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Miss Wing Queen

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#2231140 11/30 GDT : Lightning 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 30 November 2011 - 03:03 PM

Will be there tonight in 118 by the glass. Give me a lot of reasons to stand up and cheer, Wings! Go Wings!!


#2225423 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 14 November 2011 - 11:26 PM

Hi, ladies! I'm sorry I've been absent lately . . . I've been busy going to too many Wings games (like that's possible)! Anyway, I have some goodies to share with all of you.

First, I have to share my silly experience from last week. I went to Toast of Hockeytown on Wednesday night and had a special present with me that I was going to deliver to the proud new papa, but he was not out meeting with fans. I talked with different attendants that night to see how I could get my gift to Jimmy (and Rachel, and of course, Jimmy Jr.) and ended up calling the main office on Friday to see if there was a way to deliver it to him in person on Saturday. Unfortunately, outside of ToH, it wasn't possible. However, they arranged for someone to come to my seat during Saturday's game to get the gift and hand deliver it to Jimmy. Someone did come and pick it up, so I hope he and Rachel got a kick out of this little gift that I made for them. Here is a little outfit I made:

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Second, a friend of mine shared this video from training camp, and you'll see a few "local" celebrities in the video at 9:16, 11:59, 12:48, and 13:21. Warning: It is sad at the beginning, but overall a great way to get a taste of camp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWXOp5RaWpA&feature=youtu.be

Third, I uploaded all of my Toast pictures to photobucket. You can view them here using the password "lgwwomen". I didn't have a chance to crop them so they were just the boys, so please excuse me in all the pictures! :rolleyes:

Fourth, I have some pictures from the warm ups for the Nov. 3rd game. In the one with Ty in goal, I think you might see a familiar face hidden behind a camera!

Enjoy!!

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#2222003 11/3 GDT: Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 03 November 2011 - 03:45 PM

Well (knock on wood), I have a perfect record so far this season of wins when I go to the games, so here's to me being added to the pile of lucky charms. Play the game, play simple, and the goals will come. Don't overthink things, don't try too hard or try to be "cute."

Go Wings!


#2218841 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 26 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

Okay, on the Awww-O-Meter:

Awwww x 100 (Oh, Pat, to have been you in that picture!)
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Awwww x 1000
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Awwww x Infinity
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#2215834 Eaves needs to be in every game

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 16 October 2011 - 09:14 PM

I agree. I think Eaves needs to dress every night. I don't think that Homer should be in the rotation for who's a healthy scratch UNLESS Babcock insists on keeping him on the fourth line. If he plays with Pavel and/or Zetterberg and he is regularly used on the PP, then he needs to play every night. But he has no chemistry on the fourth line, and in that case, switch him out for someone else that might click better.


#2213379 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 08 October 2011 - 10:53 AM

I don't know much about Amway or it's ethical nature. However, I agree with those that said this is more so about the business end of things. First and foremost, this team is a business, and just like every other business there is a budget to be balanced between income and expenses. Do you think the tough economy does not hit a business like Ilitch Holdings in some way? Part of it is the nature of sports in this era and it being infiltrated with overwhelming sponsorship, the other part is that they have to meet their bottom line or expenses will have to be cut.

I, for one, would rather suffer through excessive advertisement (as much as I don't like it and think it is distasteful for such a tradition-steeped sports team/franchise) than have to worry about cuts that could affect more important things in relation to my team: keeping/hiring quality players, providing them with the best equipment/athletic training, team transportation and safety, etc. The deal so far is for three years. It may just be a bridge until economic issues improve and the need for extra sponsorship income is not needed as extensively. But keep in mind, Amway (while being the most obviously advertised) is not the only sponsor this year. You have to include DTE, Quicken Loans, VolunteerEnergy, and previous ones like Belle Tire, AT&T, Kroger, Meijer, Better Made, Tim Horton's, State Farm, Miller Lite, and the DMC.

