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#1917292 Hawks talk about possible 1-8 match

Posted by 55fan on 16 March 2010 - 03:18 PM

They should fear us. The Wings have a team full of Cup winners. The Hawks have yet to prove themselves giant slayers.

They have Stanley Cup Champion Tomas Kopecky.

I saw it on their website at the beginning of the season, in big letters: The Chicago Blackhawks welcome Marion Hossa and Stanley Cup Champion Tomas Kopecky.

He hasn't had his annual season-ending injury yet. That's how he wins cups. We must hope he stays healthy or we are screwed.


#1917278 What to do with Osgood next Year?

Posted by 55fan on 16 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

1. Osgood is not frustrated. He has been a great mentor to Howard and the team has been taking note.

2. Osgood commented on the fact that both him and Howard didn't have a chance to start for a good month (Howard in November, Osgood in February) and it seems like that has been dealt with fine

3. Osgood will get more playing time next year because the team will most likely be healthy the majority of the year and wins won't be as hard to get as this year. Considering the team is 7-2 since the Olympic break (with Howard not playing like he did in February) I think they will be in good shape next year.

4. Howard still needs a mentor to get him through his sophomore year so he doesn't become the next Steve Mason or Dan Ellis. Plus he is a clutch playoff goaltender, and if Howard does bad this post-season or next Osgood would be the best backup available.

In short, he stays.

This! This! A thousand times: THIS!

The ideal goaltending situation is not to have a good goalie. The ideal goaltending situation is to have two good goalies at a very low price. We have the ideal goaltending situation.

Do you people (the trade/resign/demote Ozzie people) really think that the last 2 playoff runs are not reason alone to keep him? He's not a regular season player, for some reason. He gets it done in the playoffs. If Howard breaks down or is injured, Ozzie will calmly step up to the plate (so to speak) and deliver. If Howard does well, Ozzie will be there guiding him along, helping him, and providing support and advise.

You can't get that level of play in the playoffs, along with that kind of experience and that kind of mentoring, for much cheaper than we have Ozzie for.

#1915731 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 14 March 2010 - 01:43 PM


I'm having my own little party...
allow me to introduce Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan
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#1915481 3/13 GDT: Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 13 March 2010 - 09:33 PM

Missed most of the game, just caught the last few minutes of the 3rd and OT. Great win!!!

Anyone want to sum up how Detroit played the wole game for me??

Game summary:
Come on, guys, don't let up.
That was lame...
Get with the program, boys, you need this one.
Not good.
Wake up, guys.
We're not gonna score again.
Almost! (repeat ad nauseum)
Looking alive, just can't finish.
Oh, crap- OT

#1913926 Corrupt a Wish

Posted by 55fan on 11 March 2010 - 03:23 PM

Granted. They let go of it and it runs amok. There is now phantom tripping, hooking, diving...well, you get the drift. No one notices.

I wish people would use their + and - buttons responsibly.

#1913815 The LGW Internet Tough Guy/Gal Thread

Posted by 55fan on 11 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

At least show tunes don't nag me to death or yell back at me...

That's because you murder them.

#1913048 Samuelsson highest scoring swede as of today

Posted by 55fan on 10 March 2010 - 10:09 AM

He just has something to prove.

He has two countries (Sweden and Red Wing Nation) to tell to go... well, you know.

I still love the guy except when he's playing against Detroit. Hopefully we won't face him in the playoffs (positive thinking!) so I don't have to root against him, but I will if I have to. My allegiance is still to the Winged Wheel.

We sure could have used him this year with all of the injuries, that's for sure, but I doubt Kenny sat down and figured those in last summer when he was crunching numbers. :ph34r:

#1913017 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 10 March 2010 - 09:35 AM

No, but he is responsible for getting things together. I have no idea why they are playing like this, but I think they all need to get together and have a discussion about it.

The person below me has been clicking the + and - buttons in the corner of each post.

#1911591 Wow... this forum feels... awkward

Posted by 55fan on 08 March 2010 - 05:39 PM

What will a bronze membership look like and I can I have mine?

<---------They look like this.

Point to all: Matt is losing revenue right now what with the ads being down, so if you've been thinking of donating, now is a good time.

#1911479 Wow... this forum feels... awkward

Posted by 55fan on 08 March 2010 - 01:16 PM

I think that reputation thing is just for each post. Or so it seems. I'll have to mess around with it for a while. Prepare for skewed results.

#1911439 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 08 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

In America, you not miss playoffs; playoffs miss you.

#1911160 Reward offered for return of Crosby's Olympic gear

Posted by 55fan on 07 March 2010 - 10:55 PM

Update: Stick and gloves still missing. Jockstrap found in the bed of someone still unidentified, but referred to by an anonymous source as "Harry Fettman". The NHL is investigating.

If they find the stuff, how would they be able to authenticate that it was his stick and gloves from that game? Just curious. I've always wondered that with game pucks and that sort of thing.

#1783221 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 29 September 2009 - 09:02 AM

Write. I love writing.

Fudge or caramel?

#1781578 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 26 September 2009 - 10:21 AM

Depends on whether I have to get them apart any time soon or not.

Crows or ravens?

#1781539 This or That

Posted by 55fan on 26 September 2009 - 07:54 AM

egg drop

A1 or Heinz 57?