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#2146487 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 11 April 2011 - 03:09 PM

All righty! Put me down for:

- $10 for a series win
- $2 for every shutout (I mean if we shut them out, of course, heh)
- $1 for every multi-goal game Zetterberg has (I'm with Vladifan - he's gonna be back and on fiya!)

#2144698 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 10 April 2011 - 12:49 AM

Oooo. Kayyy. PLEASE let's win; I am so frigging frustrated by the arrogance and dipsh*ttery of the Hawks' announcers that I just want a win to shove in their faces. Hey, maybe that's a strategy Babs could use - make the Wings listen to the Chicago feed of last night's game. Please, Wings, end their season, make their announcers eat a big slice of humble pie, send all the fans home crying - JUST WIN!!

#2143526 4/8 GDT: Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 08 April 2011 - 01:14 AM

I'm just going to come out and say that I think they're going to lose because the Hawks will be fighting hard to keep their playoffs spot, but I am hoping like heck that we embarrass the crap out of them and give them an extended spring break. If we don't win these two, I'm not going to stress as long as they show more focus in the playoffs, so it's not a big deal at all in the long run, but I do enjoy the smell of burning bird on a Friday evening, nonetheless.

#2141508 If there was one F/D/G you could add to the team, who would it be?

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 03 April 2011 - 06:55 PM

Forward - Nash would be my first choice. My other thought that's been floating around my head for a while is Dustin Brown. Now, I know some Kings fans aren't enthralled with him because he hasn't turned out to be a 40 goal scorer or the biggest star on the team, but I like how hard he plays. I think we could use that kind of guts and physicality on the team. I wouldn't take him over Nash, of course, but I've been thinking about it for a while and wanted to get it out of my system. Whaddya think - am I nuts?

Defense - Webaaaarrrrrrrr!!!

Goalie - Lundqvist. Sure wouldn't say no to Miller, though.

#2129558 3/12 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Blues 3

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 12 March 2011 - 03:18 PM


I also think that J Mac is getting the start tonight anyway. But we shall see.... :shock:

Howard in net tonight, apparently: http://www.mlive.com..._net_for_r.html

Eurgh, I don't know...back to back game against a team who knows how to beat us, especially when we're down? Not feeling great about this. Nevertheless, Gooooo Wings!!

#2129436 3/11 GDT: Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 12 March 2011 - 03:34 AM

So Howard does one better than last time and keeps it down to one goal against, and we're STILL complaining about him? Yeah, he really sucks, doesn't he? I can't believe he let in that one whole soft goal. I mean, there's no reason he couldn't have got us a shutout so that the rest of the team could've taken the night off...what a lazy bum. Trade him.

#2128674 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 11 March 2011 - 12:03 AM

Hi, I'm bored. What's your name?

Well, one week exactly before I hit the airport and head out you guys' way...so excited! I can't wait to see the original Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at the Henry Ford Museum, hee!

#2124287 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 01 March 2011 - 04:27 PM

If Datsyuk was captain, though, every time he did a post game interview, he should just say, "All I do is win," and walk out. Pretty much covers it, right?

#2123258 2/28 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Kings 4

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 28 February 2011 - 01:18 AM

I won't be going to this one - the "boo" reason is because I'm working until 8, but the "yay" reason is because I'm going to be seeing them play the Pens at the one and only Joe in 3 weeks!! I agree, it's payback time for December! I like the Kings, as far as other hockey teams go, but not when they beat my Wings, so let's kick some black and purple butt and make them just a little more black and purple!

#2121940 Ericsson vs Ott

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 25 February 2011 - 03:26 AM

What surprised me about the fight was how many swings Ericcson got in (whether they were solid hits or not) before Ott tried to do anything to defend himself. I always thought for the amount of crap he gave out, he must know how to defend himself against getting some back, but jeez, the guy's just as bad as Perry! Still, props to Ericsson, even if Ott isn't all he's cracked up to be...I'm sick of that guy's BS, and E did something about it and made him embarrass the heck out of himself in the process.

#2119644 Bettman threatens Edmonton.

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 20 February 2011 - 04:38 PM

He doesn't sound threatening to me. Maybe I'm not reading between the lines enough, but it sounds to me like somebody asked him what he thought of the situation, so he gave them an honest answer, which is that he agrees Edmonton needs a new arena. I agree that it's none of his business what the taxpayers and government of Edmonton decide to do with their money, and the fact that he IS putting his nose in Quebec City's business bugs me, but it doesn't sound like it's gotten to that point yet here. It sounds like it's the Oilers who are forcing the city to do something by saying they won't play at Rexall Place after the lease is up in 2014.

