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#2493116 Patrick Eaves First Game as a Predator

Posted by Kira on 08 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

I hope they know what a good penalty killer he is.  But more than that, I hope they know what a treasure of a person he is.  And they'll love Reuben too...he's such a cutie!


Patrick, I miss you already...my birthday buddy.

#2491594 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 06 March 2014 - 09:23 AM

Me too.  I look at that pic of Patrick and Reuben and my eyes fill with tears.  He and I had a cosmic connection.  Our birthdays were the same day...he's Patrick and I'm Pat, and his middle name (Campbell) is my maiden name.  I told him that the last time I saw him  (in GR) and he looked at me and said, "You're kidding."  I wasn't.  We laughed and he said,"That's weird."  But I loved him for it.


Bless you, my friend.  I shall miss your smiling face..and dear Reuben too.



:bye2: :crybaby:

#2482517 Kris Letang Suffers Stroke

Posted by Kira on 08 February 2014 - 10:21 AM

Sometimes it takes something like this to bring a problem to the surface.  My husband had a stroke at 33  Scared the absolute hell out of both of us.  But it showed something that we knew he had, but hadn't been properly diagnosed.  They did an EEG (electroencephalogram), and it showed that he has temporal lobe epilepsy.  We knew he had the problem but they told us that up until that time, they didn't really know how to read the EEGs to find it (this was the mid-80's, mind you).


Since then, we know that science has vastly improved.  By something like this happening now, it might just have saved his life.  Hopefully with time to heal, proper medication and care, he can have a long life.  May cut his career short, but in the long run that would probably be a small setback.  Good luck, Kris - I hate your team with a purple passion, but I wish you well.

#2478882 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 30 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

And you'll let him take your trash out any time he wants to, right?  ;)

#2477297 Sammy Waived

Posted by Kira on 26 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner but with all the injuries I shouldn't be surprised.  I guess that means I'll see him on the 5th when I go to the Griffins game.

#2474276 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by Kira on 19 January 2014 - 12:23 AM

For a moment, I honestly thought I was watching a remake of "Slap Shot".

#2474207 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by Kira on 18 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

Yeah, well, like I said, it's nice to be the benefactor for a change.  We're long overdue for some breaks.

#2473684 Datsyuk - Team Russia captain for Sochi

Posted by Kira on 17 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

I think part of it is because he's captain for his home country.  He has a lot more ability to get the point across to his teammates if he can talk to them in their own language.  I think that makes a big difference.

#2473102 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 15 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

Oh captain, my captain!  Pasha was named captain for Team Russia.  I'm so proud of him.  How many other NHL teams can boast having TWO Olympic captains?


Congrats, honey, I know you will do your country proud!  :wub:

#2472715 Certain NHL attendance metrics are better than NBA

Posted by Kira on 13 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

Maybe people are wising up and seeing through the BS that is pro basketball.  It's egos and paychecks fighting to see which one can get bigger first.  It's hype and silliness.  It's arrogant little bastards who forget who is paying their paychecks.  I want to say something else here, but it will get me in trouble, so I won't.  Give me hockey any day.

#2468317 New guy, needing help

Posted by Kira on 29 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

First of all, let me also extend a welcome handshake (or hug, if you prefer).  Welcome to Red Wing Nation!


As far as history, like someone said, it depends on how far you want to go back.  Me, I go back a long way, but that's because I'm a lot older than most of the people on this board.


There are some great DVD sets out there, including one that has three documentaries about the '97, '98 and '02 Cup runs, and 5 of the best games ever - May 16, 1996, which ends with a Steve Yzerman blast in double overtime; March 26,1997 - a date that lives in Red Wings legend; June 2, 1997, the last game against Philadelphia for the Cup; May 31, 2002 (I remember that game and laughed my ass off); and June 3, 2002, triple overtime in game 3 of the Finals (I remember it went on til 1AM).


There is also a book called "What It Means to be a Red Wing".  It's a very nice book with short essays written by players from the 50's until now, including Ted Lindsay, Red Kelly (and the more you dig, the more you'll find about those guys), and Ken Holland.  The 90's section is quite good; Nick Lidstrom, Kris Draper, Chris Osgood, Tomas Holmstrom, Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios.  It also has current players with Pavel and Henrik.  It's a beautiful book.  I remember the first time I saw it, I sat in the middle of the bookstore reading Pasha's essay.  And he has autographed my copy.


I hope I didn't scare you off with all this, but happy hunting!

#2467687 Merry Christmas, LGW

Posted by Kira on 25 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

Happy Christmas to all of you.  Thanks for keeping my sanity intact at times when I've doubted I have any.

#2466491 12/19 GDT: Flames 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Kira on 20 December 2013 - 11:34 AM

I was at the game last night, and if I could have come down lower I might have considered it.  But I was at the top of the lower bowl behind our goal.  The one problem I have with that place is their handicapped/wheelchair seating.  It stinks.  There isn't enough room for a wheelchair to negotiate easily.  Of course a lot of people don't help much.  They push, they don't look where they are going, they run into my hubby's chair (and him), and they just don't care.  I hope this new arena (proposed) does better with handicapped/wheelchair accessibility.


As far as the game, though, I thought Pasha was great on that 5-on-3 situation.  They were crap calls (especially the one on Brendan Smith), but we made as much good out of it as was possible, I suppose.

#2464774 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Kira on 15 December 2013 - 11:22 AM

I figured you all would enjoy this


That is a treasure...


To those of you who thought it was boring...if you want drama queens, go back to Pittsburgh and film there.  They have a plethora of divas there.  We're just wanting to get work done and win some games.

#2464717 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Kira on 15 December 2013 - 01:08 AM

Bert drinking the Corona...I can't stand the stuff, but whatever...


I liked the picture of Pasha sound asleep on the plane...I wonder what he was listening to that put him out?  Maybe I need to get a hold of it to be able to sleep at night.  It's been so long since I've had a good night's sleep I wouldn't know what one was if it came up and kicked me.