I started it last time, and we won, so until that fateful day when we fail to win, I guess I'm the starter.
Last game we did 300 posts for a win, and it was ok. It took until overtime to win it, and we don't need all that extra wear and tear on our boys.
They need to give it 100% effort through the whole game. If they do that, it will be easy as pie, and who knows more about pi than Wings fans?
(Ok, it's not exactly pie, but what's an e between friends?)
So, if we take the percent effort we need to win- 100- and multiply it by pi - 3.14- we get 314, which conveniently enough is the 300 posts we had last time plus the jersey of the dude who was the OT hero.
It was meant to be, my friends. Fate. Karma. Kismet. Call it what you will, but it is inspiring.
If we give the team 314 posts, maybe we can avoid overtime and enjoy a nice Red Wings victory without all the nail-biting.
Hockey fans are a superstitious lot. I do the bracelets, never wear red on game day unless it's Wings gear (all season), avoid the unlucky purple t-shirt on game day (all season), and have as my wallpaper a picture of the last Wing to score a goal.
I'm all set. The stuff for the bracelets is set out, Ericsson is looking very handsome on my desktop, and unlucky clothing has been banished.
I also have a stash of Vernor's in the fridge, but that's a tradition rather than a superstition.
For those who wish to show their support for the Wings but can't grow a beard (either due to gender, age, heredity, work, or spouse who just doesn't get it and therefore neither will you if you grow one), some wise folks on this board came up with a way to do it.
This was started in '08, and we all know what happened then, so let's keep it up!
The rules are simple: Red for a win; white for a loss. Don't take them off until the Wings get bounced or until the parade down Woodward (maintenance/cleaning allowed).
Beyond that, it's up to you. Most of us use embroidery thread, but anything will do. Some people spice it up with jewels, charms, or other characters. Others braid the strands or do other fun things.
Personally, I add beads with the initials of each player who scores during that game.