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#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.

#2488580 Naming the New Arena

Posted by 55fan on 02 March 2014 - 01:57 PM

Call it Windsor.  Then ask people for directions.

#2487970 Very Chris Very, Very Osgood...very

Posted by 55fan on 28 February 2014 - 06:55 PM

I'll give him a few more seasons before I say anything bad.  He could be funny (in that low-key Canadian way) when he was a goalie being interviewed.  The driver's seat has a different view than the passenger's- and a lot more responsibility.


I just keep looking to see where his hair is pointing.  For some reason, I expect something to be there.


I miss my Murph, but Darren Elliot (who used to make me want to chew nails) has really grown on me.

#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*