It can be an eyesore to our arena, but in grand scheme of things, I'm just happy to be able to watch my team compete night in and night out. All that other stuff just fades into the background when players like Lidstrom, Datsyuk, and Zetterberg step onto the ice.


#2208737 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 21 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

Ladies, I'm crying in my beer . . . if I was drinking one. I'm at home now, and way too sad that camp is over and it's back to reality tomorrow. But I had so much fun this weekend. Pat and Michelle, it was great seeing you both this weekend. Michelle, I so glad you got to meet Ozzie (although it took awhile).

So to add to the good stories, in addition to giving Joey MacDonald a kiss on the cheek on Sunday night, I have a few more highlights. First, and I'm sorry for those who will be jealous, but I melted into a puddle of goo on Tuesday after the Red & White game, when one of my other favs ventured out in a sexy white polo sans glasses (due to recent lasik surgery). Yes, Mr. Kronwall came out, and after I got him to sign my mini helmet and take a picture with me, I asked him (while only slightly shaking) if I could also give him a hug. He said yes, and I gave/got one the best hugs ever. :wub: I was also asking him about his Scotland trip and if he loved the country, which I've also been to, and whether he had played certain courses. I told him we would miss his cute glasses but would get to see his nice eyes more now. And second, during the Red & White game intermission, a man came up to me with a video camera strapped to his shoulder and asked if he could interview me, saying, "I singled you out of everyone because of your earrings." I have Red Wings earrings, but other people do too, so I think it was partly because I was on the end and maybe he was flirting. So he asked me my name, where I was from, what I liked about camp, etc. I then asked him what this was for, and he said he worked for channel 7/4 (NBC) up there and it would be on the 5pm news. I was shocked in a good way, and after he walked away, the people in the bleachers around me said, "I think we should ask for your autograph now." The reporter said he could send me a copy. I watched the 11pm news and there I was (a small snippet) sandwiched between video of the game. I'll post it when I get it.

Yesterday afternoon, Ken Holland came out at the very tail end of the day to sign a handful of autographs and this afternoon, Hank, Franzen, Fil, and White came out. I asked Franzen how his baby was and if he was growing like a weed, which he said yes to. And Loo, you will be glad to hear some of the security guys were wearing name tags with Brad and Rusty's names and numbers on them as a remembrance.

I was sad to see Traverse City in my rear view mirror, but the silver lining is that the regular season is right around the corner. Yeah!


#2207643 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 14 September 2011 - 05:22 PM

I called Centre Ice today because I wondered if it was possible to have three big posters for fans to write their condolences on at training camp for the families of Brad McCrimmon, Ruslan Salei, and Stephan Liv. I was going to make them with a nice message and pictures of all three men. I then thought somehow that the team could pass them on to the families. It was just an idea, and I wasn't sure how to implement it completely. However, the man I spoke to didn't feel it was feasible between having them out for people to sign and finding a way to deliver them to the families. One thing he implied, which upset me, was that if my idea could happen, we wouldn't need to do posters for Ruslan and Stephan because "they were no longer with the organization" and that Brad was a special case. It goes without saying, but once you've been a Wing, you always have some ties still to the Red Wings family. The team lost all three of these men, and they are no less deserving of being remembered.

Ah, well. At least I tried. I will be bringing a card for sure.


#2206785 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 07 September 2011 - 08:00 PM

My heart is just breaking today. I heard at lunch from my work Wings buddy, who asked if I'd heard about the crash, then said that Brad and Ruslan were on the plane, and that there were only two survivors. My screensaver at work is pictures from training camp and Toast of Hockeytown, and it was a very somber moment when my picture with Ruslan Salei came up.

I just can't imagine what their families are going through, especially Bethann Salei with her six month baby. I cried even more when I read the story on the Red Wing's site and saw their daughter's full name is Ava Ruslanova Salei. I think it hits me even more because of the sad parallels to the children of 9/11 who lost their parent(s) as infants. God grant them the strength to get through this devastating time as well as for the rest of the Wings, having lost former teammates and friends.


