Jump to content

55fan's Photo


Member Since 22 May 2007
Offline Last Active Today, 09:46 AM

#2027792 Paul McCartney adds penguins sticker to guitar

Posted by 55fan on 20 August 2010 - 04:34 PM

Maybe he was playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

#2027521 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by 55fan on 19 August 2010 - 03:59 PM

you're a girl???? This whole time I thought you were just a chemistry/physics/Red Wings loving male. My world just got flipped-turned upside down, and I'd like to take a minute just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the price of a town called Bel Air.

This thread is chock full of shocking things. Who knew a town called Bel Air was so cheap?

(And then I left the h out of chock. That would be another shocking thing.)

#2027511 Jim Nill: Jakub Kindl 'should fit in well with us'

Posted by 55fan on 19 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

It's sad, but the one thing that stood out from that article for me was that he's over 6 feet tall and over 200 pounds, but he's not physical.

Yep, should fit in well with us.

#2027153 Red wings Photos

Posted by 55fan on 18 August 2010 - 03:52 PM

Such a spectacular thread. I have teared up like 191491 times. :thumbup: Yeah, you are still a man if its because of the Wings.

RIGHT? Posted Image

Of course.

This made me cry like a baby:
Posted Image

#2027149 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by 55fan on 18 August 2010 - 03:45 PM

My mother was in the kitchen getting food for a houseful of relatives the night of my dad's funeral, and she still dropped everything to run into the living room when I told her that Hossa was fighting. She had to explain to all of the knitting ladies in the living room that she doesn't like it when they fight, and she was just making sure Hossa was ok - and then went on to tell them all about him.

I'm trying to get her to understand the importance of fighting, but as you can see, she loves the Wings. She also thinks Mickey Redmond "looks like a very nice man". Uh-huh.

My last hamster was a big Danny Cleary fan. I haven't gotten the current one excited about hockey yet.

#2026559 Bold Predicitions for the 2010-2011 Season

Posted by 55fan on 16 August 2010 - 03:44 PM

Hes a multitasker what can you say? He can do a lot of things well at once <_<

I suppose, but imagine the confusion when a player gets called for high sticking twice in one play.

#2026553 Bold Predicitions for the 2010-2011 Season

Posted by 55fan on 16 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

And also dealing with an off-ice transvestite hooker scandal.

Good heavens! I should hope that would be an off-ice scandal.

#2026340 Wings sign Ilari Filppula 1yr/$500k

Posted by 55fan on 15 August 2010 - 04:31 PM

The odds of him getting on the team are pretty slim. Talking about something hockey-related in the offseason that hasn't been hashed and rehashed is what is keeping this thread going.

That said, if he comes along and puts all of his competition to shame, I'll be the last to complain. I can dig it when anyone comes along and shines surprisingly bright for Detroit.

If he does make it, I hope we can trade for Selanne so we can find out what the Finnish translation is for "two kids and a goat".

#2026133 Red Wing Fans... Prepare for glory.

Posted by 55fan on 14 August 2010 - 04:31 PM

from twitter:

"The Stanley Cup is currently filled with Buffalo wings. Was told Cup handlers had to call to double-check before giving okay on that one"


So the cup is filled with wings.

Perhaps a good omen?

If the wings win the cup next year i will personally mail patrick kane a case of beer.

OK, but be sure that it's really cheap beer and put it old plastic bottles so he doesn't get the 20 cents for returning the cans.

#2026129 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 14 August 2010 - 04:15 PM

Daisy always struck me as a *****. She strings poor Donald (who has always struck me as an arrogant a$$hole) along until he blows up. Usually I think he needs to take a Valium, but where she's concerned, I think he needs to slap the *****.
Minnie is just a ditz. She wins due to lack of annoyingness.

Candles or air fresheners?

#2025890 Wings sign Ilari Filppula 1yr/$500k

Posted by 55fan on 13 August 2010 - 04:01 PM

Is that a new iphone app?

No. It's just something to freak out Gaborik if he's reading on this site.

#2025790 Hockey withdrawals

Posted by 55fan on 13 August 2010 - 11:03 AM

You poor thing. Let's look at your options.

1) Take a large sheet of graph paper. Make a rink out of it with each square=1 square inch of ice surface. Calculate what blade curve would produce the best chance of scoring for each degree off of square that the shooter is off, based on the net, when shooting. Calculate the trajectory needed to hit each zone. Repeat with non-dominant hand for reference for other-handed players. Compare stats with Eva for verification.

2) Hang out in the Hottest Wings thread. Go back to the beginning- 700+ pages ago- and look at all of the pictures (most of which have been moved or expired).

3) Trace the genealogy of all major hockey players and determine which of their common relatives would produce the best hockey player. Find them and take samples of their reproductive starter kits. Mate them in a lab. Find women willing to carry them to term and raise them as the next generation of the Greatest Team on Earth. (see above suggestion for potential volunteer list)

4) Get back in the Water Cooler and finish your freakin' great adventure.

#2025272 Kirk Maltby

Posted by 55fan on 11 August 2010 - 07:12 PM

Maybe he'd rather stay near home (as opposed to moving to another state) and play with the GR kids where he can be "the Man" and show them a thing or two. Then he can be a Black Ace for the playoffs. IfWhen we make it to the finals, he can hop in for an injured player for at least one game, still get his name on the Cup and retire with his good buddy Drapes.

Or maybe he has just been a Wing for so long that it would be icky to be anything else.

#2025261 Washington Capitols really were put on Wales trophy...

Posted by 55fan on 11 August 2010 - 06:45 PM

"... So I said, 'Sidney, if the towels aren't hot enough, I'm giving your trophy to Alex.' and he told me that he could win it on his own. I laughed, but the darndest thing happened. Right after I called you and told you to give it to Alex I got bumped in the head by a penis- hard! No, the bump was hard, not, well now that you mention it... Anyway back to the trophy. The guy who bumped me said it wasn't his fault; that it was a matter of physics. He's 6'6", you see. Yeah, really. What? You just mind your own beeswax, mister. That's for me to know and for you to find out.

"And so I really need you to re-engrave that Hartford Whales trophy. What? Oh, sorry. Prince of Wales. I don't know these hockey things, man. I'm just in it for the money. Yeah, it can wait until you get back from your trip to Vegas- just don't forget to do it or we'll both be embarrassed. Right...Flyers. Thanks, and this conversation never happened, right? Right."

#2024435 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by 55fan on 09 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

As a Lilja fan, this is sad for me as it now looks like he will not be returning to us. I wish him happiness wherever he goes.

Salei has not caught my attention in the NHL, but he did catch my attention during the Olympics. I think that since players put it all on the line during the Olympics, that this is a better indicator of how someone plays during the playoffs than the regular season.

That said, if he is playing as a bottom pair guy, he really can't hurt us too much if he is just consistent and steady with no intellectual interludes. If he brings it in the big games, he will do well in the playoffs.

I'm trusting Babcock on this one. He knows better than anyone.

EDIT to add: Off to find Edi and share a bottle of something that will knock our livers to San Jose or further. :P