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#2542666 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by 55fan on 20 October 2014 - 03:40 PM

Keep in mind that I'm speaking as a woman.


Why on earth are these people (athletes) losing their jobs or getting suspended?  They have been accused of crimes.  They have been arrested.  Charges are filed.  Then they go to court. 


Why are they getting suspended for SUSPICION of a crime?  That's all it is until the person has his day in court.  Until it is proven in court, it is an ALLEGED crime with an ALLEGED victim no matter how great the evidence.


If there is a conviction, they must face the consequences- legally, personally, and professionally.  If there is jail time, they can be suspended as they will not be able to participate.  In that case, their off-ice activities effect their ability to fulfill their contract and suspension makes sense.  Otherwise, what they do off the ice (or field, depending on the sport) has nothing to do with their fulfilling their contract to play their game.


Suspending before the facts are in is nothing but public relations posturing and political correct nonsense.


Media attention and suspensions puts the spotlight on a family that is already dealing with issues.  Is it really fair to them to aggravate what may very well be a dangerous, or at least tense, situation?  It also deals a financial blow to the family.  Granted, they probably make a lot of money and can afford suspensions, but in cases such as Rice, is it fair to his wife to remove her income before he goes to court?  She married an NFL player with a big salary and now he's unemployed. 


As a female, I find it appalling that the league steps into the situation before they have any idea what is actually going on.  It sends the message that women can't take care of themselves.  Let the family sort things out on their own.  Let them get counseling for whatever issues led to the dispute.  Let them have their lawyer get them through the legal issues.  Leave them alone to sort through the aftermath.  Adding the drama of the league stepping in only adds to the problems of the family, not just the player.


I'm not saying the domestic violence should be condoned or that the league should look the other way.  I'm just saying that they should stay out of things until the accusations are sorted through and they have facts to deal with.  Then they can enforce their rules knowing that they are doing the right thing.


I just feel bad for the wives and children.  They have enough to deal with without all the rest of the world stepping in and trying to punish their man in the name of political correctness to assuage the talking heads in the media in addition to the legal and personal issues that they are already facing.

#2541769 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 17 October 2014 - 06:10 PM

So my mom and sister and I went to a Fargo Force game.  Anyone recognize this guy?


Nope?  Does this help?




Just for good measure, here's one of his dad.



#2540729 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by 55fan on 14 October 2014 - 10:30 PM

I only have one. I must be a good boy :) I deserved it though. I let a few people get to me, didn't even pm the mods to complain either, cause I knew after a couple of my posts were deleted and I kept going that the hammer was coming down. I think of the mods like my parents. Every once in a while they need to take a wooden spoon to me, I can cry and get sent to my room, or just accept the punishment and go back to playing with the other kids.

I view the mods as my bar buddies who pull me back by the elbow when I'm drunk and waving my fists around yelling "Let me at him!"

They buy me another drink, call me a cab, and assure me that I could have taken him but it wouldn't have been worth the bother of getting arrested.

#2539876 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by 55fan on 11 October 2014 - 05:53 PM

This is what my hamster Jordin thinks:


#2539744 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by 55fan on 10 October 2014 - 04:21 PM


It's all the more humorous considering he sounds like Scooby Do.

Ruutu, Tootoo and Scooby Doo too?

#2539338 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by 55fan on 09 October 2014 - 04:36 PM

I'm supposed to be taking a nap and I'm too excited to sleep!!!!!


Was it last year that we lost our 1st game 6-0 and didn't have a goal until the second game and it was scored by Lashoff who hadn't even been on the team during the first game but was an injury call-up for the second and so no one knew that he would be the one to score the first goal?  Or was that the year before.  I think the year before was the lockout so it wasn't that one, so it must have been last year.




My fingers can't keep up with my thoughts and I'm losing concentr...squirrel!

Go Wings!


Anyway, let's not do that lose-the-first-game thing, ok?

#2539153 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by 55fan on 08 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

Let's Go Red Wings!

 :clap: :clap:

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#2538996 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by 55fan on 08 October 2014 - 12:53 AM

I'm glad.  I might have to watch some Devils hockey this year.  That will be odd.  Rooting for a team that can lose and I won't care... hmm.

#2537024 Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

Posted by 55fan on 23 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

I have a solution:  Play naked.

#2535875 RIP Bob Suter (Ryan's dad) and first 1980 Olympic team member to p

Posted by 55fan on 10 September 2014 - 07:05 PM

RIP, Bob. 

Condolences to the family and friends he left behind.

Thanks for the Miracle.

#2535690 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by 55fan on 07 September 2014 - 04:18 PM

Having a team in Vegas is great for those days when Bettman wants to get away from the wife. ;) "Honey I need to go check up on Vegas. What's that? Why am I packing so many thongs? Uh... Uh... Cab's here, gotta go"

Do not ever place in my head the image of Bettman in a thong again or I will force you into a Penguins jersey and leave you in Philly.


Ew.  Ew ewewewewewewewew.


The Las Vegas Thong and Dance?

#2535296 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by 55fan on 31 August 2014 - 11:04 PM

Mu'ad dib? A bit spicy for me. Or maybe the Sarlaac to keep with the Star Wars reference instead of switching to Dune. (As long as there isn't a Seattle Gungans thrown in the mix).

As long as there isn't a Seattle Wookiees.  Everyone letting them win would be too dull, but the alternative would be everyone having their arms pulled out of their sockets.  The Wings have enough injuries as it is- a back out over there, a concussion over here, a face off in the corner...

Ok, so wouldn't the back and sleeves be blank, or is having an 8 on one arm of jersey #77 part of hiding their numbers? 

#2535227 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by 55fan on 30 August 2014 - 08:05 AM

Tuskan Raiders!  Yes!!!!!

#2535051 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by 55fan on 27 August 2014 - 05:17 PM

People talking about desserts are making me hungry.


If they call them the Las Vegas Gamblers, I'll cry over the lack of originality.

If they call them the Las Vegas Crap Shooters, I just might buy a hat or something.


It would make for a fun away game destination, but that's probably what it would end up being- a bunch of fans of the visiting team who got the tickets as part of a casino deal.  How would that be for player morale?

#2534599 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by 55fan on 20 August 2014 - 12:08 AM


Your mother is beautiful and wonderful and I want to "like" her courage (and yours) about a bajillion times. 

Took the words right out of my fingers.

She is beautiful.  I can't believe she's 75.