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#2584175 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 22 March 2015 - 10:40 PM

#2578003 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by 55fan on 03 March 2015 - 02:48 PM

I find this hilarious since I name my hamsters after Red Wings.


Anyway, as previously stated, the players refer to each other by nicknames and we pick up on it.


Sometimes we make up our own, but usually it falls to whatever we hear them saying in interviews.


In some cases, it is easier and shorter.  When a player is new, a difficult name can be tough to spell.  Referring to a player as Abby can save time until people learn to spell Abdelkader.  People still can't spell Valtteri Filppula, nor can half of them pronounce it.  Val, on the other hand, requires no trips to the Wings' website.

Add in that Swedes usually double the S in names ending in "son" whereas other Scandinavians may not, and that some people of Swedish descent have eliminated the double S after living in the US for generations.  It's nice to have a nickname so as not to have to go back and check.


If there is more than one player with the same name, it can avoid confusion, although we rarely have the trouble.  Just throwing it out there.


Sometimes it's just to make typing easier.  We all know to whom we're referring when we say Z, Q, XO, or E. 


I think the first response had the correct answer:  It's a hockey thing.

#2577693 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 02 March 2015 - 03:10 PM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 1m1 minute ago

Holland said Helm and Marchenko both have bit of oblique strain. Nothing serious. Out a week or so.


Thank god... Could have been much worse

#2577524 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 02 March 2015 - 01:12 PM

I called that trade, zids for a 3rd

#2571718 Pavel Datsyuk demos Shooter Tutor

Posted by Echolalia on 18 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

I maintain that Datsyuk has the best backhander I've ever seen.

#2571696 Pavel Datsyuk demos Shooter Tutor

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 February 2015 - 12:14 PM

Found this kind of interesting, 

Man datsyuk can make any goalie look average

#2572715 Corey Crawford, you're gonna be on the news for that

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 February 2015 - 11:32 PM

#2573461 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 21 February 2015 - 11:38 PM

How we were all feeling after overtime:

#2571760 Crazy KHL hockey fight involving Cory Emmerton

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 February 2015 - 04:22 PM

Alright, I'm sharing my very small Emmerton connection.


My grandma lives next to Emmerton's grandma. She doesn't have a tv so she'd watch some Red Wings games with my Grandparents. Somewhere along the line it was passed along that I was a huge Red Wings fan. He passed along an autographed card for me. He seemed like a really good hardworking guy. Hope everything is alright with him after the fight and concussion.

#2571471 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by number9 on 17 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

Yeah he's got celiacs, so he can't have gluten.
I don't see him drinking too many beers anymore


It's amazing how people just come in here and assume he's some kind of drunk. I hope I'm listening to Ken and Mick for many more years.

#2571464 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by number9 on 17 February 2015 - 11:57 AM

Mickey is a legendary color man. Those who speak ill of him shall receive no butt pats.
Can mickey drink? I thought he had bad stomach/intestinal problems?

#2571443 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by rick zombo on 17 February 2015 - 10:58 AM

That happened because there was a long stretch of action with no whistles. I took it more as a comment about how Ken was so busy calling the play-by-play that there was no room for Mickey to get a comment in.

#2570943 Steve Montador Found Dead At His Home

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 15 February 2015 - 12:58 PM

#2568629 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 February 2015 - 08:58 PM

Oh Evander...





"Hello? Evander?"
"Yes, this is Evander."
"We're awesome, aren't we?"

#2568575 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

Glad he's not our problem