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#2509429 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by 55fan on 13 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

I went with Nyquist.

Nev and Shaman's posts were very interesting and spot on, and I haven't read too much here that I actually disagree with, but for me, Nyquist has given the team the emotional boost that it needed when Pav and Z went down.  Kronner held them together as a team, and the Kid Line provided some much-needed spark, but without Nyquist, I think the season would have just folded.


It would have been easy to look at our injuries and feel that we had no one to lead us to the playoffs.  It took a group effort to hang in there.  Nyquist did what Z was doing (on-ice) at the beginning of the season, but when Z was out there doing it, he was doing it as the captain of a team that was struggling through some injuries.  When Nyquist did it, he was doing it as a kid whose captain was out.


It doesn't diminish how important Z is to the team as the captain to say that he was doing what was expected as a captain, but when someone comes up from the minors and does it, that serves as inspiration for the rest of the team, and hopefully motivates the veterans to get going and the other youngsters to step up into a larger role.

#2507512 The Niklas Kronwall Appreciation Thread

Posted by 55fan on 08 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

He wasn't right after that hit.  He wasn't holding the puck in like he usually does.  Even I was speaking to the screen, and I'm a fan of his.


Aside from that, he's awesome.  He's a leader.  Even if he isn't Kronwalling like he did back in the day, his game is growing.  He plays intelligently.  He's deserving of an appreciation thread.

#2505783 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by 55fan on 04 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

Weiss...  Gosh, the name rings a bell...


He's not the one of the injured that will make or break things for us.  Let him get better and start fresh next year.  Then we'll have a chance to see him in a full season without injury and decide whether or not he's a bust.


In the meantime, LTIR is acceptable.

#2505690 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by 55fan on 04 April 2014 - 07:28 AM

Worst post of all time. If you are a true Red Wings fan there is no second favorite. As soon as the season is over you stop caring. No matter how much you like hockey.



If the Wings aren't on, I'll watch other games.  Granted, this time of year it's usually a game that has an effect on the standings as far as the Wings are concerned, but I'll also watch the Wild because they're televised around here or the Jets just because they're there.


If someone wants to watch Wings and only Wings, that's certainly their prerogative, but to say that anyone who watches or follows another team isn't a true Wings fan is presumptuous and false.


I present Exhibit A:  me.

Case closed.

#2505687 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by 55fan on 04 April 2014 - 07:12 AM

Pavstav nyqsyuk with 5 goals and 5 assists. Glendening bounces a puck off someone on buffalos butt to get his first goal.

Someone should seriously be named Pavstav Nyqsyuk. 


In fact, if Glendening gets his first goal tonight, I demand that he name his first (or next, as the case may be) child Pavstav Nyqsyuk Glendening.



Easy win, which means that we'll either lose 28-6, or get a loser point, or maybe- just maybe- win it in a shootout.  I fear the boys won't show up against a push-over team like Buffalo.

#2505427 Nyquist goal scoring song

Posted by 55fan on 03 April 2014 - 02:25 AM

#2502731 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by 55fan on 28 March 2014 - 09:37 PM


Kick me out?  You and whose army?



Seriously, he does need to respect his neighbours.  There's a time and place for partying, and we should find as many times and places as we wish. 

(I hope my neighbours see this.  Loud bastards.)

#2499617 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by 55fan on 23 March 2014 - 05:31 PM

Let's hope that yesterday's win doesn't make them over-confident.  The Wild have been playing well.  I was talking to a guy at the game yesterday and he said that he never under-estimates the Wings, but that everyone else thought that since we were so beat up that it would be a cake walk for the Wild to beat us.


If anyone wants to see pics I took at yesterday's game, they're here:  http://s261.photobuc...tart=all&page=1


I think the Wild will come out harder today since they'll have something to prove after yesterday.  If the Wings give it a full 60, they'll win it.

#2499615 How does Kronwall not have a concussion?

Posted by 55fan on 23 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

I was at the game and was sitting a couple of rows behind the bench, right on the tunnel.  When they skated him over to the tunnel, he looked totally dazed, like he didn't know what was going on. 


Piet came out and was talking to the D coach and Babs, and then went back in.  Kronwall was out for a while, but seemed ok once he got back.

#2495502 Finally-TooToo called up

Posted by 55fan on 15 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

Oh, please let him be playing in Minneapolis!


I have to agree with GMR.  Nothing like an impending court date to take your mind off work.  Bert has seen his better days.  He's not as bad as some people make him out to be, but we've seen from the Kid Line what an infusion of enthusiasm can do for a team.


With Bert out, Tootoo provides the snarl factor that Bert has been providing by default.  It's been a long, hard season with all the injuries.  Maybe a fresh body and pumped up attitude is what we need.

#2494903 Official Detroit Lions thread

Posted by 55fan on 12 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

Getting Tate is amazing.  I don't think we've had this balanced of a team in my life.  Heck, we haven't lost a game since we signed him.  So far, so good!

#2493966 Favorite Player(s) on Other Teams

Posted by 55fan on 09 March 2014 - 09:40 PM


Getzlaf (yes, I'm serious)



Jagr (I got the moves like Jagr)


Miller (Ryan)

Joey Mac











Thinking through this, I'm amazed at how many of my faves have retired.

#2492496 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by 55fan on 07 March 2014 - 05:14 PM

I'm going to let the Wings in on a little secret:  If you have more goals than the other team after the 3rd period, you don't have to play any more that night.  You get two points right then and you can go and shower and that's it.


Try it tonight and see for yourselves!

#2491432 21 games to make it 23 years

Posted by 55fan on 05 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

I'd rather make the playoffs.  You can't win the cup if you don't make the playoffs.  It's a small but important step. 

#2488681 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 02 March 2014 - 08:41 PM

All of these guys turning 30! 

Flipper turns 30 on the 20th.  Howard, Eaves, Miller... I forget who else, but there's a whole herd of them.


Happy Hudler turns 30 this year too.  Maybe Dawn will get to give him his birthday spankings.