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#2322754 March 26th, 1997...The Movie?

Posted by 55fan on 28 July 2012 - 08:48 PM

If Chuck plays Kris, it will take some serious special effects to have the boards damage his face rather than the reverse.

#2322735 Money On The Board Conundrum

Posted by 55fan on 28 July 2012 - 08:34 PM

I'm all for the Children's Hospital. I don't think anyone who has donated would object to helping kids. It's not in any way controvercial or politically or religiously charged, so the only people who may object are the ones who either really, really like the Illitches or really, really hate kids.

And next year, we can just pledge to them in the first place, and get lots of people, and raise lots of money, and donate bajillions of dollars to the kids. Yeah. Bajillions. That'll show them.

#2322568 Money On The Board Conundrum

Posted by 55fan on 27 July 2012 - 09:06 PM

Oh, I see. That's really odd. I'd tell them that if they want it, they need to get the lead out or we'll take our contribution elsewhere. Give them a time limit and get an answer or withdraw.

The children's hospital had no trouble accepting our contribution.

#2321942 Predators match offer sheet to Shea Weber

Posted by 55fan on 25 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

You know, for $10 a pop, I could make some serious money writing speeches like that.

"I love the ______________. I love the direction the team is going and I believe ___________ and ____________ will do whatever it takes to bring us the Cup. I'm excited to be a part of the ___________ organization and hope to remain with them for years to come.

I love the city of ______________. I love the fans. We have a great following and they have made me feel at home here.

I look forward to the next ____ years in this great city playing for this great team.

That'll be 10 bucks.

#2321938 Fabian Brunnström moves back to Sweden.

Posted by 55fan on 25 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

I have to respect anyone who moves halfway around the world to follow his dream, whether it works out or not.

Best of luck, Fabian.

#2320179 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by 55fan on 19 July 2012 - 08:09 AM

...And if Nashville doesn't match, the Pred's top defense pairing is... Someguy and Someotherguy.

And we whine about Holland. Imagine how we'd howl about Poile if we were Preds fans.

*Just for the record- had to look it up- if the Preds don't match/sign Weber, their D consists of Gill, Blum, Ellis, Josi, and Klein.

#2320142 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by 55fan on 19 July 2012 - 05:53 AM

Isn't this the Weber that we didn't want because he bonked our Zata's noggin?

Oh, well. Maybe if they have enough D in Philly we can get Lilja back.

Zetter is better, but Lilja will kill ya. ;)

#2319120 Dominik Hasek's agent: "He will play, and he will excel"

Posted by 55fan on 14 July 2012 - 10:47 AM

Has he been evaluated by mental health specialist ?

He's a goalie. I think that right there eliminates any sort of "normal" mindset.

#2319111 Dominik Hasek's agent: "He will play, and he will excel"

Posted by 55fan on 14 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

If I was a GM and had a potentially hot young goalie and no decent backup, I'd have a conversation with Dom about coming in as a backup and kind of mentor to the kid. If they had a similar style, Dom would be a fantastic teacher. (Not that anyone really has a "similar" style to Hasek, but you know what I mean.)

His work ethic, mad training, and drive to succeed alone would make him a valuable asset as a locker room leader. I could see him used as a veteran presence that can be relied on to carry part of the load.

He's been dominating in lesser leagues, and don't forget that his last NHL appearance was due to two bad games. He and Ozzie split time evenly during the season. They didn't win the Jennings on the merits of only one of them. It was a true tandem.

I say that if someone's willing to give him a go, more power to him. Plus it makes me feel younger if there are players in the NHL that are older than I am. :P

#2319083 looking for a pic of franzen

Posted by 55fan on 14 July 2012 - 12:06 AM

It's from Hank and Emma's wedding party.

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They had them for all the guests to wear to a party the night before the wedding. The hotel used to give them out to guests back in the day. Emma grew up near there, so they rented rooms for their guests there and when everyone arrived, they told them to change. Then everyone went down to the beach and Hank and Emma arrived by rowboat and they all partied.

#2318742 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by 55fan on 12 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

I'm content with this group. They are a mediocre bunch who could maybe surprise some people. They're not the Leafs or the Oilers.

I'm also content with the sofa that I got in 1976. It's ugly earth-tone paisley and my dad had to beef it up with plywood in spots, but it'll do until I get something better.

Pretty much like the Wings. What we have is good. That doesn't mean we aren't shopping around to get better. It just means that we're not going to throw out the babies with the bathwater and blow up the team en route to getting better players.

Trades? FA signings? Sure, if they improve the team at a reasonable price.

One can be content and still looking to improve. It just means that what one has is servicable.

Now if Holland had said, "I'm tickled pink with this team!" then I would worry.

#2318522 Red Wings Alumni Showdown Roster

Posted by 55fan on 12 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

If they were in before mandatory helmets, do they have to wear them? I haven't seen an alumni game (hope someone is streaming these ones), so I don't know what they've done.

#2318521 Doug Janik signs with Adler Mannheim, DEL (germany)

Posted by 55fan on 12 July 2012 - 09:20 AM

Best wishes to him. It was good being able to say, "No need to panic, we have Janik" but all good things must come to an end.

#2318510 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by 55fan on 12 July 2012 - 08:58 AM

Sorry, but conceding another hockey season (Babs didn't think his roster last year was going to be able to compete) won't fly in this town. Not signing one of the top 5 talents in the league because "we don't like what we hear about him" is ok if your team already has a sniper or two. Well, we don't.

I understand being smart with your money, but when you straight up DON'T SPEND money you have, you are more or less throwing it away. We had $5 million in cap space last year that we didn't spend. Essentially, the Detroit Red Wings cap sat $5 million lower than the NHL cap. That makes no sense to me....

I have to disagree. Not spending if you can't get your money's worth is a good thing.

I may have credit approved for $5000 but if I can get what I need for $3000, I'll do that and save the remainder.

Is Semin worth what he will eventually go for? Or is it a matter of waiting until he "goes on sale" due to lack of interest and ends up signing at a lower price? Or does he have problems that make him worth less than his asking price?

As far as dmen go, who is there that could replace Lidstrom? No one. We will have to settle for filling his place in the lineup. This won't happen with any free agents. We'll need to trade or wait a year and get someone better.

If anyone has a player who is that good, I have serious doubts that he will be on the trading block unless he's seriously overpaid, has health issues, or is a problem in the locker room.

We're taking a chance on Tootoo. I'm not sure it woud be wise to bring in Semin and a dman who may have issues as well.

We may add another forward, but I don't see us getting a big-name dman this season. The trade price would be seriously high. If they are trading a dman, they will want serious assets at the forward position, and we're all up in arms about how we need more snipers and have a pelthora of muckers and grinders. Any trade partner with a seriously good dman to trade will not be looking at dime-a-dozen grinders for a trade. At best we'll get a moderate dman for a couple of good forwards, and still need to improve in each category.

I'm not saying that this is the end of the road, I'm just saying it's not the Yellow Brick one.

#2318394 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by 55fan on 11 July 2012 - 09:43 PM

There's forum rules? lol.

I read them very briefly years back. I just try to make my point and provide proper research when i post and try not to be a kak when i do it... Seems like an easy enough approach. There's a lot of very knowledgable guys on here (ex Drake_Marcus), a lot of very optimistic guys in a trying time for the Wings which I like (ex LeftWinger) and then you have the funny guy that always has an epic comment to add, yes, that's you esteef, and that's what makes this site great.

I think the main problem is that we havn't seen 55 fan on here recently, and our voice of reason isn't here to calm everyone down.

I'm on vacation.