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#2648313 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by 55fan on 16 January 2016 - 08:17 PM

I hope Montreal never wins another Cup again.


The whole thing was stupid from start to finish, but trading a guy who was put in a bad situation and made the best of it despite the problems it will cause his family is reprehensible.  Shame on Montreal for kissing the league's butt.


If the league just had to get Scott out of there, they could have done something to skew the voting.  These things aren't like elections.  They could have done something to fake a new result and credited the fans with "coming to their senses" or some stupid thing.  They'd have saved more face even if they'd been caught than they have with this.

#2646934 Official Detroit Lions thread

Posted by 55fan on 09 January 2016 - 10:11 AM

I read that Calvin kept the ball from his last TD.


I may be reading too much into it, but that doesn't sound promising for his return. 

#2644771 Disney Buys Star Wars, 3 New Films Coming

Posted by 55fan on 29 December 2015 - 04:09 PM

Finally saw it!

Two thumbs up.  Three if I borrow one.

#2644713 Wings Younger Players

Posted by 55fan on 29 December 2015 - 10:41 AM

When I was 24..

Caesar Augustus was named Roman Counsel for the 10th time.

Augustus founded Nicopolis in Egypt to commemorate his victory over Marc Anthony.

Chris Chelios' rookie season.

Dick Clark first appeared on Roman Bandstand (which would become the inspiration for American Bandstand, which was cooler, but had fewer lutes).


Ok, seriously...

Reunification of Germany

Mandela released from prison

Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister

The first Walmart opened on the West Coast (California)

Work began on the creation of the World Wide Web

Home Alone was released

Sammy Davis, Jr. died

Wings' starting goalie was Tim Cheveldae

Penguins beat the North Stars in the last SCF to end in May

Ed Belfour won the Calder, Vezina, and Jennings trophies

Hasek, Fedorov, Jagr, and Draper made their NHL debuts

#2644356 Merry Christmas

Posted by 55fan on 26 December 2015 - 06:42 PM

I know it is a hair early, but I'd like to wish everyone on LGW a very Merry Christmas (or whatever other holiday tradition you observe)!

A lot of the regulars know I am a music teacher. Here is a vid of one of the songs my concert choir did this year in our winter concert that our tech admin put online. Thanks to Jimmyemeryhunter for the help with the embed. Enjoy, it is a little-known song called "That Night" arranged by Ronn Huff taken from his cantata "Unto Us a Child Is Born"

From one music teacher to another, I must congratulate you and your kids on a job well done.
Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, Happy New Year, and on and on around the calendar until next Christmas!

#2643316 Jarret Stoll claimed off waivers by Minnesota

Posted by 55fan on 18 December 2015 - 06:39 PM

The first game- the first notable thing he does- he takes a penalty, which kind of sucked because they were hoping that he'd help them on the PK.


Beyond that, he didn't look bad.  Haula had to sit so he could play, and I've become fond of Haula, but Stoll certainly didn't look out of place.  I think he's going to do well there.

#2642774 Fresh Prince of Grand Rapids..

Posted by 55fan on 13 December 2015 - 12:12 AM

Ha. Its pretty damn cringeworthy though.

It could be worse.
At least these antics are kept to our AHL affiliate.

AARGH!  And I thought the the English was bad!

#2642251 Fresh Prince of Grand Rapids..

Posted by 55fan on 11 December 2015 - 01:15 PM

Also, I think you could land a remote control plane on Athanasiou's eyebrows.

Hey, as long as Athaniseeyouthroughmyeyebrows can put the puck in the net, he can wear his facial hair any way he likes it. 

Also, as a woman, I can tell you that plucking hurts and he would have a lot to pluck.  I don't blame him for leaving them bushy, but since they're perfectly evenly shaped, I'm guessing he does some sculpting.

#2641623 TSN: Pascal Dupuis retiring due to medical condition

Posted by 55fan on 08 December 2015 - 05:28 PM

Nothing wrong with putting your health and family first.


I hate the Pens, but this isn't about the team, it's about a person.  I wish him all the best in the future.

#2637383 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 16 November 2015 - 05:59 PM



The person below me has (or has had) hair past their waist.
(And since I know some of you quite well, let me specify that I am referring to the hair on your head growing long enough to pass the waist.)

#2636668 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 12 November 2015 - 05:18 PM

I played it when I was young.  Not into it at all now.


The person below me has used condoms as balloons.

#2633428 10/27/15 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings - TACKY Mad Libs

Posted by 55fan on 27 October 2015 - 01:48 PM

That was a fun GDT starter.  Unfortunately, BoS ate Mrazek in my version.


I really hope we win tonight.  SOMEONE in Detroit has to come home with wins. 

#2632845 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Canucks 2 (OT)

Posted by 55fan on 24 October 2015 - 04:47 PM

Fire blashill if we lose.


Okay I'm kidding don't write me a damn poem. 

We thought to a vict'ry we'd cruise

And that Blash should be fired should we lose.

But the folks that do know'im

Said "Don't write a poem."
So the injuries shall losses excuse.



I wrote you a poem anyway.

You're welcome.

#2632342 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 22 October 2015 - 04:35 PM

Nope.  No ties here.  I only buy shootouts.


(haven't really bought a tie anyway)


The person below me has been camping lately.

#2629167 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by 55fan on 09 October 2015 - 06:10 PM

This is what Maltby did a number of years ago.  Get a contract.  If it works out and he outplays the kids, then that's fine.  He deserves to be on the team.  If not, he retires and that's that.  Everyone was mad at Malts for hanging around until he retired.  Then everyone got some clarity and said, "Hey.  He was just giving it another shot." and all was well.


I don't blame Cleary or Holland.  In Holland's case, it was a win-win.  If Cleary REALLY outplayed the kids (as if) he's be icing the best team possible.  If Cleary didn't, then he'd either have a great guy in GR or he could let him go in peace.  In either case, giving the kids a little more competition never hurts, and they got the benefit of Cleary's teaching while he was there.  Remember that game when he and Larkin were on the bench after their shift?  Larkin was intent on what Cleary was explaining to him.  Since Cleary didn't play during the season, it didn't cost the Wings a dime.


In Cleary's case, it was a chance.  It was one more training camp.  One more pre-season.  One more time hearing the roar of the crowds and feeling the comradery in the locker room.  One last hurrah before skating off into the sunset.


I wish him well.  I will always remember him as the Guy Who Almost Lost an Eye Fighting Chris Elbowf***  Pronger.