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#2557557 Happy Birthday to Everyone's Favorite Wing!

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on Today, 06:07 PM

To mark the occasion, I hope he'll drink until he falls down.






...by which, of course,  i mean no drinks.

#2555041 san jose sharks "holiday sweater."

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 December 2014 - 05:02 AM

Strongly considering banning Jimmyemeryhunter for posting something so offensive on the forums. That video is clearly a violation of some rule and I want that minute of my life back. (Yes. I made it a minute).

#2555061 Favorite arena

Posted by F.Michael on 09 December 2014 - 10:53 AM

I've only been to a handful but JLA and the Bell Centre are both great.


Maple Leaf Gardens was such a cool arena too with it's one long-sloped side and generally weird layout.


I wish I could have made it to Boston Gardens as well.

Back in 1990 - a buddy of mine, and I took a road trip to Toronto in late June.


We stayed at the Neill-Wycik dorms which was a short walk from the Maple Leaf Gardens...The front doors were wide open, and the security guys let us walk around for nearly 30 min...Had a good laugh with 1 of the maintenance guys; talking about the Leafs, etc.


Toronto is a fun city to visit.


The Joe hands down. And I have been to Scottrade, TD Garden, United Center (Joe Louis West as I call it.)

Yeah - back in the late 90's I was at the UC for a Hawks/Wings game...Half the crowd - maybe more - were Red Wing fans (keep in mind this was when the Hawks really sucked).


Everyone around me, and my buddies were Wings fans, and when the Hawk fans started their usual 'DETROIT SUCKS' chant - we started our own  'STANLEY CUPS' chant.....Within a few minutes many other Wing fans in surrounding sections joined in, and before you knew it we were drowning out the Hawk fans.

#2555055 Favorite arena

Posted by Smite on 09 December 2014 - 10:04 AM

I know I am probably a little biased but I love the Joe. The low ceilings, its not flashy but loud. The fans are the most critical of there own team but the most knowledgeable. As well as decent price. I know opinions can change from location of the tickets to the year of the team. This was my take. 


Other rinks I have attended:


Maple Leaf Gardens (Toronto)- I was 10 years old I don't remember much. But the wings won and Yzerman was involved in a line fight.


ACC (Toronto)- Food was good but way over priced, the fans.... It was a sell-out and the place was packed, but I don't know where the fans were. only time I saw excitement was when Kessel touched the puck. One thing I noticed about games in Toronto as soon as they have the puck in the offensive zone the crowd yells "SHOOT!"


Corel /Canadian Tire Centre (Ottawa) - 70% were disappointed wing fans. We got destroyed that night. nice clean area.


Civic center (Pittsburgh) - The old Igloo before Crosby and after Lemieux. Half empty dumbest fans I have ever met. Most had no clue what was going on. It was just sad.


American Airlines Center (Dallas) - Multiple games during a 3 month work stint. Good crowd, surprisingly knew the game well. Food and tickets were good and cheap. 11 dollars for any upper bowl seat. Tons of promos and fan interaction. probably my 2nd favorite besides the Joe.


HSBC/ First Niagara Center (Buffalo) - much like Dallas just more expensive but far from Toronto. And I have seen the Wings, Ottawa and Boston play, and it is hard to find a Buffalo fan.  


Arenas on my bucket list:

Bell Centre (Montreal)

United Center (Chicago) 

TD Garden (Boston)

MSG (New York)

#2555825 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

Nestrasil picked up, Brunner left in the bin.  What a wacky world we live in. 

#2555855 More Mantha stuff.....

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 December 2014 - 04:49 PM

Damn.  I thought this thread would be about former NHL'er, Moe Mantha.  


And his awesome moustache.  

#2554113 Once again The D is awesome

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 05 December 2014 - 04:27 PM

That short bit about Weiss saying someone left a note on his car is extremely cool to me. I felt pretty bad for the guy, not being able to play the game he loves for so long and probably getting a lot of flak to boot.

Anyway cool for Detroit. It's nice to know that we're not the only ones who think we're a sweet sports city!

#2553646 Jean Beliveau Passes at 83

Posted by 55fan on 03 December 2014 - 08:31 PM

RIP to a true gentleman.

#2553621 Jean Beliveau Passes at 83

Posted by cr00d on 03 December 2014 - 03:24 PM

Mr.Beliveau will always have a place in my heart. 


When my father was dying of lung cancer, my younger brother, whom like my dad is a huge Habs fan, sent a letter to the Canadiens organization requesting words of encouragement. Within a week, he received a letter for my dad, it was a hand written letter by Jean Beliveau wishing him the best, and thanking him for his many years of fandom. 


I will never forget the look on my dad's face after reading that letter. It truly brought him joy in a very difficult time. 


R.I.P. Mr.Beliveau

#2553591 Contest For Two Nosebleed Tickets for Thursday's Game

Posted by dragonballgtz on 03 December 2014 - 11:09 AM


#2553158 1928 Cougars Logo

Posted by number9 on 01 December 2014 - 10:15 PM


Cam Neely sends his regards

#2553157 1928 Cougars Logo

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 01 December 2014 - 10:12 PM


#2553276 Kings fined $100K for allowing Slava Voynov to practice w/ team

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

Team's statement:


Los Angeles Kings statement:

“This was clearly a mistake on our part and we accept full responsibility. It is incumbent upon us to be more vigilant in managing this situation to ensure that Slava’s allowable training activities always remain separate from the team.”


Considering the whole team was on the ice for an "optional" practice, it's hard to believe it was just an oversight.  I'm just not sure what their thinking was.

#2553233 Alfredsson Set to Sign 1-day Contract with Senators

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 December 2014 - 12:38 PM

As it should be. Good for him.

#2553222 Alfredsson Set to Sign 1-day Contract with Senators

Posted by rick zombo on 02 December 2014 - 11:21 AM

Typical.  Another quality free agent signs to another team as a result of Ken Holland's inaction.  When will this joker's reign of terror end?!


LOL. There was no room for him because: Cleary (and also Samuelsson). :lol: