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#2021177 ran into abdelkader last night

Posted by 55fan on 31 July 2010 - 09:50 PM

And he's keeping up with getting his degree as he promised his mother.

Good boy. :thumbup:

#2021175 Blackhawks Like Repeat Chances

Posted by 55fan on 31 July 2010 - 09:44 PM

They have Kopecky. Right there's their chance to repeat.

Hey, a few months ago we were all glad that they were becoming a force in the otherwise dull central.

As has been said, they still have their core. Add to that young guns that (according to the article) should have made the team last year (sound familiar?) and you have a team that has more of a shot than many others.

Will they make it? Only time will tell. It's hard to repeat, but it can be done. I'm betting not, but I've been wrong before.

#2020675 KHL President offers Kovalchuk 17-year deal, choice of team

Posted by 55fan on 30 July 2010 - 01:43 AM

He's a UFA. He can go where he pleases. If he chooses to go elsewhere, that's his business. I can understand going to his home country. I can also understand playing for the Cup.

He's talented and has every right to decide what he wants to do. I don't understand the animosity.

#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.

#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