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#2511391 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by Peadydog on 19 April 2014 - 08:29 AM

What a way to start!  One game, and I'm in for $16!!  Can't wait for Sunday!




#2510575 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by Peadydog on 18 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

Love doing this.

$1 for every point from the D

$1 for goals from Pavel, Mule, and Nyquist

$5 per win

$10 per shut out

$15 per series win




#2510238 'Twas The Night Before Playoffs

Posted by Peadydog on 17 April 2014 - 03:55 PM

‘Twas The Night Before Playoffs

 

 ‘Twas the night before Playoffs and all through the Joe

Not a player was skating, not fast and not slow.

The jerseys were hung from the rafters with care

Stevie, Sid, Gordie, Terry, Ted, Nick and Alex were there.

 

The fans in Detroit were all snug in their beds,

While Stanley Cup fever danced ‘round in their heads.

Our young guns Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist you see

Would star in their dreams of what would soon be.

 

Next day on the ice there would be such a clatter,

That, for true fans of hockey, nothing else would matter.

Away to the arena, we fly like a flash,

(Unless we can’t get tickets, ‘cause we don’t have the cash).

 

The laser light show on the freshly groomed ice

Would light up the way as we welcome our guys!

Then, what to our wondering eyes should appear?

But the best of the NHL, at least so far this year.

 

With Z as our Captain, and now Daniel Alfredsson

Or Swedish lineup is second to none.

More rapid than eagles, the players they came,

And we whistled and shouted, and called them by name.

 

“Now Kindl! Now Kronwall!  Now, go, Kyle Quincey!

On Datsyuk! On DeKeyser! And, now, Luke Glendening!

Into the Playoffs!  With the best of the League!

There’s no turning back!  There will be no fatigue!”

 

“There’s Toman Jurco, Ryan Sproul, and Todd Bertuzzi

David Legwand!  Riley Sheahan!  It makes us all woozy!

Thanks to Petr Mrazek and Brendan Smith!

We got to this point, this team knows no quit!”

 

No rest for the weary, surely we’ll whelm!

Here’s Franzen! And Ericsson! And now Darren Helm!!

There’s Tootoo! and Andersson! and Jimmy in net.

Drew Miller, Landon Ferraro, the best fourth line yet!

 

They say we’re getting old, we know that’s not true

We simply reload and reload, that’s what we do!

With Lashoff and Abby and don’t forget Cory

Our young guys can bring it, there’ll be no worry!

 

As the Bruins and the Lightning and Penguins all cry,

When they meet with the Wings, and their Stanley dreams die.

As the Blackhawks do crumble and the Sharks meet with fate,

The Blues and the Wild will just have to wait.

 

Then, dressed up so nicely, in the best they could find,

The coaches line up, with the trainers behind.

There’s Renny, and Bill Peters, and head coach Mike Babcock

And, on the bench, The Monster, our faithful back-up!

 

We moved to the East

We all had some fears

Would we keep the streak alive?

Yes!  Now it’s 23 years!!

 

Our eyes, how they twinkle!  Our hearts are so merry!

With Redmond to comment, or maybe Don Cherry.

 

With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Mike soon had assured us we had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word; these guys know how to win

To the Finals we go, we can do this again.

 

They spring to the ice, as the referees whistle,

In pursuit of the Cup they will fly like a missile.

And the fans will exclaim, whether they lose or they win,

“Go, Red Wings!  We Love You!  What a great year it’s been!”

 

GO WINGS!!!

 




#2430975 I couldn't help but notice... (rant)

Posted by Peadydog on 20 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

The reason this is embarrassing is that it states "Guarantee your chance to see these marquee Original Six matchups"  Any other descriptor rather than Original Six would be OK.  Maybe even Original Six + Cindy.




#2417551 Money on the Board - playoff style!

Posted by Peadydog on 04 June 2013 - 09:01 AM

It's not necessary in the least, but I was wondering if you guys had any interest in doing an honor or memorial gift:

 

HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

A gift to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is an ideal way to honor a friend, family member, community leader, organization or just someone who deserves special attention. It can also be used to celebrate special events—birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, bar/bat mitzvahs, or family reunions.

The possibilities are endless - Mike Ilitch, many players past and present for one reason or another, a thanks to our announcers, a thanks to Matt, etc. etc. and so on.  What say you all?

I think to honor Mike Illitch would be great.  I'm guessing I'm older than most of you, but I remember the days before Mr. Illitch bought the Wings.  Yes, I started being a fan in the late 60's.  I lived through Bruce Norris and The Darkness with Harkness.  My dad was a season ticket holder in the 40's, and he taught me well.  The whole reason the Wings are such a great organization starts at the top.  I remember watching games on tv when Mr. Illitch first bought the club, and during intermission seeing the Little Caesar player of the game.  He was such a promoter of youth hockey in Detroit.  I think he has earned the honor!  Great idea!




#2416774 2013 Thank You Hockeytown - Player Message

Posted by Peadydog on 01 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

I especially liked the fact that this obviously wasn't scripted.  These guys spoke from their hearts, even though we all know their hearts were breaking just a bit.




#2410954 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by Peadydog on 24 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

How does this guy write for the Chicago Tribune?

Obviously, he writes very poorly.




#2401928 Money on the Board - playoff style!

Posted by Peadydog on 10 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

Great game tonight!  Cost me $8.00!  Couldn't be happier!!  I'm hoping for a great Mother's Day gift on Sunday!




#2395386 Money on the Board - playoff style!

Posted by Peadydog on 03 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

Not trying to sound skeptical here, but how do we know our money is going to charity? I know it's not a ton of money, but it would be nice to know that my money isn't going into the pocket of a mod on LGW (who curiously hasn't posted their own donation on this thread). I truly don't think there is a scam going on here. I'm just wondering if there is any way to prove or verify where this money is going, cause I'm sure that would entice a few more ppl into donating (myself included).