Somehow I really doubt the Oilers would leave Edmonton. Don't they have some of the best attendance numbers in the league, percentage-wise? I mean, I would imagine that's why Bettman wants them to build a new stadium, right? If the Oilers can suck that bad and still fill 17,000 seats, those are some enthusiastic people you've got there, so why not see what you can do with 20,000 seats? I mean, I know QC has some enthusiastic fans, too, but hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. It makes a lot more sense to me (at least in my pea brain) to take a team like Phoenix, who has awful attendance, and relocate it, rather than doing the Canadian Team Shuffle.

#2114428 Visit to Hockeytown

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 10 February 2011 - 08:15 PM

If you want to park right by the Joe, I would recommend parking on Cobo Roof. It is cheaper ($10 instead of $15), and less of a pain to get out of than the arena garage. You will still have a little bit of a wait, but not nearly as much as the garage (this has been my experience, at least).

If you want free parking.. you can park at the Hard Rock Cafe's garage, go into the restaurant, go to the gift shop and have your parking validated. They have a free shuttle going over to the Joe, and they serve free shots on the ride.

I loathe the people mover after games because there are a million people trying to get on and it takes forever. I usually park on Cobo Roof or Hard Rock.

There are some hotels in Troy, which is not too far from downtown, that are nice. Also, Hockeytown Authentics is in Troy, if you've never been there, it is a fun place to visit/shop.

Good to know - thanks! Cobo roof sounds like a good deal if I don't end up going to a casino first. I'm not a huge fan of crowds/waiting in line forever myself, but like Sergei said, I'll probably take a ton of pictures and wander around after the game, so I guess I'll just wait and see.

Yeah, I HAVE to go to Hockeytown Authentics for sure! I don't think I'll buy a jersey since apparently the numbers on the back are smaller, but I know I'll find something good. I'm so excited. Everybody thinks I'm nuts for going to Detroit in March, but I really couldn't care less - it'll be like Paris in the springtime to me!

#2114231 Russian player name transcriptions to change, will NHL follow?

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 10 February 2011 - 01:35 PM

Thats going to be real tough for the english speaking fans. I understand how they would want to have their names presented in the correct way, but when the vast majority of the teams income come from english speaking fans, we have to be able to read the names. It would take nothing short of learning the russian alphabet to figure out who these guys are if they were to change them. This would create a serious disconnect between players (especially new ones) and the fans. Just take a look at that Ovi pic...

English is legally the primary language in the US and Canada, lets keep it that way folks.

And yes I understand that nowadays its very possible that the majority speaks spanish. (I could be wrong on that)

Actually, I don't think this article is talking about putting Russian names in Russian letters; I think they're just talking about changing the Latin (English) spellings to better reflect the right pronunciation. For example, Fedorov would become Fyodorov, not Фёдоров. I think this is a good idea. The only thing that really sticks out to me as wrong are the pronunciation of three letters in particular:

e = "yeh," not "eh" (I'm talking about a short "e" sound, here, like in "pet," not Canadian "eh," just to be clear)
ё = "yo" (Looks pretty darn similar to an e, right, but makes a completely different sound. Hence, Fyodorov, not Fedorov)
o = "oh" (as in "poke") when it's in the stressed syllable, somewhere between "uh" and "ah" when it's not (Ovechkin = uh-VYETCH-kin)

I like the IIHF's transcription. It gets as close as possible without being totally confusing. For instance, the two letters that don't make any sound (although they do change the sound of the letter before them) are just left out completely, and I think that's a good move since they don't make that much difference in the word. It's close enough without making the announcers take Russian lessons.

Now, the other thing that this does not address is that they need to get the stress on the right syllable of the name (like var-LA-mov instead of VAR-la-mov). There are no rules about where the stress falls on words in Russian, so if you haven't grown up speaking it, it's hard to know where the accent is. In my textbooks, they put a mark over the syllable that gets the stress so we poor students can figure it out...maybe the NHL could do something similar, too (I mean on the announcers' guide sheets, not on the jerseys).



why not just call him dotsook, or the phonetic datsuk?

Actually, it's:


Basically, what you've got going on here is D-a-ts-yu-k.

ц - this letter makes a "ts" sound. I don't know why that sound needs its own letter when they have corresponding T and S letters too, but that's how it is.
ю - this letter makes a "yoo" sound. If you were to use the Russian letter "y," that would only make an "oo" sound.

Also, the accent is on the second syllable. Hence, the correct pronuncation should be dat-SYOOK, not DAT-sook.

#2110937 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 05 February 2011 - 09:45 PM

Let's at least get a fight in. If we're going to take a bunch of penalties anyway, might as well make 'em count! Abs vs. SOB, doooo it.

#2110917 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 05 February 2011 - 09:40 PM

Okay, okay, I take back what I said about Z-Bert-Mule being a good line. Can we do something else now?!?!

I loled when they booed McDonald...obviously they haven't been watching Howard lately.