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#2298556 Predators bench Radulov and A. Kostitsyn for Game 3 of WCSF

Posted by 55fan on 01 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

For some reason, when I hear about curfews and the like, it amazes me that grown men have or need bedtimes.

Is this really worth a suspension? It sounds so high school.

I understand that they are in the playoffs, but you'd think that the players would realize the need to be at the top of their game.

Maybe I'm reading too much of my own life into this, but it seems like they'd know by this point in their lives how much they can and can't drink and how late they can stay up and still get enough sleep.

#2298311 Is Rinne Getting Exposed?

Posted by 55fan on 30 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

Not to say that he's bad or anything like that, because he's a very good goalie, but we made him look better than he is.

He would give up rebound after rebound and the Wings would all stand there and think, "Hey. There's the puck. It would have been really cool if someone would have been standing there to take another shot. Is someone going to get that? No? Oh, we're on defense now? Ok, I'll just skate to the other end. Unless my shift is over..."

#2298303 So I had an idea for the WC jerseys

Posted by 55fan on 30 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

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Serious win.

#2297324 Thanks, Matt!

Posted by 55fan on 26 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

And now, people, as you are able, go to the top of the page, click on the donate button and become boosters!

#2297323 Where does Bertuzzi fit?

Posted by 55fan on 26 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

Bert will serve as our powerplay, seeing as how our powerplay is our enforcer.

#2297178 Thanks, Matt!

Posted by 55fan on 26 April 2012 - 06:54 AM

Thanks for my life-away-from-life.

#2296874 Crazy, but serious, off season predictions

Posted by 55fan on 25 April 2012 - 03:04 AM

Perry to Detroit :P

That would be ok. At least if Homer retires, Nick would have a ride to work.

#2296758 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 24 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

No. The last group I heard where I went, "Hey, I really like these guys and I'm going to listen to more of their stuff" was Lady Antebellum, and they've been out for a while.

The person below me would like to have x-ray vision as long as they could control when to activate it so as not to have to see under ugly people's clothing.

#2296664 Say what you will about Barry Trotz...

Posted by 55fan on 24 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

I believe that Trotz was serious. Everything he has said previously indicates to me that he looks up to Lidstrom as much as his lack of a neck allows.

#2296209 Avatar Sig

Posted by 55fan on 23 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

I use my "Reputation' points at my bank. Every year, in return, they give me a free calendar.

Me too, but they charge 15 points a month in fees that I never agreed to when I signed up for the calendar program, and I have to carry a balance of 1,000,000 points or direct deposit 1,000 a month in order to waive the fee, neither of which is possible with my point status.

Or I could borrow 3.5 billion points that I don't need at an interest rate of 100 points per month and then I would save the 15 points.

I also get phone calls on an almost daily basis offering me their services.

And the calendar is of the Sedin twins.

I hate my bank.

#2296121 Death of the integrity of the NHL.

Posted by 55fan on 23 April 2012 - 02:58 AM

My bf doesn't follow hockey but has been trying for me. He's watched some of the playoffs this year.

He sent me the following texts tonight:
"NHL seems to have a weak commish. And it seems less than professional in many regards compared to NBA, NFL, or Major League Baseball. It is not even marketed as well as the WWF."

"Somehow somebody has left the casual NHL observer with feelings reminiscent of boxing after Holmes beat the piss out of Ali. It's like no one knows who the f*** is the heavyweight champion of the world?"

Basically, he's confused as to what is a penalty and what isn't. I've tried to explain the game, but in watching, he is confused. He has, however, independently come to the conclusion that Crosby is a *****.

He has also discovered that the game itself is pretty cool.

It's been interesting getting perspective from an outsider.

#2296055 Worst Summer Headline

Posted by 55fan on 22 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

After last summer, I just don't want to see anything that reads "_________ ________ Dead at Age ___".

#2295990 Depression.

Posted by 55fan on 22 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

I usually just go hangout with friends, try and not think of what makes you depressed. I will admit that I get down on myself a lot, but I really love to help others out. I try and do that more then having myself be happy. I care more about others then myself.

That simple statement is the key to happiness. The most miserable people I know care about themselves first.

I have a good friend that I have to limit my contact with because she can tell you every single thing everyone has done in her entire life that has hurt her feelings, whether they meant to or not. I love her dearly, but I only talk to her once or twice a year.

She's a nurse, and refuses to believe that she could benefit from anti-depressants because scientifically she knows that if you have a certain mindset of misery, your brain "re-wires" itself to that frame of mind. She feels that she has gone through enough in life that she has the right to be miserable.

It's a shame because she's a loving, giving person, yet she is so focused on herself and her feelings that everything in life is a disappointment to her.

The happiest people I know are those who go out of their way to give to others without worrying about life evening out.

I firmly believe that life gives us more than it takes. We just take so many things for granted that we don't see it.

I've heard that if you have change in your pocket, you are richer than half the people on the planet. I don't know if it's true, but if you think about it- most of the people in the world don't have toilet paper.

Cheesy song from VeggieTales: "A thankful heart is a happy heart". Cheesy, but true.

#2295465 2012 Free Agents

Posted by 55fan on 21 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm sure a lot of players will sign with their current team, but it's nice to see who's out there and what their cap hit is.

Thanks for posting.

I want that Lidstrom guy.

#2295443 25 Games for Torres

Posted by 55fan on 21 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Pretty much what harold said.

I voted too harsh, not because he doesn't deserve 25 games, but because 25 is a value, like money.

You find the value of something by comparing it to similar things. The value of your home or car is assessed by comparables.

There is a market value and it depends on what people will pay, or, in this case, what comparable infractions have received.

The non-suspension of Weber happened early on, and therefore set the tone of the playoff suspension value for this round of the playoffs (thus being a perfectly acceptable conversation topic).

The post-headshot era is looking to this year for setting a tone. The tone has been more of an arpeggio.