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#1985514 Sidney Crosby - The most hated player in the NHL

Posted by 55fan on 15 May 2010 - 11:05 AM

I was talking hockey with a 16-year-old Bruins fan after church last week. He started out as a Pens fan and Crosby fanboy, but after the way Sid acted after the 2008 cup, he switched teams.

As we were talking, a young girl came up and asked us if we knew who Sidney Crosby was. The young man and I both kind of went, "ugh" and I said yes. She was breathless with excitement and told me that he's "SO CUTE!!!"

After she left, the young man and I chatted about Sid. He was turned off by his lack of maturity.

In summary. Sid needs to be the face of the NHL to attract the "Zach and Cody" crowd, but not the voice of the NHL if he's going to whine. He's got enough talent for highlight reels, and can smile for the camera, but please marketing and media- let someone else do the talking!


#1983364 Babcock extension?

Posted by 55fan on 11 May 2010 - 09:24 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


#1983312 Kirk Maltby, Atlanta Thrasher?

Posted by 55fan on 11 May 2010 - 07:56 AM

With Eaves and Helm coming up, Maltby isn't really needed for the PK any more.

I adore him to death, but it just isn't in the best interest of the team to keep him.

If he wants to go another season or two, I just hope he doesn't end up on a team where I'll have to hate him. Hear that, Kirk? No Ducks, Flyers, Penguins, or Avalanche, OK?


#1983304 Brad May expects to retire

Posted by 55fan on 11 May 2010 - 07:45 AM

Best wishes both personally and professionally to a stand-up guy who was humble enough to do the dirty work and did it well.


#1979816 10 O'Clock Start Time Show's NHL's Disdain

Posted by 55fan on 08 May 2010 - 10:21 AM

If 10 pm starts show disdain for Detroit, what do 6 or 7 pm (eastern) starts show for San Jose? They aren't even home from work yet if they work a typical 9-5 job.


#1979321 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 07 May 2010 - 01:17 PM

I haven't had RC in decades, so I'll go with Coke.

Eaves or Miller?


#1979067 My guarantee!

Posted by 55fan on 07 May 2010 - 02:33 AM

Take it easy there tiger. One win at a time.

If we win game 5, that hardly means we have the series in hand. Remember Dallas in 2008? We need to put forth a perfect effort each game and it won't be as easy as you make it sound.

Only the one that counts:
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It could happen. One period at a time.


#1979057 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 07 May 2010 - 02:00 AM

Seriously? Hasek on every category except the negative ones like "biggest bastard". Sorry, Dom, you're not even a nominee on that one. Yeah, Roy could keep pucks out of the net, which is handy in a goalie, but he is not a MAN like Dom.

Oakland or Cleveland?


#1977700 For those of us going to game 4..

Posted by 55fan on 06 May 2010 - 04:27 PM

For those of you going to the game:
The Sharks have not touched Octopus yet. This is a problem.

If you are going to throw, I'm sure that you know the proper procedure. Don't throw it at anyone. However, if you have the chance, please throw it in the general area of the Sharks. Not at them, near them. It has to land near someone, why not someone who could curse his team?

Goad them. Entice them. Make it irresistible.

And cheer loudly. Thank you.


#1977677 .BELIEVE / Have faith, etc.

Posted by 55fan on 06 May 2010 - 04:10 PM

Given the circumstances that the Wings are from Detroit, shouldn't you guys be playing something from Eminem or Kid Rock? Or Madonna?

If your choices were Eminem, Kid Rock, or Madonna, wouldn't you play anything else? Thought so.


#1976811 Why is Howard still in the net?

Posted by 55fan on 05 May 2010 - 04:19 PM

Why is Howard still in the net?

Cuz he's the goalie. Duh.


#1973950 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 04 May 2010 - 04:20 PM

Eaves!!!!!
I do like that guy. Seconded on the birthday wishes and the hope that he stays around.
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#1973862 No Worries

Posted by 55fan on 04 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

Pretty sure "Electrophile" is part of the "Water cooler crew" where they post alot of nonsense in them threads and have agreed to give eachother "+" all the time because one can give infinite number of "+" but not "-"

:rolleyes: :cool: :hehe:

No, she already explained it. She has a brothel. Think about it. I'm one of her "girls". In order to rent me, you have to give her 10 plusses for 5 days. That's 50 plusses per man who has the pleasure of my company. I then get "gratuity plusses" after the fact in appreciation of my services. We then "comp" our best customers by giving them plusses, and (to get back on topic) that's why we have no worries about this game. We're all happy, and the good vibes will flow all the way to Detroit, which will energize our Wings and produce a Zen-like state from which they will overcome any obstacles the Men in Black (and White) throw at them.

As to the Water Cooler: Many of us enjoy it, so what's it hurting?


#1973763 Did Bettman Say His Officials Actually Make Mistakes!

Posted by 55fan on 04 May 2010 - 03:25 PM

What the hell is he talking about when he says they are not given a different set of instructions ? Didn't they make a big deal about calling more goaltender interference calls in the playoffs ?

Yes, indeed. And they specifically said that they were going after diving/embellishment and too many men as well. Now they have been calling many more of those this post-season, so if he had said, "yes, we are calling it differently, and we had notified all teams that we would be doing so" he would be consistent with what he had said before.

You'd think a guy who knows more about cross-examinations than cross-checks would not paint himself into a verbal corner by contradicting himself.


#1972583 No Worries

Posted by 55fan on 03 May 2010 - 04:34 PM

How is your rep in the one thousand range? :blink:

She is just that freaking awesome.

No worries. The Wings have their backs against the wall, but they will come out raging.