willing to go to GR (yup- another big if) we can bring him up in the post season as a black ace. He may not play a game, and he wouldn't get his name on the Cup (thinking positive here!) unless they stuck him in for a game. BUT (and I do have a big butt- oh, wait...) if we get injuries during the playoffs, Kirk Maltby is one man I want to be able to plug into our lineup. He knows the system, he plays his best hockey during the playoffs, and he will be more rested having played the lesser schedule.

As long as he's willing to earn his spot- and everyone understands that he must EARN it, the only downside I can see to signing him is that he might be claimed off of waivers. Granted, it is mostly a downside to him and his family, and the die-hard Malts fans out there, but it would be a loss of a good black ace.

Can't wait to see my rep tomorrow. :D

#2014513 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by 55fan on 13 July 2010 - 03:14 PM

Wasn't the original question "would you trade Getzlaf for Zetterberg?"

So I have a few...

1) Why is the OP getting so blasted for a interesting question that has almost no chance of ever panning out?

2) Zetterberg is a great player. Getzlaf is a great player. They both pretty much had the same season and both have strengths and weaknesses. Age is a factor, but so is Zetterberg's underrated abilities. Whatever it is that you want in a team. Is this that complicated for all of you?

3) How come whenever there is a discussion like this everyone proceeds to blast the 'other' player? It's like these people who like say how much Sidney Crosby sucks. He's a talented player and can handle himself off the ice. Do I want him to win even one game? No.

Maybe that's a bad example.... I'm going to go dry heave now for even typing that.

5) Why is GMR such a douchebag?

4) Why doesn't Crymson smoke more weed he visits this forum?

Some many questions.....

What the heck. I have time on my hands. Here's some many answers.
1)He's getting blasted because he is suggesting that we trade one of OUR talented players for the talented player from an icky team. We are homers. This does not compute. Wings good. Ducks bad. Brain full.

2)Yep. Too complicated. See above.

3)Wings good. Ducks bad. See above.

5)He's a lawyer.

4)It interferes with his use of prepositions and concept of numerical order.

Seriously, I think it is because Hank is the next Face of the Franchise. To go against Hank is, on a certain level, to go against the Wings.

Personally, I love what Getzlaf brings to the table, but I wouldn't trade Z for him. Z is more than just a great player. He has come through for us in tight situations. Remember the 5-3 "Conn Smythe shift" of '08? He has earned our loyalty. To consider trading him for someone else, even someone as talented as Getz, is anathema.

It's like defending your family. You know their flaws, but you tend to overlook them because they're your kin. They are a part of you. Your sister may be a ****, but you'd climb a water tower at 3 in the morning with a bucket of paint to defend her honour.

Hank has established himself here. That's pretty much all there is to it.

#2014398 Bettman makes how much?

Posted by 55fan on 13 July 2010 - 08:26 AM

What's his cap hit? Does he have a NTC? Perhaps Chicago would trade him for Huet and Campbell.