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Member Since 02 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2015 07:47 AM

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In Topic: Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

03 July 2015 - 06:52 AM

I appreciate Fedorov, but he's just not retirement material.  Retiring a number is for those that are very special to the organization.  Even Datsyuk and Zetterberg should probably go unretired.

In Topic: Sean Avery - Transition Season

23 June 2015 - 06:21 AM

Before reading these articles, I kind of hated the guy.  After reading two of Avery's articles, I kind of like him.  I can see a little bit of myself in him.  I would do whatever it takes to be useful to the team, and if that meant being an agitator, then I guess I'd be agitating.


It's funny to read a story about him flying coach to experience what non-rich people experience.


Life is all about happiness, and happiness is what you make it.  For me happiness is a house the size of Avery's closet, being faithful to my wife, and raising two kids.  I think I may be happier than many NHLers, and it costs me a very small fraction.  I don't have cable, I don't buy new cars (or lease), I buy clothes on sale and wear them until they're falling apart.


To Avery excitement is buying the new car, opening some bar, or some other expensive or time consuming thing.  To me excitement is a $200 kayak that's big enough to fit me and my 5 year old daughter.


Avery's article is an interesting perspective on wealth and professional athletes.  I hope he finds the happiness he desires.

In Topic: Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

19 June 2015 - 08:45 PM



I love and respect Ozzie.

I respect Fedorov.


Neither quite fits the mold to have their number hang.

In Topic: Granato possibly renegotiating contract with Wings

09 June 2015 - 02:05 PM

Not everyone... Cleary is staying.


Maybe Commodore will come back?

In Topic: The return of The Mule?

03 June 2015 - 11:21 AM

Well you weren't the one regularly insinuating that Franzen was a homosexual malingerer either.  But that didn't stop plenty of people from doing so. 


I never saw any of that on the board, but I'm not as involved as others.  I agree that it's completely irrelevant to discuss what his sexual orientation may or may not be.