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#2537680 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by TheXym on 29 September 2014 - 07:54 PM

Where's BoS? They got a PP goal for her bunghole!

#2537202 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by TheXym on 24 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

Maybe somebody should make Scuderi pay for the hit. He knew damn well where the glass was.

#2536899 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by TheXym on 22 September 2014 - 08:10 PM

Mrazek looking pretty good so far in the third.

#2536896 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by TheXym on 22 September 2014 - 08:06 PM

dude helms face is all fudged up!

He's ready to be Frankenhelm for Halloween.

#2536888 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by TheXym on 22 September 2014 - 07:54 PM

Game on. Nice stick by Ericsson to foil a rush on the pp

#2536882 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by TheXym on 22 September 2014 - 07:44 PM

Just got the stream from reddit going before the second.

Not surprised to hear the comments about Pitt announcers. They have sucked hard since Mike Lange was replaced.

Thanks for the updates.

#2536238 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by TheXym on 15 September 2014 - 05:02 PM

Awesome! That's the line I wanted to see formed from the beginning. I hope Athanasiou and Mantha can gain enough chemistry to warrant keeping them together in Grand Rapids as well.
Bertuzzi - Athanasiou - Mantha
Tvrdon - Nosek - Frk
invitee - Turgeon - Nastasiuk
invitee - invitee - Campbell

That second line could be a formidable Czeching line if I'm not mistaken. ;)

#2535346 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by TheXym on 01 September 2014 - 09:17 PM

Star Wars is just a rip off of Dune anyway
Cue angry Star Wars fan boys...

The "spicy" comment seems to have been missed by most. Baron Harkkonen is displeased. ;)

I'm a sci-fi geek in general, not a fanboy of one particular franchise. (Though I did consider writing a musical combining the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry that has cropped up in my area with Battlestar Galactica for "Frack! The Musical")

#2534946 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by TheXym on 26 August 2014 - 02:42 PM

Our faculty just did it, I'm the one towards the end of the line with the Dream Theater shirt. Over $350 so far, staff can donate until Friday. Not as good as the administration with the front bucket loader but still for a good cause. The video (and the administration's) is on the school web page, www.masd.info

#2534927 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by TheXym on 25 August 2014 - 09:44 PM

Great post, krsmith!

You've hit a lot of the salient points that beeded hitting. I actually think this streak is more impressive than the Bruins' streak because they never had to contend with the salary cap the Wings do. Maintaining their level of success from the pre salary cap era to now is impressive, and to sustain it is moreso, imho.

Today's NHL has been striving for parity amongst teams for years, and the case could be made that, as a result, it has, in some ways, become a parody of itself. Ken Holland has done a good job steering the Wings through the transition period, despite everything.

I wouldn't be surprised if the cost of a trade is higher for the the Wings with any given team than anyone else because so many folks seem to want to see the Wings fail, and no GM wants to be blamed for being the guy that helped the Wings climb back on top.

The injuries the Wings have had the last few years were ridiculous, and at this point, it almost feels like probability is swinging back towards a healthy Wings squad this year.

Kr and Dabura have both made great points, and the negativity is getting old. Am I happy about the Cleary signing? No, but I can respect why Ken did it (MUCH better than how the Sharks crapped on Thornton and Marleau, and I'm no fan of either, but that was bush league). I am hoping Cleary plays well in the games he's in (that ice bucket video was top notch). The prospect pool is the best I've seen since I started watching the Wings back in 1983 as a 12 year old. The future is bright, imho, and the team is going to hit an upswing soon. Let's enjoy the ride.

#2534810 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by TheXym on 22 August 2014 - 08:31 PM

My principal liked the idea, but after his predecessor challenged him the next day, he went way above and beyond, roping in several other administrators to do it in a BIG way and donate $1,000. Video is on the school homepage, www.masd.info

I, and any other brave faculty members, will be doing it Tuesday during lunch of our inservice.

#2534473 Lines Thread

Posted by TheXym on 18 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

I think Z-D-Alfie could be huge if they're healthy.

The two kids and a mule line idea intrigues me, and it could actually spark Franzen.

Kr, I get your point about pairing Ericsson with Kronwall and Smith with DeKeyser makes sense, and eventually I'd go that way as well, but I really liked the chemistry Smith was showing with Kronwall towards the end of last season, and having a vet with DeKeyser in case of a sophomore slump makes sense to me to at least start the season. On the plus side, I think the top four of Kronwall, Ericsson, Smith, and DeKeyser would work well in any combo, and we may see that on the PP.

#2534416 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by TheXym on 17 August 2014 - 08:04 AM

I'll be honest, the Cleary video is making me want to pull for him to have a huge bounceback season. He did a lot for this team, and it would, in some ways, be nice if he had a great year to justify the signing (though I accept the loyalty given, even if I'm not thrilled about it, not following up may have had worse ramifications down the road) and let him (hopefully) finish up on a high note rather than as the near pariah he became last season.

Bettman is still the poison dwarf, and while I ROFL'd at the fans' tears photohop, maybe the guy does have a shred of decency in him.

When we go back to in-service on Thurs, I'm going to speak to my principal about doing something like this with the school and on the District web page. I'll take the first bucket and get our dress down fund to donate if he is on board.

#2534375 What are you listening to? 2?

Posted by TheXym on 16 August 2014 - 09:41 AM

Lately I've been on a big Muse binge, learning some of Chris Wostenholme's bass lines.

Hysteria (live)


Knights of Cydonia (live)


Supermassive Black Hole (live)


#2534351 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by TheXym on 15 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

Very classy move by Danny Cleary. This video seems to highlight why the Wings felt he is such a great locker room presence. Huge kudos for putting up the donation information and putting together a professionally done video that may end up getting some airplay down the road to help the cause.