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#1994534 SCF Game 4 GDT

Posted by 55fan on 04 June 2010 - 08:24 PM

Great PK by Chicago.

#1994383 Report: Hasek headed to the KHL

Posted by 55fan on 04 June 2010 - 04:41 PM

Dom, you cool hunk of goalie-man. Go get'em, tiger!

#1994380 Sidney Crosby - The most hated player in the NHL

Posted by 55fan on 04 June 2010 - 04:37 PM

Amazing Crosby had the most stick "whacking" penalties in the league this year...

They can call penalties off the ice?

#1994378 please chicago win the stanley cup

Posted by 55fan on 04 June 2010 - 04:33 PM

You tell'em, Jack.

Nobody has any right to say who people can root for or how this reflects on the depth of their Wings fanship.

I could sit here and doubt how anyone could be a true Wings fan and still want to see Pronger lift the Cup. If they have to ask why, they're not a real fan ( :ph34r: )

I have my reasons for cheering for the Blackhawks this time, and none of them have anything that has any bearing on my being a Wings fan.

The Wings won't win the Cup this year. Get over it, people.

There are only two teams left, and I can't stand either of them. On one hand, there is Pronger, who I hate second only to Claude. On the other hand, there is Toews, who is a UND boy and from people I've talked to from there (including a former hockey player), that kid is nothing but a good guy.

Butt-fugly-en is from Minnesota, which is located really close to home for me as well.

Those are small reasons compared to the personal reason I am rooting for the Blackhawks: Grab a cup of coffee. This could get long.

In the summer of 2008, my dad was sick. He came very close to dying twice. He spent the summer in three hospitals getting tests, getting inconclusive results, getting more tests... Some of the tests were painful; others were unpleasant. Through it all, he kept his spirits up. When things would get bad, he'd say, "Well, at least we won the Cup." It may sound stupid, but it kept him going.

He was a Detroit boy through and through. He followed his teams back when there were only three channels on the tv, and no internet. He couldn't afford magazines or Detroit newspapers or things like that, so he kept up through word of mouth from friends who were still back in The D.

Do you have any idea how happy that man was in 1997? He had waited since his childhood to see them win that Cup again.

In January of 2009, we went to see the Wings play the Wild. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, and it was the last time I got to do anything with him. He died of a heart attack a month later.

The joy that he got from the Wings winning the Cup got him through that summer of tests and hospitalization, all for nothing as it was unrelated to what actually killed him.

Now I have a friend whose dad went through what my dad did. Fortunately for my friend, her dad doesn't have a history of heart problems, so his outcome should be better than my dad's. Her dad almost died last summer. He's from the Chicago area, and a life-long Hawks fan. His daughter is a Wings fan, and he cheered for her team in the years that his team was out and her team was in. She is now returning the favour.

I'm cheering for the Hawks for my friend's dad, and by extention, my dad's memory. When I hear about her dad, I can't help but think of my own. They have a close relationship like I did with my dad. The pain of missing him is sometimes unbearable despite my solid belief that I will see him again someday. Knowing how much I miss my dad, it makes it extra special when a friend has that sort of close relationship with her dad, and is able to cherish the experiences that I did with my dad. I want her to see the joy in her dad's eyes that I saw in my dad's eyes four times.

Those things are more important than who elbowed whom in 2007, or who has sucky fans that yell stupid things about other cities.

I realize that every team in the league could come up with a story like this about a fan who has had a rough time who they would like to "win it for", but this is my story, and my friend's.

You may root for whomever you please, but this is where I stand, and I will stand here as a true die-hard Wings fan, and you can not change that.

#1994351 Ron MacLean saves a man's life

Posted by 55fan on 04 June 2010 - 03:46 PM

I once tried to jump in a river by the base of a dam. I won't go into details, but let's just say that had I not been stopped, I wouldn't be typing this today. My sister, who is now being treated for mental illness also tried to kill herself.

Neither of us may be special to any of you out there in internetland, but we're pretty darn special to each other, and to our family. I'm still convinced that when I die few will note nor little care that I am gone, but that doesn't mean that I haven't touched a few lives in my corner of the world. No matter how worthless we may think ourselves to be, we have a place and purpose here even if we don't see it. It behooves us to use that chance that we get to live for as much good as possible.

Cheers to Ron MacLean and the others who saved this man. I don't know how many of you have ever watched someone die, but you just can't help but want to help, even if you can't do anything that effects the end result.

Life is too precious. You only get one.

#1993822 Sidney Crosby - The most hated player in the NHL

Posted by 55fan on 03 June 2010 - 03:01 PM

To all the guys who are questioning whether or not Cindy is good looking: Yes, he is- if you're a teenage girl.

If Cindy had a great personality, carried himself well, was gracious in defeat and humble in victory, and if he was allowed to make a name for himself based on his performance rather than having his name hyped every thirty seconds by a announcers who seem to find the sound of it to be an erotic experience, maybe- just maybe - he would achieve the status that they are trying to force upon him.

And maybe we'd actually like him.

#1993209 SCF Game 3 GDT

Posted by 55fan on 02 June 2010 - 04:15 PM

I don't expect a sweep, so tonight very well could be the Flyers' night to win. Eager keeps the game puck.

