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#2610059 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 May 2015 - 05:22 PM

 
LOL.  What?  


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#2609816 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 22 May 2015 - 11:19 PM

According to Drum our votes will time-out after a certain number cast so I suggest downloading this add-on to chrome.

 

Hola: Better Internet

 

It allows you to change your location to continue having your votes count and as an added bonus it will allow you to get around most sites that geo block you, like Netflix, TSN, Hulu etc...

 

Every hour or so just select a new country to vote from and re-start the script.




#2607981 Prospect Tourney in Traverse City renamed after Matt Wuest

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 15 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6m6 minutes ago

#RedWings announce trophy awarded to to NHL Prospect Tournament champion renamed Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup, after late CapGeek developer.

 

We are so lucky to be fans of likely the classiest organization in sports!




#2605532 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by marcaractac on 02 May 2015 - 12:04 AM

The Jack Adams trophy is probably one of the most biased and subjective awards in the league. I wouldn't read too much into it. NHL is known to pick favorites for its awards. There's been times where I've wondered why the hell Datsyuk didn't win the Hart Trophy in 2009. Don't get me started. 

 

If the Jack Adams was legit, Babs would win it almost every season. But when it comes down to it, the Jack Adams should be re-branded "Most Improved Team Award"




#2601099 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 25 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

This never gets old.

 

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#2601084 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

PETR IS AMRAZING!!!




#2601071 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by mvanpop on 25 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

I feel like nobody got my Czech mate joke


#2598046 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by Barrie on 21 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

I'm not sure how anyone can watch a game at the Joe and think it's not a tough place to play. Detroit has some of the best fans in sports.




#2598068 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 21 April 2015 - 08:48 PM

Can we make it 3 years in a row?

We have 2 entrants this year, Zetterberg with a goal of the back of Mazanek's head, and Nyquist's 28 second goal vs Ottawa (I assume, it's not up for voting yet.)

Head over to TSN now to vote for Zetterberg

 

If you use Google Chrome you can follow these instructions to vote for you without you having to click the button every 5 seconds.

 

First hit "F12" it will open up a menu, on the top of the menu there is a button for "console" click that and paste the following on the command line.

 

setInterval(function(){$("#page-wrapper > div > div > section.plays > div.match-play.ng-scope.left-play > button").click()},6000)




#2591731 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 09 April 2015 - 09:27 PM

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#2589226 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

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#2589213 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 04 April 2015 - 08:57 PM

We won because I was there!!!


#2589199 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 April 2015 - 08:52 PM

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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.