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#2307066 Only in LA LA Land

Posted by 55fan on 13 June 2012 - 06:58 AM

She must like basketball more. Otherwise they'd be flat like a puck.

We should trade for her rights. Hudler would re-sign for league minimum. We'd get a guy who put up 50 points last season really cheap, and he'd save money on boobies.

Win-win.


#2306558 Red Wings Prepared to Offer Hudler Contract

Posted by 55fan on 11 June 2012 - 09:57 AM

I really kind of hope they let him try out free agency. If we sign someone better, we don't need him. If he can't get anything bigger, we can sign him cheaper.

If we end up needing him and he isn't getting what he wants from other teams, we can always sign him short-term. It's not like he isn't putting up points for us. We can sign him for a one-year contract. That way he'll have another "contract year".

True, he might end up somewhere else and we don't get anyone we're looking at, in which case we'll miss him, but I think it's worth the risk.

Personally, I hope we re-sign him because I love watching how funny veins get when people are ready to explode.

And because my friend is soooooo in love with him. :hehe:


#2306087 We Need to Get Tougher to Play Against

Posted by 55fan on 08 June 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hot Chicks dig enforcers and hockey fights.

Fixed it for ya. ;)


#2306071 We Need to Get Tougher to Play Against

Posted by 55fan on 08 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

Step 1) Sign/trade for Bobby Ryan and Colton Orr
Step 2) Do a Vulcan Mind Meld
Step 3) Put Colton Ryan in as a goal-scoring forward to do our fighting.
Step 4) Get Bobby Orr out there to play defense.

Ok, now that I've got the silliness out of my head, I would not mind having Colton Orr on the team.

The enforcer debate has been done to death, and I've given my nickel's worth time and again, but one thing the team seemed to be lacking, especially during the playoffs, was joy.

I know that sounds silly, but they all looked like they were going through the motions- like they were just doing what they were doing but had no purpose.

One thing we always hear about with guys like Downey (for example- not saying "bring him back") is how they lift the spirits of the other guys. They kind of act as an internal cheerleader. They build them up when they need the confidence.

Enforcers are commonly the "funny guy" in the locker room. No, not that way. Get your minds out of the gutter. I mean they're the guy that cracks the jokes and lightens the mood. They get the team up before the big games, and then go to their place in the press box. Or they play and do their duty.

Sure, we need a defenseman. We need a top six guy. We know who most of us want for those spots. July 1st only comes once a year. I'm sure Kenny will be focused on those two, plus any backup plans should those guys get snapped up quickly.

But we also need a guy who can bring the joy of playing hockey back to the locker room. And that, my friends, could very likely be an enforcer.

Go for it, Kenny!


#2305681 Darren McCarty seeks protection from former pals

Posted by 55fan on 06 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

Sometimes the hardest part of quitting is leaving behind your old friends and finding new ones. It's not just about leaving behind things, it's the people that go with them.

If you're using, you surround yourself with people who use and/or can supply you. They are not the most supportive people to help you quit, especially the ones who are not making money selling to you any more.

I'm glad Mac has found a good woman to keep himself clean, and I wish him luck staying that way.

He's my all-time favourite, so I'm pulling for him.


#2305108 Tim Thomas.

Posted by 55fan on 04 June 2012 - 08:05 AM

I'll give it a shot that he runs for some kind of Political Office. as a member of the Teabag friendly GOP. Anyone care to digress with me on what he might actually do?

At the risk of turning this into a political thread, I disagree. I'm a teabagger and I wouldn't vote for him at all.

I think he was serious about family issues. I doubt he is going into politics. He's already proven that he can't handle the political media. He can still do commercials for money, and maybe volunteer for a candidate or organization, but if he needs time to reconnect with family, friends, and faith (as he said in the article), politics is the last place to find those things.


#2305054 Tim Thomas.

Posted by 55fan on 03 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

I'm assuming he has his reasons for sitting out. Being a goalie was my first career wish, so I can't imagine not wanting to do it. On the other hand, anything can get old or burdensome if there are other things in your life that need attention.

I totally respect someone walking away from the game for their own personal reasons, but the whole messing with the team regarding cap hit makes no sense to me.

You'd think that if he's worried about the global economic collapse, he'd work at that pay rate and put it aside for the fiscal armageddon that people are foretelling.

The leaving the game is his call, and his call alone, but as far as the contract goes, there may be no "I" in "team", but there's sure one in "Tim".


#2304371 Which Players Would You Choose

Posted by 55fan on 31 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

LW- there is no way on this earth that Parise will replace Hudler.

Upgrade, yes. Replace, no.

Ok, got in my Hudler jab for the day. Carry on.


Back to topic. I'm torn between the first and third choices.


#2303854 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by 55fan on 30 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

wheres that list of free agent d-men again?..

I may have to update this tomorrow, but as it stands:

Free agent defensemen:

1) Nicklas Lidstrom
2) Not Nicklas Lidstrom


I just poured a drink. I don't care if I have to work tonight. It's a small one.


#2303446 Report: Alain Vigneault confirms Roberto Luongo wants to leave Canucks

Posted by 55fan on 27 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

Well, if Dom is looking for a challenge, I can think of little more challenging than backstopping the Leafs to a Stanley Cup victory.


#2303237 Hasek wants to play in the NHL again

Posted by 55fan on 25 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

It's not like he's been sitting around doing nothing.

As a backup? Sure. I'd be more confident in him than a lot of others out there.


#2302763 Congratulations to the LA Kings

Posted by 55fan on 23 May 2012 - 06:41 AM

I have a soft spot for the Kings.

Glad to see them doing well.

Very glad they didn't go through us to get there. That makes it tough.


#2302559 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by 55fan on 22 May 2012 - 07:56 AM

Honestly, nothing you've ever posted needs to be repeated here, or anywhere. Ever.

Now, now. It's a public forum. (S)he has as much right to express his/her opinion as someone with a brilliant hockey mind.

It's the off-season. We need some discussion else we die of ennui.

Not to mention that (s)he is good for my self-esteem.


#2302046 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by 55fan on 18 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

O6 and Euro6? Um...you think the travel is bad now. Try that commute.

I'll pass.


#2301171 Patrick Kane at it again

Posted by 55fan on 14 May 2012 - 01:25 AM

Atlantic?

:hehe:

He's a really big douchebag. He douchebags in an entire Conference.