#1992607 SCF Game Two GDT

Posted by 55fan on 01 June 2010 - 03:57 PM


Oh look, another internet tough guy who likes to insult posters while hiding behind a computer screen.

Pot, meet Kettle.

I've got a news flash: The Wings will not win the Cup this year. Someone else will win it.

Since the Wings are no longer in the playoffs, it is not a matter of being a traitor to root for another team.

If the Wings were still in it and someone said, "Oh, what the heck, orange is just so darn festive. I'll go root for Philly." then I would call that person a traitor.

As it is, we are now picking through the leftovers. The buffet is empty except for some crusty tuna salad and some wilted lettuce. I'm going for the tuna salad. Just because you don't trust old tuna is no reason to say that your saggy leaf is superior.

We can pull for whomever we want at this point in the season.

I have my reasons; you have yours. See my sig.

Go Hawks.

#1991394 SCF Game One GDT

Posted by 55fan on 30 May 2010 - 07:53 AM

Liked it. For once, an entertaining finals.

Love when Wings win...don't get me wrong....but finally......nobody is steamrolling anyone. Love it.

And my thread wasn't even merged, just deleted?

Why does this site pick emo mods?

Your thread was merged. It's interspersed if you go back and read. Your OP is #46.

You sir, sound like a girl. "I hate kane" "I Hate Pronger".

Why not just say, "I think Osgood is cuter", or "Nooooo...Shanahan gone....my one true love gone!!!"

One day, you might be a real hockey fan, and not hate every team....cause they have XYZ player on them.

How about...stfu, and have a little respect.

Back in 90, I Bet you woulda said, "I Hate Mario"....and I bet you'd hate gretzky too...if he wasn't retired. I'm sure you love gretzky though....cause you're a fair weather ***.

I hate Kane & Pronger. I also think Osgood is cuter. Mac was my one true love and I am distressed that he is gone.

I'm a real hockey fan, which is why I watched this game- for the love of hockey.

I loved Mario and respected the Great One, even though neither one was Stevie Y.

Am I a fair-weather ***? Or am I a girl? You make the call.

#1991281 SCF Game One GDT

Posted by 55fan on 29 May 2010 - 09:34 PM

I'm kookoo for Kokopuffs!

#1991210 SCF Game One GDT

Posted by 55fan on 29 May 2010 - 08:03 PM

We're getting the CBC feed in the UK. No Pierre for us :P

Lucky you.

He's like a body suit made of earthworms. Just all wiggly and too close for comfort and cloying and you can't get away.

Poo. Briere.

#1991194 SCF Game One GDT

Posted by 55fan on 29 May 2010 - 07:54 PM

Is it just me, or does Pierre get creepier every time I see him?

#1991121 Draper and Osgood Spotted Returning from Florida

Posted by 55fan on 29 May 2010 - 05:26 PM

A GM can talk to another GM (or to a player whose rights have been secured by the GM's own team) any time.

A GM can only talk to a player who is signed with another team after his (the player's) contract with that team is over, which is June 30 unless the player's team grants an exception, which usually involves some compensation.

Before June 30, players are still considered employees of the team for which they played that season. After June 30, players whose contracts do not extend into the next year are considered unemployed and can enter into talks with other teams.

That's the reason why July is such a big deal. It's not just that the new contracts are signed and announced, it's that the deals are made that lead to these contracts.

If Drapes and Osgood (who both have a year left on their contracts) are indeed going to TB, then it would be Holland on the plane home from Florida after meeting with Stevie. Those guys can only be traded for another year. They can't enter into a new contract until next summer (2011).

Of course, Draper has a NTC, so maybe Holland sent him down there to see how nice it is so he'll consider waiving it, and he sent Ozzie along so he would have someone to take to Disney World who would blend in with the other little cherubic faces known to grace the park.

Or maybe Draper just has a thing for Sleeping Beauty and needed Ozzie to give him moral support for when he actually met her. He should have brought Hudler and six of his relatives.

#1988805 It's Official: Happy Hudler is Back

Posted by 55fan on 24 May 2010 - 02:26 AM

The message I'm getting is that Team Finland plays a more similar style to Team Canada than it does to Team USA, (or maybe it plays a more similar style to Canada than USA plays to Canada- I'm not sure on that) and that this means that since the members of Team USA are neither Finnish nor Canadian that they (USA) play differently.

USA and Canada have stars- many of whom are hard workers. Finland has no stars, just regular guys who happen to be good at what they do, but not as good (individually) as many of the guys on USA or Canada. Since Finland has had success, and since that success can not be directly attributed to greater talent, it can be inferred that Finland's strength is hard work and heart, which is not to say that the other teams have none, just that Finland must rely on it more than the aforementioned teams do, and that Finland has enough to win many, many medals that are not gold.

Now to get this on topic, someone needs to post a nice pic of the Finnish Olympic team (let's say 2006- good year for them) and make it into one of those "Hudlers are laughing at you" pics.

#1988284 GDT - Habs vs Philly

Posted by 55fan on 22 May 2010 - 04:24 PM

I LOVE YOUR SIG!!!!!!!!!!!

Just saying :D


Is anyone else getting sick of hearing Pronger's name? He's today's Sidney.