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#2568558 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheXym on 05 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

Very true, you almost need to lose in the playoffs to learn how to win. Think back to how the Devils crushed the Wings in 1995 (I had tix for game 5 if it had happened), but that set the table in some ways for the 97 and 98 wins. I remember the victory lap with the Campbell trophy for winning the conference because it had been such a long drought. Even though on paper, the Wings should have won the Finals, that belied that mentally they weren't quite there yet, and the Scott Stevens destroying of Kozlov became a metaphor for the series.

The adding of Shanahan and the experience from '95 were key to the subsequent success. 2002 was a cup that should have been a no brainier, but if not for Lidstrom's long range score on Cloutier, they could have been gone in the first. So many things have to go right in a playoff run to get the cup. Cujo played great in goal for the Wings when he was here, but the boys gave him no run support, and Cujo was unfairly blamed for early exits by many.

Last year's stretch run to the playoffs was a step for the younger players, but they didn't know how to get it done in the post season, and Boston was a good team. That experience paid off this year - Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan are all playing at the high end of expectations for them, if not exceeding them. If our boys stay healthy, they have a chance in a seven game series against any team in the league his year. They may not be favorites, but I don't think they will get blown out by anyone if they are healthy.


#2568533 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by TheXym on 05 February 2015 - 03:29 PM

TheXym, I'm not sure if you're serious or if it was a joke or what but... I'm pretty sure it's "light 'em up"... not "light a mup"... :lol: If it was an inside joke, my apologies...


It was completely a joke, brother. The Fail Out Boy was the hint. ;). I'm sick of the song from NHL15 and a coworker singing it incessantly over the summer while I was helping him build a solar pavilion. One night my wife and I were out and had a couple adult beverages and the song came on, and she asked me "What the f*** is a mup, and why would you light it?" I thought it was funny, anyway.


#2568442 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by TheXym on 05 February 2015 - 08:15 AM

Looking forward to this, it's been too long. I will likely miss the first part of the game due to a rehearsal, so any and all detailed recap of the play will be appreciated.

Hopefully they can light a mup (no idea what that means, or why Fail Out Boy sings about it, but I think it involves the Wings scoring several goals more than their opponents).

Sweet GDT graphic, BTW!


#2568353 Great Brandon Prust Article

Posted by TheXym on 04 February 2015 - 06:15 PM


Great article. Thanks for sharing the link. I'd be perfectly fine if Prust wore the Winged Wheel.


#2568315 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheXym on 04 February 2015 - 03:07 PM

Too much metaphysical postulating and not enough getting the wheels on the tank, :)


#2568168 Cast a Hockey Player for a Movie

Posted by TheXym on 04 February 2015 - 01:37 AM

I'd have put Semin in a musical due to his mad bongo skills. ;)



Bully in an 80's teen angst movie - Dion Phaneuf. He just has that face that screams "I'm a ******" even without the dirty Sanchez-like mustache.


#2568047 This or That

Posted by TheXym on 03 February 2015 - 05:04 PM

Depends on my mood. There is a great Mexican place near me, and some decent Italian places. My wife cooks both well.


Add my welcome to the new Scotch fan. Diehard Macallan fan here.


Dunkin' Donuts, Tim Horton's, or Krispy Kreme?


#2567965 This or That

Posted by TheXym on 03 February 2015 - 08:28 AM

Red. When I was a freshman in high school our class had a jello wrestling fundraiser with green jello in the ring. (Yes, I wrestled, no, there is no video, it was 1987). The next day the camera served green jello. Since then I've had an aversion to eating green jello.

French toast or pancakes?


#2567962 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheXym on 03 February 2015 - 06:55 AM

Great analysis of the post cup years, kliq!


#2567725 Ovechkin joins elite company

Posted by TheXym on 01 February 2015 - 06:38 PM

Ovie is a heck of an offensive talent. If he can maintain production while refining a defensive game under Trotz, that would be like Yzerman part deux, and a testament to Trotz's ability behind the bench.


#2567571 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 04:38 PM

Great win, too bad I forgot the DVR. Thanks for the info. I missed the last two goals going on a donut run for the parents, but we got a lot done today.

The Wheelz are back on da bus. (For some reason I'm picturing a short bus with monster truck tires, spinners, and a spoiler painted up in Wings colors. If anybody wants to photoshop it's feel free).

Very civilized. Almost as civilized as the bottle of Macallan I was gifted for helping them move. Too bad I have a two hour drive home.

Wings can't beat any good Eastern teams.
 
Mrazek is the worst.


I thought he was lazy and he sucked. ;)

No kidding eh?
 
This game should keep the s***-trolls away for awhile. Where’s SimonSin?


Get the Wheelz on da bandwagon. ;)


#2567463 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 03:58 PM

LOL, Islanders broadcasters complaining about subtle interference!


Cue the Suttal Intahferuns Beavis and Butthead pic. They must have been taking lessons from Edzo over the all star break.
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#2567454 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 03:54 PM


Hope they blow this open in the 4rd.


#2567451 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 03:54 PM

Your welcome. If you want to know more about erections just give me a call. Trust me, I'm an expert.


Glad to see you have a firm grasp of the subject material. :)


#2567449 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 03:50 PM

What happens if Ericsson gets a PP goal given the current metaphor?