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#2626248 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by 55fan on 21 September 2015 - 04:26 PM

Wonder how much he'd have paid out if it was an ugly chick.


(Mental note to self:  Meet Jagr, seduce him, wait for him to fall asleep, take selfie... whoa, wait.  I have standards.  I do not take selfies.  Never mind.)

#2625846 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by 55fan on 18 September 2015 - 02:00 AM


I vehemently disagree with those of you who think he should be allowed to play. The stakes are too damn high. If he is suspended and later found to be not guilty, then it's a public apology and a "I'm just glad we can move past this." By not suspending him pending the outcome, at worst the Blackhawks organization and the NHL have sanctioned a rapist, alienated a substantial number of fans, and taken a hot, steaming s*** all over the victim. I can't fathom why this is a chance they are willing to take. Even from a soulless, strictly business perspective, this sounds like the most heinous of PR nightmares.

I see where you're coming from.  Rape is nasty business.


However, if he is suspended before it goes to a grand jury, that also opens a door for false claims.  Imagine if someone had thought that the Wings were going to beat Tampa last spring so a Tampa fangirl claimed that Tatar or Gus or one of our players had raped her knowing that they'd be immediately suspended.

It wouldn't have to be a fan.  If someone had a large wager or even if there was a gambling organization that wanted to drop the odds, all they would have to do would be to find a girl to make the claim, even if it would fall apart later. 


If he's guilty, the team and/or league can ban him for life and be making a statement.  If he's innocent, there is no reason that he should have to suffer for something he hasn't done.  (We'll find other reasons to hate him.)


The only ones who can be judge and jury are the judge and jury.

#2625807 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by 55fan on 17 September 2015 - 06:42 PM

As much as I'd like to see him suffer if proven guilty, he hasn't been yet.  It's inconsistent with the Voynov case, but in the Voynov case, it was more likely that he'd be charged and found guilty simply due to evidence and police witness.  Kane's case is still open.  It may not even get to the grand jury.  If it doesn't, he is a free man and will need that camp to play hockey for your team.  I can see Chicago's point in having him at camp.  They need to prepare for the future, whichever way it unfolds.

#2624955 Need a little Abdelkader help please

Posted by 55fan on 08 September 2015 - 05:42 PM


There's nothing wrong with being concerned for someones sweater choice. You have to save some of these girls from themselves.

'Tis true, 'tis true.  I wasted my money on a Kronwall, whilst my dear old Dad (may he rest in peace) invested in a Lang.  Should have listened to Dad like a good girl and gotten myself a Cleary like he said. That one will never be obsolete.

#2624954 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by 55fan on 08 September 2015 - 05:38 PM

I would think a settlement is likely.  If he's not guilty, she's going to take the settlement and run.  If he's guilty, she may well rather end it with something than face a jury and have to recount the most horrific thing that's ever happened to her, knowing that in such a high-profile case people will be glued to every word.


If I were in her shoes (assuming he's guilty), I'd take the money.  Justice would not be served, but if you find yourself in that situation, sometimes your own peace comes before the greater good.  At least he's been exposed and other women will be warned.

#2623633 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by 55fan on 20 August 2015 - 06:32 PM

If Love gets teased, he's only a year younger than Douglas Kronwall.  He can just have his bigger buddy Kronwall the bullies against their lockers.

#2623173 Mullets - post pics

Posted by 55fan on 15 August 2015 - 03:46 PM


Now that's a man who can wear his hair however he chooses.

#2623095 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by 55fan on 13 August 2015 - 05:15 PM

No guys. It's just like being in Detroit

They have no guys in Detroit either? 

That sucks, but I doubt that guys are what the majority are looking for.

#2623094 Mullets - post pics

Posted by 55fan on 13 August 2015 - 05:08 PM

Let's see what I have in my treasure trove...





That's all in my photobucket.  Let me check my personal treasure trove.  If I find any, I'll get back to you.

#2622898 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by 55fan on 11 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

Ok, boys.  Keep the shifts short, and don't get caught with too many men.  If anyone goes to the box, he needs to be ready to shoot as soon as he gets out.  Defend your end at all times.  Scoring is important, but you can't score unless you make a play first.  No clutching and grabbing, just shoot all over their end. 


Hurry up and get here, October.

#2622296 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by 55fan on 05 August 2015 - 04:42 AM

Let's be honest, McCarty basically assaulted him in 97 

And it was epically beautiful.

#2620788 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by 55fan on 17 July 2015 - 03:34 PM

I once had a hamster who was a huge Cleary fan.   If anyone else scored, he'd be politely interested, but if Cleary scored, he'd get up and do the hamster dance.


I used to sing the Danny Cleary song to him, and once when he got out, he waited in a hole in the wall behind the bath tub until I sang the whole thing to him before he would come out.  I pretended to end it after one verse, but he wasn't fooled.  He went right back in the hole until I'd finished it properly.


I really wish that he'd do something else withing the organization, but if his heart is set on playing, I guess that's what will make him happy.  He did fight Chris Pronger and get the nasty eyeball.  That deserves something.

#2619323 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by 55fan on 06 July 2015 - 09:35 PM

Setting them off is way more fun.
I agree

Kind of like people.


Watching them is dull, but setting them off is fun.

#2619264 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 06 July 2015 - 03:24 PM

Who the hell is Scott Darling?  and who cares if he got a Stanley Cup tattoo... so have lots of ink-crazed fans.  

He's the backup goalie for Chicago who carried them until their started pulled his head out of his jockstrap and started winning again.  He deserves a Cup tat.  He won it.

#2619150 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by 55fan on 05 July 2015 - 08:41 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

I was just explaining the arbitration process to a non-hockey fan the other day and part of my explanation was how people panic and then someone (usually a guy named Harold) steps in and reminds people that it means that the player is forfeiting offer sheets and not to panic. 


I got the strangest look.


I think Gus will go somewhere in the 3-3.5 for 3 years range. He had the hot start to the year last season that got people buzzing, but then he cooled off.  We know he has the potential, but he still has to prove that he can be consistent.  Hot and cold streaks happen, but consistency over all is as valuable as talent.