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#2569789 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

Maybe now HSJ can stop harping on a Myers for Tatar trade.


#2569701 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 February 2015 - 10:21 PM

Soooo...

Mike Babcock's a good coach eh?


#2569653 2015 Draft

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 February 2015 - 05:12 PM

SOMEONE DARES TO INCITE MY WRATH?!?!?

I hereby ban all of you from Hampus Melen arena.

Favor can be curried (I prefer coconut) by saying 27 Our Hampuses and 984 Hail Melens.


#2569622 Original Six...Sorta?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 February 2015 - 01:52 PM

 
Sure, but I guess I'm asking "what does that mean to you"?  Like, does that make them special, or more revered?  Or does it simply make them older?  Is there some sort of inherent rivalry between the teams based on their being "original six", or does that mean squat? 
 
It's like we talked about in some rivalry thread a month or two ago.  Clearly Boston and Montreal is a solid rivalry between original six teams.  So is Detroit-Chicago.  But do those rivalries have anything at all to do with being O-6 teams?  I mean, Detroit-New York doesn't have the same effect.  Neither does Chicago-Toronto. 
 
Or maybe, and I'm giving this full credence, the Original Six designation means something (if only) because it's always meant something.  Maybe, despite being predicated on very little, its a meaningful part of the hockey tradition because we've all collectively bought into it.  Like the "Columbus discovered America" stuff.  We've bought into it.  It's an institution.  It doesn't matter anymore if its not true. 


Honestly, I think it is a lot of the latter. Humans love arbitrary "labels" and making meaning out of things that are mundane. I think being "first" at something or "original" in the sense of existing before some sort of change is inherently important to a lot of people. Whether that has meaning in itself or meaning because we give it arbitrary meaning I think depends on the importance individual people give to created groupings.

I think I confused myself


#2569421 2015 Draft

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 February 2015 - 03:32 PM

HAMPUUSSSSSSS MELLLLLEEEEEENNNN


#2569314 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

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We stay dignified when Doan can't.

*civilized butt pats with pinky raised*


#2569309 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 10:36 PM

Lol that's your captain, AZ.


#2569300 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 10:33 PM

UH

SUCK A CACTUS


#2569279 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 10:29 PM

WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!


#2569270 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 10:27 PM

Will Arizona get a late call to help them tie it up?


Does the Pope s*** in the woods?

wait
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#2569257 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 10:19 PM

I can't roll my eyes hard enough


#2569200 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 09:20 PM

The joy to my bunghole was diluted by the ensuing PK


#2569166 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 08:42 PM

Highest grossing game


Because they charge $800 for a ticket in row 4,364 whenever the Wings come to town.

Ok I'll drop it I promise :lol:


#2569137 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 08:12 PM

while they were changing arena names and team names, these mokes should have ditched the idiotic howly thing, too.   Game on.


I know, right?! Now I can't call it hand jobing dot com arena.


#2569124 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 February 2015 - 07:23 PM

Who are these fans you've had run-ins with?


:lol:

Ignore me I'm being bitchy and dramatic. There are a lot of bros and retirees that have watched two games in the desert and think they're hockey analysts, but there're also some good ones, most of whom come from the midwest and do, indeed, know a thing or two about hockey.

It's just frustrating that some people have the idea that having a set of male genitals imbues them with innate hockey genius after watching a handful of games vs my decades of watching hockey and unfortunate possession of a uterus.

But hey, LGW, right?!