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#2685299 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by Jedi on 01 September 2016 - 09:19 AM

Saw this from the Red Wings facebook page, and thought I'd post it here. Newsworthy enough since we're in the offseason doldrums...






(Because Mrazek hates and/or loves puppies)

#2684840 What Are You Playing?

Posted by Jedi on 15 August 2016 - 03:49 PM

Back to Destiny for The Taken King expansion. They made this game so much better on so many levels with this update, i'm hooked right back in.

The Taken King update was terrific, no doubt. However, the April Update (known lovingly as the Taken Spring) is where the game REALLY hit it's mark.  (I've played Destiny pretty much exclusively since launch/vanilla, so I can easily say the game is at a point where it's the best it's ever been).

The April Update eliminated the "Double RNG" for gear drops in the raid, and other end-game content.  Previously, you had the first RNG, which was even getting a drop at all.  Then the 2nd RNG kicked in, which was what light level the gear dropped at.  You could get gear drops that were well below your light level, which caused many players to stop grinding to get to the light cap.


NOW, any piece of legendary equipment dropped in the raid/end-game is guaranteed to be no lower than your current light level, and can max out at something like 5 points above.  So there's constant progress towards your goals.


I really wish you were on PS4.  I'd be glad to run any of the raids or Iron Banner with you.


Oh, and Rise of Iron is out in a little over a month.  Things will only get better then.  New missions, raid, strikes, gear, and (what I'm MOST excited for) the ability to choose what type of reward you get from faction level up packages!  Woohoo!

#2683842 Another new Wings Fan is on the way!

Posted by Jedi on 25 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

Rosemary Grace was born at 9:10am this morning, 8lbs 8oz and 20 inches long. She's absolutely perfect.

Mommy and baby are both doing well!



#2677917 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by Jedi on 17 June 2016 - 08:10 AM

Saw this and thought the community might be interested in this.  Since it's one of the factors that contributed to me becoming a Red Wings fan, I thought it was best posted here.
Why Cameron Frye Wore a Gordie Howe Jersey in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

#2677668 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by Jedi on 14 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

"Let's put a team in the most hostile environment available on the continent to ice..."

- Gary Bettman*


#2677659 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by Jedi on 14 June 2016 - 02:00 PM

Oddsmakers and bookies could not be reached for comment...

#2677640 Bad News... Dave Strader diagnosed with cancer

Posted by Jedi on 14 June 2016 - 09:29 AM

In an industry that is rampant with homers (Olcyskcysztvcyk), idiots, and people only trying to make a name for themselves, Strader is one of the few that has risen above it.


Best wishes to him on a full and speedy recovery.

#2677376 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by Jedi on 10 June 2016 - 01:54 PM

Written in Sports Illustrated's March 16th 1964 issue...


"The full roster of Howe's hockey injuries includes damaged knee cartilages, broken ribs, a broken wrist, several broken toes, a shoulder dislocation, an assortment of scalp wounds and a painful ankle wound. In a collision on the ice on March 28, 1950 (he was 21), he suffered a severe skull fracture, and he was in an operating room three hours while surgeons worked to halt a hemorrhage in his brain. Gordie dismisses them all with a casual, "Aw, it's not all that bad." And perhaps it isn't, for injuries are a part of hockey. And hockey is the major part of the phenomenon called Gordie Howe."


#2677356 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by Jedi on 10 June 2016 - 11:14 AM

"The Gordie Howe Arena, presented by Little Caesars"

Best way I've seen so far to honor Gordie and to keep the corporate sponsorship.

#2677351 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by Jedi on 10 June 2016 - 10:54 AM

The Red Wings twitter feed has been retweeting messages from several other NHL clubs and their words of condolences.  Nice to see teams that are normally bitter rivals standing together.  Rocky Wirtz of the Chicago Blackhawks had some especially nice words to say...

The Chicago Blackhawks offer their heartfelt condolences to Gordie’s family and the entire Detroit Red Wings organization.  There is no greater rivalry in hockey than the one between the Red Wings and the Blackhawks, and Gordie was a large part of that.  There’s a reason why he is called 'Mr. Hockey,' because of what he did for the game, and we stand with the entire sports world, in mourning his loss.



Sad day.  Red Wings fans, and hockey fans the world over, will miss you sir.

#2677160 The Wings request permission to interview Todd Richards

Posted by Jedi on 08 June 2016 - 03:28 PM

I thought the trap prevented scoring chances, and odd man rushes by the opposition...Maybe I had a few too many drams of bourbon/scotch this past season cause I could've swore the Wings look fairly inept on many nights in their own end of the ice.


You had to have.  We were clearly inept on many nights on both ends of the ice.

#2677115 The Wings request permission to interview Todd Richards

Posted by Jedi on 07 June 2016 - 02:44 PM

Curse you, Steve!!!



Wonder who the Wings will look at now?

#2676580 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by Jedi on 26 May 2016 - 02:40 PM

Well...  Holland did say he was going to be more aggressive with trades before the draft...

#2673788 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Jedi on 26 April 2016 - 08:18 AM



I'll get Gary Bettman's face tattooed on my *ss if Chicago and LA both get bounced in the first round

#2668489 Disney Buys Star Wars, 3 New Films Coming

Posted by Jedi on 14 April 2016 - 01:09 PM

Spoilers ahead.  Don't click if you haven't seen Episode 7...




Of course, I could be wrong about all of that, and wouldn't be surprised if I am...