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#2034623 Rule Changes Explained

Posted by 55fan on 20 September 2010 - 10:42 AM

Also interesting that they can't make rude/threatening gestures. :rolleyes:

#2034419 Draper Pulls the ol' Groin

Posted by 55fan on 19 September 2010 - 12:52 PM

His shot is that good? Should've kept him around then...

Not really. He was aiming at Samuelsson.

#2033728 ôSome people buy art and put it on the wall."

Posted by 55fan on 16 September 2010 - 04:33 PM

Yay for nepotism! Not saying that the kid isn't good, and there may not have even been anything fishy going on behind the scenes, but the whole thing just looks bad, like daddy got him on the time.

He also has an unfortunate last name. Not very good for the jersey sales :hehe:

Hey, if Satan sold big, no reason why Hymen can't. It's not like the poor kid was named Pansy or ***** or something like that.

#2033726 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by 55fan on 16 September 2010 - 04:23 PM

He is the Pain Train. Hopefully he will remember us when we play against him, and not hurt us too badly.

Best of luck to him and his family.

#2033625 Parents sue because kids suck at hockey

Posted by 55fan on 16 September 2010 - 07:53 AM

I hope the "settlement" is something along the lines of "The boys' coaches next year agree to be more caring and involved, and to provide positive, esteem-enhancing feedback. In return, the boys will enroll in figure skating and will not steal the girls' costumes for their own use, even if the panties are prettier."

#2033422 Salei Comments on History With Modano and New Season

Posted by 55fan on 15 September 2010 - 07:05 AM

Didn't Drake once send Lebda to the hospital, or was that just a best-case scenario I thought up once? If so, it didn't ruin their chances of winning a Cup together.

#2033281 NHL preparing for work stoppage with refs

Posted by 55fan on 14 September 2010 - 01:58 PM

My family always taught me not to cross the picket line, but in this case I'd make an exception. The league has to play on, plus the refs are incompetent and most should be fired anyway.

Don't worry about it. They wouldn't know if you crossed the line anyway. One might think you did, but the two who were further away might overrule him, and with the video judges on strike too, no one would know for sure.

Even if they did come to a consensus or call Toronto, you could just tell them that you had an afternoon of yardwork planned, but went to the game instead since your gas can was empty, and since you intended to blow (leaf or snow, depending on the weather) the point is moot and you did not cross the line regardless of where you ended up.

#2032556 Remembering Patriot Day

Posted by 55fan on 11 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

Continuing condolences to the people who lost friends and family.

Things like this should bring us all together as humans, but they are instead tearing us into factions.

Let's remember that it was a small group of radicals who did this and should be the ones to pay. I hope that their supporters do pay dearly.

#2032540 Question about training camp roster

Posted by 55fan on 11 September 2010 - 09:31 AM

Boys have thingys and girls don't

Oh, sure. Give away all of our secrets.

Once they are out of the college (NCAA) program, they can come to camp and/or join the team. Of course, they can just drop out of college and play if they want to. I'm thinking that's what Abby did.

#2032434 Other Teams Fan Sites

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 04:21 PM

A wise man once said, "I'd rather be old and wise than young and dumb any day."

Wasn't that Brett Hull, said when they were told in 2001-2 that the Wings were too old to win a cup? I believe he said it to Chris Chelios.

I'm going from memory here. I could be wrong.

#2032432 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 04:13 PM

MRI's are better, especially for the brain. No ionizing rays or whatever they call them, and the pic is clearer.

The person below me believes they have been reincarnated.

#2032328 Stanley Cup Predictions

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 12:00 PM

"I'd love to see the Wings get revenge and beat the Pens in the Finals, but I just don't see it. The Pens, in my opinion, are not good enough to make it that far right now. The moves they made did not upgrade their defense, Fleury is still very inconsistent and the Pens wings are beyond terrible."

Signing Zbynek Michalek and Paul Martin didn't upgrade our D? We have Martin, Orpik, Michalek, Letang, Goligoski, Lovejoy (or veteran D-man)

Some would argue that's a top 3 D in the league. The Pens will run through the league this year and most likely win the president's trophy.

As for wingers --- Kunitz wasn't healthy at all last year. That really hurt in opening up space for Masterbater Crosby. Malkin is switching to Winger and Staal (Not Stall, as so many of you say) is centering him. I don't see the Wings pulling through this year, because they won't be able to get past Chicago.

Pens v Hawks.

You heard it here.

You did sign well on D, but I really like Gonchar, and I don't think he'll be easily replaced. Top 3? Only time will tell.

The Hawks have been weakened this summer. I really don't see them as a threat next season. Between the Cup Hangover and basically re-organizing their lesser players, they have a lot of work to do to ice a contender. Once their new guys get some time together, they may well be on the road to more success, but not this season.

EDIT: Forgot to add- I don't think I've seen too many people misspell Staal. Usually it's only the ones who can't spell anything else. Don't take it personally.

#2032324 Other Teams Fan Sites

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 11:52 AM

I wonder what the Panthers forum is like?

Only 4 topics:
"Will we ever win that big goblet thingie?"
"I wish we had Luongo back"
"Why haven't we re-signed Lilja?"
"How do you get ice to freeze on a floor? I've only seen it in cubes."

#2032255 Stanley Cup Predictions

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

Thrashers over Oilers 4-1

#2031595 #DanEllisProblems

Posted by 55fan on 07 September 2010 - 04:54 PM

Enough money is in proportion to your bills. I used to make $2.95 an hour. My rent back then was $85 a month.

Ellis has to buy a new house and probably a new mask. These things don't come cheaply. He also has to invest for his and his family's future. Not everyone can play until they are over 40. If you had to make do with what you had made by the time you were 40, you'd need some cash up front.

It's all relative. I used to live on one job. Not any more. Maybe some day, but not now if I want to have my ducks in a row when I retire or die.

I suppose he could open a used car dealership or something, but that seems like a lot of work.

I get where he's coming from. There's an old adage that if you ask someone how much money they need, the answer is always "more".