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#1925362 unamed line.. mlive.

Posted by 55fan on 26 March 2010 - 05:59 PM

Hmm... 2 guys with a beard and one without. 2 guys with Z in their name and they are one of our top lines.

Can we call them the "ZZ" top line?

#1921734 3/22 GDT: Penguins 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by 55fan on 22 March 2010 - 03:29 PM

I want to see some KRONWALLING!!!

*And now a word from our legal department: The term "see" here is meant metaphorically as I will be at work and will not actually get to watch the game. This does not mean that if I am not able to see it personally that Mr. Kronwall should not flatten Mr. Cooke, Ms. Crosby, and any other Penguins Mr. Kronwall sees fit to flatten, nor should it imply that I do not wish for scoring on the part of the Red Wings and solid goaltending on the part of Mr. Howard. It also does not preclude dandy fights in which the participant on behalf of the Red Wings is clearly victorious.

#1921406 Penguins bashing thread(keep it within the site rules please)

Posted by 55fan on 22 March 2010 - 01:20 AM

What's with that creepy commercial of Sid and Max Talbot? It ends with Sid saying very eerily, "You're in my basement now....."

Back door's open any time.

#1919984 Am I the only one who finds this ridiculous ?

Posted by 55fan on 20 March 2010 - 07:57 PM

Two things...

Firstly, the rumours were generated by a puck bunny site. They also say that Lids beats his wife and Homer is *** and his family is a cover-up. They're vicious *******. Might there be truth behind some of the rumours on that site? Sure, it's possible, but until I see proof, the source alone is enough for me to give the player the benefit of the doubt.

Secondly, Ozzie needed to be starting here and there a month or two ago. Yes, ride the hot goalie and give Howard the lion's share of the starts (and this is coming from a die-hard Ozzie fan who just loves him to death), but Howie (or any goalie) needs a mental and physical rest on occasion and Ozzie needs to keep in the groove. I doubt that Howard will fail, but there is always the possibility of illness/injury keeping a player out for any length of time from a day to a season. We've sure seen that this year.

#1918958 McCarty & Claude Lemieux on TSN's OTR

Posted by 55fan on 19 March 2010 - 07:58 PM

Does this mean I can't hate Lemieux anymore?

Hate all you want. He still said some nasty things about Draper.

#1918582 McCarty & Claude Lemieux on TSN's OTR

Posted by 55fan on 19 March 2010 - 07:01 AM

Ah. I haven't looked for anything on it from YouTube, and skimming NHL Network on TV early this morning at the gym I didn't see anything on it, so I don't know what was said or not during the interview. If this is the case, I'll take that as some form of an apology towards Draper, albeit indirectly.

Go to the last page (post #29) and click the "direct link" in one of the posts. It will take you to part one of the interview. Then parts 2 and 3 will load automatically if you wait for them.

Lemieux said that he had been hit in a hit similar to Drapes, and broke the same bones, and he did not get an apology, nor did he expect one. He accepted that it was a part of the game. At least he is consistent. I'll give him that.

He said he wasn't going to apologize for the hit. He said once a hit has been laid that it is too late and an apology doesn't do any good. The hit is part of the game. You wait for the retaliation and take it.

I disagree with that. I think if someone gets injured, you at least check to see if they are ok. Yeah, it's part of the game, and they know that, but you at least extend the courtesy- the human element- even if you would make the same hit again. It's not apologizing for playing the game; it's saying "sorry it turned out bad". Then you wait for the retaliation and take it.

There was one time that we were playing St. Louis and Lebda got rocked. I believe it was Drake that hit him, but I could be wrong. Anyway, the one who hit him went to the hospital and sat with Lebda since he wasn't going to be returning to Detroit with the rest of the team. I thought that was classy. That to me is about respecting the game and the other players. Play hard, but remember that they are people too.

#1918546 "Detroit the hottest option for Zuccarello Aasen"

Posted by 55fan on 19 March 2010 - 01:58 AM

I wonder how many games it would take before people started complaining he doesn't hit anyone?

...and who will be the first one to complain that "he's lazy and he zuccs".

...or zuccs aas.

#1918231 3D Hockey Broadcast

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

As much as it is probably more of a gimmick than a sign of things to come, it still would be fun and interesting as a one-offer.

I went to a game in 3-D once. It was like they were right there on the ice.

#1918211 Ovechkin Shoves Young Girl at Olympics

Posted by 55fan on 18 March 2010 - 02:57 PM

Because the girl would shove the camera toward Crosby and he would crumple up on the ground stiff as a board.

Does not compute. Entered data does not compute in the same sentence.

As far as Ovie... um, did it really look that bad? It looks like he just pushed the camera (which was in his face as he was speaking on the phone) out of his way. It was rude and uncalled for, but it wasn't like he threw her over a balcony.

#1917674 Hawks talk about possible 1-8 match

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2010 - 03:46 PM

I wonder if people forget sometimes that everyone. everywhere. always. has. access.
to what we type on the interwebs. I guess it's relatively easy to forget that it's not a peer to peer closed conversation.

or people just don't give a crap.

You were great last night, Dan. Call me sometime.

My biggest concern about playing Chicago in the playoffs is that we beat them last year. There is a bit of a revenge factor there. We didn't play SJ, LA, or Colorado, so in all honesty, I'd rather take them. For some reason- and this is just a feeling I have- I feel that unless a rivalry has been established (like it was with Colorado in the past), the team that knocked you out last year is the team you want to beat this year. Feel free to disagree on that.

#1917668 Samuelsson highest scoring swede as of today

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2010 - 03:26 PM

That so sucks if he is out for any length of time. He was doing so well. I was loving it. It's like when the nerd in 10th grade shows up the next year with contacts, a tan, a new haircut, a new wardrobe, and buff from working out and pretty much tells everyone to suck it.

Get well, Sammy!

#1917533 Corrupt a Wish

Posted by 55fan on 17 March 2010 - 07:28 AM

Not only does it not hurt now, it will never hurt again. I have taken the liberty (through magical means, the explanation of which does not concern you) of removing your elbows altogether. Your arms now end at your shoulders. I thought of putting your fingers there, but they looked funny, so I stuck your wrists on your boobs and your fingers reach out the front of your shirt.

I wish I had a bit more ambition today.

#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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