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#2486767 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 26 February 2014 - 07:57 AM

Now that half of the team has learned to get something silver, let's end the season with them getting something silver.


Go Wings!  That journey starts today!

#2484228 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by 55fan on 15 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

There's no room, and there is certainly no elephant in it.

Would you settle for a box?  There may or may not be a dead cat in it.


Sorry.  Nerd break.

I agree that buying out Z is something that will never be discussed by the Powers That Be.  Maybe a thought or two about Mule since they know more about his condition than we do, but I doubt it.


Of course, around here, it's kind of dead around the Olympic break.  I guess we need something to keep us off the streets and out of trouble. 

#2483392 Wings go to Mexico

Posted by 55fan on 11 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

I laughed so hysterically hard at this.

Would you mind if I shared that on my book of faces?

Go ahead.  I kept them anonymous since this is the internet.

#2483385 Wings go to Mexico

Posted by 55fan on 11 February 2014 - 05:02 PM

Kind of off topic, but it reminds me of a Michigander friend of mine, who is Hispanic and has family still in Mexico.  His much younger brother played hockey and LOVED the Red Wings.  My friend follows hockey but didn't play.


My friend would tell his brother that he liked the Wings because the Wings have a Mexican player.  The conversation would go something like this:


Friend:  I like the Wings because they have a Mexican guy.

Brother:  They don't have Mexicans.

Friend:  Oh, yeah?  What about Pablo Datsyuk?

Brother:  It's PAVEL Datsyuk.

Friend:  Pavel?  There aren't any Mexicans named Pavel.

Brother:  He's Russian.

Friend:  No way.  There aren't any Russians in Mexico.

Brother:  He's not from Mexico.

Friend:  All Mexicans are from Mexico.

Brother:  He's not Mexican.

Friend:  Sure his is.  Why else would he be named Pablo?


This would go on and on until the brother gave up.  The brother is grown up now.  Game over. :(

#2483115 Wings go to Mexico

Posted by 55fan on 10 February 2014 - 05:31 AM

Wings to Sochi:  The vodka is pure, but it's a terrible place because you can't drink the water.

Wings to Mexico:  The tequila has a worm in it, so who cares if you can't drink the water?

#2483093 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by 55fan on 09 February 2014 - 09:38 PM

2018 Olympics:

Gold: Russia (capt. Kovalchuck)

Silver: USA (capt. Chelios)

Bronze: Sweden (capt. Samuelsson)


Seriously, if the NHL pulls out and other leagues (SEL, KHL, etc.) still play, we can pretty much kiss good-bye the hope of ever winning a medal for the US or Canada again.


I think the Russians will dominate. 


I doubt that the big names making big money and/or the franchise players will purposely take on contracts that will leave them free agents in Olympic years, but some guys who are borderline players who happen to be free agents might consider playing abroad so that they'd be free to get the chance to play in the Olympics. 

If we're watering down the pool, guys like Hudler, who will be 34 in 2018, might leave the NHL early for the chance to play if they've never been chosen before.


I know it will kill my interest in Olympic hockey if I don't know any of the names.

#2482616 Getting a captain's C stitched

Posted by 55fan on 08 February 2014 - 06:53 PM

I still gotta do the same.  Mine has an A.  :nono: Must C that.

Wear the A as a badge of honour.  It says, "I've supported this dude for a long time."  The longer he plays, the more time-honoured it is. 

#2482604 Jiri Hudler shoots and misses ... again and again

Posted by 55fan on 08 February 2014 - 06:25 PM

Is Hudler really that small or was the guy infront of him just that huge ?

Both, I think.  Huds is only about 5'8" IIRC.  Pro basketball players are usually much taller.


Huds looks like me shooting- except that he made one at the end.

#2482378 The Niklas Kronwall Appreciation Thread

Posted by 55fan on 07 February 2014 - 04:14 PM



Time flies when you're crushing bones.

#2482347 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by 55fan on 07 February 2014 - 03:22 PM




*crickets except from a few Star Trek fans*

#2481770 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by 55fan on 06 February 2014 - 04:58 PM

some excellent line names throughout the thread.


rise n grind line

Oh, the implications...

#2481601 NHL may rethink Sochi

Posted by 55fan on 05 February 2014 - 10:44 PM

No phones? No lights? No motorcars? Not a single luxury?

Let's hope there's plenty of bamboo.


Honestly, unless one country is singled out for better or worse treatment than the rest, they're all on the same playing field.  Maybe ones from less advanced countries will benefit because they're used to a rougher existence, but the others are in the same boat... luge... whatever.

#2481347 Slava Fetisov Interview

Posted by 55fan on 05 February 2014 - 12:13 AM

I may be remembering this wrong so I'm putting this out for those who may remember in hopes that someone will confirm or refute this.


As I recall, Vladdy was amongst those benefiting from the Toast of Hockeytown and other fund-raising charitable events when he was first injured and began his rehab up until his lawsuit against Gnida and/or the limo company was settled.


As far as responsibility, I'd think that the NHLPA would be more beholden to help than the team, but I can see why the team (and owners) would have a personal reason to step up and help. 


In the end, we don't owe each other (outside of our families) anything.  Rising up and giving to each other out of the goodness of our hearts is what makes us realize the good that is out there and gives us incentive to carry on and contribute to help those who need it in the hope that they will continue as they are able.

#2481154 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by 55fan on 04 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

Two Toms and a Tink.


The Future Line.


The Fighting Slovaks. ("Fighting" for Sheahan's Notre Dame)


The Graduated Griff Line.


JST ice (pronounced justice).


The Replacement Parts.

#2480400 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 02 February 2014 - 04:06 PM


Hey.  Don't forget that today's my Bert-day.