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#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.
 
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#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*







*probably


#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!!!

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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

OOPS...

https://twitter.com/...676916448899072

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...

 

Spoiler

 

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




#2661331 Another new Wings Fan is on the way!

Posted by Jedi on 22 March 2016 - 11:58 AM

A 2nd new Wings fan in my family is on the way, though this time around we'll be looking for pink Wings gear!

 

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She's "officially" due on July 31st, though she'll actually be here a week or two before that.  Parker (my First Wings fan) is ridiculously excited to be an older brother.




#2656946 Happy 20th Anniversary, LGW!

Posted by Jedi on 02 March 2016 - 09:28 AM

I'm glad to have been a member of this board for 13 of those almost-20 years.  I have such great memories of times spent and discussions had on these forums, and have been lucky enough to have made several life long friendships with other members.
 
Thanks to Matt for creating the forums and putting in so much hard work to keep it running.  Thanks to my fellow Mods for all their hard work (especially since life has tended to drag me away from here recently).  And finally, thanks to all the members of the forums!  You the real MVP(s)!
Happy (almost) 20th, LGW!

Just think, one more year and this site can buy us all a beer! :drunk:


#2644516 Disney Buys Star Wars, 3 New Films Coming

Posted by Jedi on 28 December 2015 - 01:23 PM

Also chewbacca didn't seem to age. Wonder what his secret is. 

 

Wookies have a lifespan of several hundred years.  While the 30 year span from ROTJ to TFA for humans might be significant, in the lifespan of a Wookie, 30 years could be more like 4-5 years for us, possibly even less.

 

So his secret is good genes.  Good Wookie genes.