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#1955015 Norris Finalists Announced

Posted by 55fan on 23 April 2010 - 02:31 PM

If you take off the Homer glasses guys its easy to see that Lids didn't really deserve to win or really get nominated. Its an award for best defenseman, Nick has been shakier then usual this year on the defensive end with almost no offensive output. Doughty and Keith are both deserving, not Green however. Nick simply isn't the best in the game anymore, its a changing of the guard.

I'm pretty sure its awarded to the best defenseman not best defensive defenseman. Noone has ever said defenseman aren't supposed to put up points too, just like forwards aren't supposed to just forecheck.

To whom are you replying? I only saw one post that thought that Lids was maybe a third-place choice. The rest of us just think he's a great d-man whose play may not be what it was when he was young, but is still a fantastic player who we would take over pretty much anyone in a heartbeat.

That he is not a Norris contender is not a statement that he is no good, nor are we upset about this. As you say, it's a changing of the guard. Nick still brings leadership, hockey smarts, grace under fire, and a very high level of play. No homer glasses here.


#1954805 Ovechkin snows a child

Posted by 55fan on 23 April 2010 - 10:35 AM

That's funny because Ovechkin has more kneeing incidents.

Pronger would have gone for his knees and given him an elbow to the head. It's physics, you see. When he bends down that far to reach the kid's knees, it brings his elbow down to the level of the kid's head. It's not his fault that he's 6'6".


#1954642 Corrupt a Wish

Posted by 55fan on 23 April 2010 - 05:39 AM

You mess up and expose the entire city to massive doses of radiation. Mutant children line the streets. Bald men can be used as streetlights. Your rotation is over NOW, mister. As is your medical career.

I wish I could talk myself into doing some actual work this weekend.


#1953900 Ovechkin snows a child

Posted by 55fan on 22 April 2010 - 11:59 AM

From the Chris Pronger's Handy Book of Hockey Physics:

Snow and ice are really just frozen water. When ice and snow melt, they turn into water. The body is 98% water. When you sweat, you lose water. The kid was probably hot in that outfit, and was probably sweating. Ovi was just returning what the kid had lost. It's physics.


#1953080 In need of....

Posted by 55fan on 21 April 2010 - 02:49 PM

Well my son, Matthew Edward, joined us this morning at 845 AM.

He is 7lbs 10oz and 21 inches long.

I was thinking going into this that he would be a goalie, but he took a swing at the doctor on the way out so I'm thinking agitator/power forward :D

Anyway, today is a GREAT day to be alive. Go Wings!!!

Wonderful news! Health and happiness to you all.

Now you either have to grow out the beard or have a baby every round of the playoffs. ;)


#1951547 Datsyuk up for Selke again

Posted by 55fan on 20 April 2010 - 04:22 PM

Interesting quote:



Doing stuff that you're not supposed to do? Like what?

I think he means "physically impossible" or something like that. At least that follows what I've heard in other interviews with him and other Swede teammates talking about Datsyuk. Sammy and Kronner have also said things like "he's not supposed to do that" meaning it's super-human.


#1950399 Summary of the first 3 games

Posted by 55fan on 19 April 2010 - 07:08 AM

If you've seen the regular season, you've seen the playoffs.

They come out looking lost and disinterested.
They get behind.
Jimminy saves their collective butt.
A few players look like they care.
We score.
We let in a softie.
We score.
We let in a softie.
At some point, the players start to wake up and look like they are actually trying.
The Wings dominate.
Either the puck goes in again and again, or it stays out again and again.
If it keeps going in, they stay interested. Otherwise, they don't.

It's almost like they have agreed to give a full 60 minutes, but they are counting backward from the end of the game and they are including tv timeouts and intermissions in that 60 minutes.

Congrats on the honeymoon.


#1950341 song title game

Posted by 55fan on 19 April 2010 - 01:31 AM

Sara Smile- Hall and Oates


#1948577 2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by 55fan on 18 April 2010 - 12:56 PM

Oh, my. The Three Tenors. That was marvelous.


#1944930 Corrupt a Wish

Posted by 55fan on 16 April 2010 - 01:50 PM

I say, old chap, that is one of the most ridiculous ideas that has ever been conceived.

I wish I could sleep at night. I've been going to bed at my normal 12-1 p.m. time but not falling asleep until 3-5 a.m. for the last 4 nights. *yawn*

You start going to bed an hour earlier (11 a.m.- 12) and you sleep like a baby until 9:00 a.m. Then you go online for 2 hours and back to bed. Your life is sleep and Wings. Of course you miss the playoff games, but you are getting sleep.


I wish I had the cash to order in Chinese food. I could just about kill for sweet and sour chicken right now.


#1944863 Green Man suits next to the LA sin bin

Posted by 55fan on 16 April 2010 - 12:21 PM

Can you imagine how much work it is every time they have to get a drink or make a tinkle?


#1943260 Enough of the X posts for a victory threads...

Posted by 55fan on 15 April 2010 - 08:15 AM

These have been around forever and a day. They are a great source of photos, have friendly banter, and don't hurt anyone.

Sometimes they work; sometimes they don't. Just like every other superstition. The main thing is that those of us who like posting in them have fun.

Not reading them is always an option. Not trying to be snotty or sassy. Just saying.


#1937598 Songs that make you laugh

Posted by 55fan on 11 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

Country songs are the best, go ahead and list them. I just thought of one, That's What You Get When You Play A Country Song Backwards by Rascal Flatts, I can't find a link right now to share the song but I love it.

[url="http://<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XDyqN16x30A&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XDyqN16x30A&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>"]Backwards[/url]

Here's my attempt at posting a link.

That's the embed info in a url sandwich. I can't get it to work either. <sigh> Someday.

Here's a link to Dawn's song.


#1937235 4/11 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 11 April 2010 - 02:59 PM

And it's raining fire.

And I can't find my toenail clipper anywhere. If that's not an omen of impending doom, I don't know what is.


#1931298 4/3 GDT: Predators 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 03 April 2010 - 03:39 PM

There was a time this year when we'd have been tickled to get that point. As much as it would have been nice to win, at least it wasn't a straight-out loss.