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#1988238 Whats the record in the NHL

Posted by 55fan on 22 May 2010 - 01:53 PM

Well, we know Conklin did it at the same time as Hossa. Of course, Conk's chances of it happening again this year were much lower than Hossa's at the get-go.

#1987884 WC in Pitt. pretty much a done deal for 2011

Posted by 55fan on 21 May 2010 - 11:41 AM

Just a thought for all the folks claiming this game has to involve some super awesome rivalry or O-6 matchup. Don't the f***in' Lions play football every Thanksgiving? And they always suck. It's tradition at this point though, Thanksgiving = eat turkey and watch the Lions lose. :P


That sound you hear is my father rolling over in his grave.

He would rant for hours if anyone dared suggest that anyone but the Lions play on Thanksgiving. He didn't like even the idea of a second game after it.

Since he's gone, I guess I have to do the ranting.

(Ahem.) The Lions playing on Thanksgiving was started by the Lions themselves during the depression. They gave their salaries for that game to people in need. I don't know if they still do it or not. Knowing you kids today, probably not, but back then, let me tell you, we knew what it was to be poor. We didn't have all those fancy-schmancy Ataris and all those rock and roll records that sound like monkeys banging on drums and screeching- what is that crap you listen to- the Captain and Tennille?- what was he ever a captain of?
No, sir. The Lions started that game and it's theirs for as long as they want to play in it. Win or lose. Your mother works hard every year to time dinner for halftime, and she doesn't understand football at all. If she's going to do that for the Lions, then they deserve to have that game.
I don't care if they never win the Superbowl- it's about as likely as the Red Wings ever winning another Cup without Gordie Howe- but it's their day, and no one can take that away from them. Pass me those Doritos.

I don't know if it was true or not what he said about the Lions donating their salaries, but if it is, then they deserve to have that game.

As far as the Winter Classic goes, that is the NHL that started it, not a specific team, so they should be spreading it around. Maybe they could have one in Winnipeg- Coyotes vs Wild. Whether the Yotes are in Phoenix or not. Bring them "back home" for a game. It could work.

#1986689 hasek to khl?

Posted by 55fan on 18 May 2010 - 12:13 PM

Desire to play: Check.
Team that wants him: Check.
Ability to play: Check.

Am I missing anything? Anyone?


Have at it, Dom.

#1986389 Worst Hockey Team Name Ever?

Posted by 55fan on 17 May 2010 - 11:50 AM

How about the old UHL team the Port Huron Flags... As one person put it "Why would anyone pick a name where you can remove one letter and it becomes a slur?!?!?!"

I guess Transylvania would have to think twice before naming a team the Counts.

#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?

#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.

#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?