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#2534520 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by puckloo39 on 18 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

My 75 yr old Mom.

 

Your mother is beautiful and wonderful and I want to "like" her courage (and yours) about a bajillion times. 




#2534515 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 18 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

At first, I thought it was filmed in front of his summer cottage.

The better news, from CBC:

 

 

It began as a competitive pursuit among professional golfers to draw awareness to ALS. Now the "Ice Bucket Challenge" has swept North American social media and is translating into millions of dollars in new donations to battle the disease.

The ALS Association said Monday it has received $15.6 million in donations since July 29, an eight-fold spike over the $1.8 million donated during the same period last year. 

The association said this summer's donations have come from existing donors as well as more than 300,000 new donors.

...

 




#2534460 Lines Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

With Alfredsson...

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson

Nyquist - Franzen - Tatar

Helm - Weiss - Sheahan

Miller - Glendening - Abdelkader

Cleary - Callahan

 

That top line may be up there in age, but when healthy (and I expect a much healthier year out of all three) they would be extremely effective.

 

I actually love Franzen playing center, that along with playing with two balls of energy is exactly what could get this old mule going. (Two Kids and a Mule Line?...)

 

I realize having Weiss on the third line isn't exactly ideal, however, I do think this could possibly be one of the best third lines in the league...

 

I really want Callahan to get action on the forth line, but who comes out? Glendening? And slot Abby in at center? Or move one of the three centers on the third line (Sheahan) down and move Abby up?...

 

Without Alfredsson...

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Franzen

Nyquist - Weiss - Tatar

Helm - Sheahan - Abdelkader

Miller - Glendening - Cleary

Callahan - Andersson

 

I don't like these lines nearly as much as the ones with Alfie on the team, but still not terrible. I still think it is very likely that Alfredsson comes back for one more season.

 

Before anyone says it, no Jurco, Mantha, or Pulkkinen are not on my opening night roster. They are down where they should be, in the minors, getting huge minutes, playing in all situations, gaining experience and confidence before they make the Wings full time. Whether that's in November or to start the 2015-16 season depends on injuries and how well they do down in Grand Rapids...

 

On Defense...

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Quincey - Kindl

Lashoff

 

I still really like Kronwall and Ericsson paired together. I think they complement each other quite well. Same goes for DeKeyser and Smith.

 

There are so many people swapping those pairs to have Kronwall - Smith and DeKeyser and Ericsson and I just don't get that. Why pair your two best offensive defensemen and your two best defensive defensemen? Why not balance them out with one of each?...

 

If there is any way to trade Kindl away for a mid to late round draft pick, we do it and let one of the kids play on the third pairing.




#2534449 Lines Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 August 2014 - 10:55 PM

My preference:

Z - Pav - Jurco
Franzen - Weiss - Nyquist
Tatar - Sheahan - Alfie/Mantha
Miller - Helm - Abby

Kronwall - Smith
DeKeyser - E
KFQ - Marchenko/Ouellet


#2534299 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Bolgar on 14 August 2014 - 10:49 PM

http://detroitsports...cket-challenge/

Smith, DeKeyser, Glendening, Miller




#2534297 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 14 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

Just saw the Drew Miller video and calling out Abby and Cleary.




#2534289 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by 55fan on 14 August 2014 - 08:17 PM

Every once in a while for a fleeting moment, Bettman does something that makes me think he might not be the worst creature on earth.

 

Gotta give him props for doing that.




#2534311 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 August 2014 - 11:59 AM

I love these. It may seem silly, but it's raising awareness and leading to huge increases in donations!


#2534347 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 August 2014 - 08:05 PM


 
Dan Cleary accepted the challenge.  I like that he put up the info for donating online.  I haven't seen anyone do that yet.


UGH. I hate what this re-signing has done to people's (myself included) perception of Cleary. That video just made me want to hug him and beg him to retire.

Also, did anyone else notice he referred to himself as "Danny?" :lol:


#2534400 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 16 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

UGH. I hate what this re-signing has done to people's (myself included) perception of Cleary. That video just made me want to hug him and beg him to retire.

Also, did anyone else notice he referred to himself as "Danny?" :lol:

I HATE the signing, but after watching tons of Wings videos this summer, I must say if Cleary was as good a player as he is a person, he would win the Hart Trophy this season.  I truly hope he proves us all wrong and has a bounce back season. 

 

Bettman is still the Anti-Christ.  Nothing that man does at this point can undo the wrongs that happened under his rule.




#2534356 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by rrasco on 15 August 2014 - 09:33 PM

Dammit, why is he such an awkwardly goofy bastard?




#2534364 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 16 August 2014 - 12:13 AM

John BucciGRASS?

 

I like how he used the term "shout outs" as well :lol:




#2534285 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by FireCaptain on 14 August 2014 - 07:51 PM

It would have been better if he poked a lil' fun at himself and had people booing him while he was talking. ;)

 

http://video.nhl.com...00&cmpid=nhl-fb




#2534298 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Jedi on 14 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

Dammit Bettman. I can't keep telling people that you're a Muppet if you keep doing things like this, which make you look like an honorable and respectful human...

 

Glad to see how this whole challenge is raising awareness of ALS.




#2534308 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by 55fan on 15 August 2014 - 10:25 AM

So initially the idea was you either donated money to ALS research organizations, or you poured a bucket of water on your head. I love how this is catching like wild-fire, but I hope some of these people are sending a check in the mail, too.

 

 http://www.huffingto..._n_5668602.html

Yep.  It's doing some good!