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#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.

#2480122 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 02 February 2014 - 02:28 PM

Happy Birthday, Sweet Baby!


#2479737 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by 55fan on 01 February 2014 - 09:19 PM

Between being the captain and having his home country hosting, you know the Olympics are on his mind.  They only happen every four years. 


No one is asking if he wants to get healthy and play with the Red Wings.  That's just a given.  It will happen whether it happens this week or next month.

The reporters are asking about the imminent Olympics.  This is what he is answering questions about.

I think that if the Olympics weren't this year, he'd be getting fewer interviews and the questions (and his answers) would be more centered around the Wings.

#2479713 Cory Emmerton waived

Posted by 55fan on 01 February 2014 - 06:52 PM

The Axe would certainly be devastated.

He was waived too.  Maybe they'll be picked up by the same message board and live happily etherafter.


Seriously, for all the crap Emdog got, he wasn't all that bad.  I was actually relieved when he got called up this year because it was someone who already knew the system and the players.  He fit right in without having to go through freshman jitters.  Good call up, just not good enough to be here all the time.

#2479707 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by 55fan on 01 February 2014 - 06:21 PM

Datsyuk will miss his 12th consecutive game due to an unspecified lower-body injury. He practiced again on Thursday, after which coach Mike Babcock said, “He was still one-leg skating today.”


Per Khan. 1/30/14 on MLive.


Since it's an "unspecified lower-body injury", I'm guessing toothache, ear infection, or dandruff.

#2479244 1/31 GDT: Capitals 3 @ Red Wings 4 (F/SO)

Posted by 55fan on 31 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

3000th home game for the DRW.


We win 3000-0.

#2479054 The Hudler Factor

Posted by 55fan on 30 January 2014 - 08:16 PM

No one served bench minors like Happy.

#2479053 Franzen Placed on IR

Posted by 55fan on 30 January 2014 - 08:15 PM

That's really too bad.  It's tough to have to miss games for the team, but you know you'll get to play when you get better.  The Olympics only happen once every four years.


I feel bad for him.

#2479031 NHL may rethink Sochi

Posted by 55fan on 30 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

Honestly, I think that you have to be in their shoes to make the decision.

How many of you would bungee jump?  Work graveyards in a convenience store alone?  Go camping in Yellowstone? 


No way would I bungee jump (don't like heights) or camp where there may be bears and/or snakes.  OTOH, I've worked graves in a c-store for years.  Every time one gets robbed, people come in and ask me if I'm afraid.  I don't understand what there is to worry about.  If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen, and the odds are pretty slim.


Of course, you could say the same about bungee jumping, camping with bears, dancing with wolves, flying in an airplane, driving a car, or playing hockey in Russia, but each of us has the place where we draw the line.  We have our own risk/reward ratio.


If I was chosen as an Olympian, I'd be on the plane, but that's just me.  I can understand and respect the decisions of those who think that the risk is too great, but I'd go.  Unless I was on a plane with a bungee jumping bear.  Gotta draw the line somewhere.

#2478801 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 29 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

Dear Dom- from this:



to this:



to this:



to this:



and everything in between.  Happy birthday to a true Champion.


Oh, yeah..... this is obligatory..... just cuz it's SEXY!...