If I remember correctly, one of the years we all saw the thank-you letter from the charity that received our money.

This is for real, so go ahead AND PUT YOUR MONEY ON THE BOARD!!




 

 

 

 

I have the board administrator's verification, stated my pledge and gave you the option to make out a check to Children's Hospital.  I think I've covered everything. We're all waiting on your pledge now.  

 

 

To 55fan, troubadour and Peadydog, thanks so much for really going out of your way to help make this successful.  


 

To Vladdy16- Thanks so much for doing this!




#2395182 Money on the Board - playoff style!

Posted by Peadydog on 03 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

Well, last night's game was great, except for losing DeKeyser.  And I had him in for $5 for each point.  So I'll make like Babs, and adjust my lineup.

Instead of $5 for each DeKeyser point, I'll change it to $5 for each Abby point, and add $20 to my total for the 4 points Danny would have gotten.

GO WINGS!!!




#2391818 Money on the Board - playoff style!

Posted by Peadydog on 29 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Thanks for setting this up!  I hope it costs me a lot  :cheesy:

 

$20 for each series win

$10 for each shut out

$5 for each DeKeyser point

$1 for each Mule goal

$1 for each Pavel point

 

GO WINGS!!!!




#2391789 'Twas The Night Before Playoffs

Posted by Peadydog on 29 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

‘Twas The Night Before Playoffs

 

 ‘Twas the night before Playoffs and all through the Joe

Not a player was skating, not fast and not slow.

The jerseys were hung from the rafters with care

Stevie, Sid, Gordie, Terry, Ted, and Alex were there.

 

The fans in Detroit were all snug in their beds,

While Stanley Cup fever danced ‘round in their heads.

Val Filppula, Gustav Nyquist, Colaiacovo, you see

Would star in their dreams of what would soon be.

 

Next day on the ice there would be such a clatter,

That, for true fans of hockey, nothing else would matter.

Away to the arena, we fly like a flash,

(Unless we can’t get tickets, ‘cause we don’t have the cash).

 

The laser light show on the freshly groomed ice

Would light up the way as we welcome our guys!

Then, what to our wondering eyes should appear?

But the best of the NHL, at least so far this year.

 

Now Z is our Captain, a new forward named Brunner

It’s time to re-tool, it couldn’t have happened sooner.

More rapid than eagles, the players they came,

And we whistled and shouted, and called them by name.

 

“Now Kindl! Now Kronwall!  Now, go, Kyle Quincey!

On Datsyuk! On DeKeyser! And, now, Danny Cleary!

Into the Playoffs!  With the best of the League!

There’s no turning back!  There will be no fatigue!”

 

“There’s Bertuzzi!, Tomas Tatar, and Ian White!

Jan Mursak!  Riley Sheahan!  They’ll all show their might!

Thanks to Petr Mrazek and Brendan Smith!

We got to this point, this team knows no quit!”

 

No rest for the worry, surely we’ll whelm!

Here’s Franzen! And Ericsson! And now Darren Helm!!

There’s Tootoo! and Andersson! and Jimmy in net.

Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves, the best fourth line yet!

 

They say we’re getting old, we know that’s not true

We simply reload and reload, that’s what we do!

With Lashoff and Abby and don’t forget Cory

Our young guys can bring it, there’ll be no worry!

 

As the Blackhawks and the Ducks and Canucks all cry,

When they meet with the Wings, and their Stanley dreams die.

As the Penguins do crumble and Montreal meets with fate,

The Bruins and Capitals will just have to wait.

 

Then, dressed up so nicely, in the best they could find,

The coaches line up, with the trainers behind.

There’s Renny, and Bill Peters, and head coach Mike Babcock

And, on the bench, The Monster, our faithful back-up!

 

A lock-out shortened season

Caused some frustration and tears.

Would we keep the streak alive?

Yes!  Now it’s 22 years!!

 

Ken Daniels makes the calls, he’s in no hurry

And on a sad note, oh how we miss Larry Murphy!

Our eyes, how they twinkle!  Our hearts are so merry!

With Redmond to comment, or maybe Don Cherry.

 

With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Mike soon had assured us we had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word; these guys know how to win

To the Finals we go, we can do this again.

 

They spring to the ice, as the referees whistle,

In pursuit of the Cup they will fly like a missile.

And the fans will exclaim, whether they lose or they win,

“Go, Red Wings!  We Love You!  What a great year it’s been!”

 

GO WINGS!!!




#2380680 Dan Dekeyser Watch

Posted by Peadydog on 05 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

I'll be at the game, here's hoping the team shows up.  It will be great to see DeKeyser in his first NHL game!




#2307633 When a Team Relocates, Does it Start a New Franchise?

Posted by Peadydog on 16 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

For example, if Winnipeg had won the cup this year, it would not be fair to say that the franchise won the cup in it's first year of inception. Several people in that franchise worked hard to develop the roster and get the right coaches in place for years before the move. Winning the cup in your actual first year of inception is a much much harder feat. That would be unheard of for an expansion team.


True. The Dives won the Cup in '96, their first year in Colorado. However, it was really the Quebec team that won. Colorado picks and chooses what it acknowledges and what it doesn't regarding it's years in Quebec. They will talk about "franchise" records, etc., but don't honor the jerseys that were retired in Quebec.
As a matter of fact, the reason the Dives have the big "A" on their jerseys it they wanted to honor their Canadian heritage, but no one told them it was spelled "eh", eh! :hehe:


#2296368 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by Peadydog on 23 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

Just sent you $25, even though I was only in for $11. Thanks for organizing - next year will be better!