#2160195 Have you got your RED on?

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 28 April 2011 - 07:56 PM

To finish up Round 1 before Round 2, here are pics after

Game 3:
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Love seeing all that red! Keep it going, boys, against the Sharks!


#2151269 WCQF Game 2 GDT: Coyotes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 16 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

The game was so great today. I've been to a few playoff games before, but I have never heard the crowd (myself included :rolleyes: ) so into it. I got such a big kick out of the "Todd Ber-Tuz-Zi" chants and loved that Franzen got his share of chants, especially after he returned to the ice.

Today was just a weird game, though. I was surprised how passive everything seemed, especially at the start of the 1st period, almost like it was a regular season game. After all the talk, I expected Phoenix to come out with a bang, and instead, they looked like they were skating through mud or more so, like it was the last minute of a game and they were down by 10 and were giving up. Unfortunately, with no noticeable resistance, Detroit pared back their energy too somewhat. They really could have laid into Phoenix even more than they did if they had played with a little more energy and hustle themselves. They did a really good job for most of the game, but when Phoenix started scoring on the PPs and starting getting some life back into them, Detroit was kind of caught off guard. Thankfully, Phoenix was still not really bringing it, otherwise, the game could have gone to OT.

As far as the penalties go, I say it was a mix of some good calls, some blatantly bad miscalls (Franzen), and the refs just interfering too much (as Mickey would say, just let them play). I'm beginning to believe that just as refs think Holmstrom=goalie interference/goals waived off, the same is true of the refs thinking DRW=call anything and everything even if it's not there. We've become the Tomas Holmstrom of the NHL. They see the winged wheel, and the whistle blows before it barely touches the refs' lips, especially in the playoffs.

Three pluses to the game: (1) Got to meet Kirk Maltby after the game as he was coming out of the press box and got his signature (thank God I put that sharpie in my purse before the game), (2) got to meet and chat with T. Campbell (the DJ at the Joe) who gave me a CD of the music he plays and told me the name of a song that was driving me crazy, and (3) rode back to Hockeytown cafe on a shuttle bus that turned into a party bus as all of us fans (some pretty well wasted) chanted (to the delight of fans we passed who were walking by), booed and bitched out Doan, and heckled Phoenix fans out the window.

A great time overall! Keep it going, Wings! On to Phoenix to keep the momentum going!


#2150177 WCQF Game 2 GDT: Coyotes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 16 April 2011 - 10:40 AM

I'm heading down to the game now. Go Wings!! Here's to a great game and a spectacular Jimmy performance!


#2145525 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 10 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

That's because Chicago played a clean game.


WTF!?! As clean as the blood that was trickling down Franzen's face.


#2142225 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 05 April 2011 - 06:35 PM

Girls, stop! You're going to make me faint from **having** to look at all these gorgeous men! :wub: :wub: :wub:

Sabrina, Kristi, and Loo, I'm so glad you all had such a good time and got to see a great game.

All the boys looked so good. Darren is really looking fine with the facial hair. And Sabrina, I envy your spot in that one picture next to #55.

Toast of Hockeytown is great for meeting the guys and seeing them all fancied up. Those that can make it this coming year should get together and have a winefest while oodling our boys. Patty cracked me up this year by strategically placing himself by the shrimp! Here's a taste for you girls (just don't mind me in the picture)!


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#2132839 Question about disallowed goals this year

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 20 March 2011 - 02:45 PM

I'm fine with most of how the rule is written, except the part about not being able to review the play. I think that is the biggest mistake about this rule because many times, the refs can't see exactly what goes on, as Ken said, because the pace is so fast. And when refs obviously can't see a player cross-checking/punching another player three times in the back of the head when he's standing right next to where this is happening but can see that somehow a player made infinitesimal contact with a goalie when he's clear on the other side of the rink it becomes blatantly apparent that something needs to be tweaked to make the play fair for all teams across the board.