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#2675063 Calder finalists

Posted by FireCaptain on 03 May 2016 - 10:39 PM

I don't think anyone is upset with that. I think some are upset with at least 2 of the 3 choices tho.

 

 

Are people really upset Larkin isn't a finalist? He's not one of the three best rookies. Period.




#2675062 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by FireCaptain on 03 May 2016 - 10:35 PM

No, but that's a neat bit of history.

Okay. But he was probably the biggest sports star and a national hero at the time and African-American. Oh and this was 10 years before Jackie Robinson played MLB. 

 

In one of the most famous sporting events of the century, he fought and beat, Max Schmeling, a German fighter, who's previous dominance the Nazi's claimed as proof of ayran superiority. Schmeling's publicist said a black man could never beat him and that Schmeling's winnings would be used to build Nazi tanks. The fight was hyped as Fascism vs. Democracy, Hitler raised the natonal curfew so all could listen to it and Roosevelt brought Louis to the White House before the fight to encourage him. This was about a year before war broke out in Europe.

 

Did I win you over yet?




#2674990 Calder finalists

Posted by FireCaptain on 03 May 2016 - 02:58 PM

Yes, you do on some level. You took time to click reply, type your words, and click submit.

Sorry, I don't care.




#2674484 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by FireCaptain on 29 April 2016 - 02:44 PM

This only works if the goalie pads look like crazy bread or caesar wings. 

 

Goal net area made to look like dipping sauce??

along with the new arena, LC is also sponsoring the future Red Wings 3rd or alternate jersey

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credit to @NickRobbins23 




#2674468 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by FireCaptain on 29 April 2016 - 01:40 PM

AWESOME!!!

 

 

Little Caesars Arena brought to you by Amway and sponsored by DTE energy microwave goal. I'm done with this s***...




#2673675 Holland (selfishly) declined promotion

Posted by FireCaptain on 25 April 2016 - 10:03 PM

I didn't see anyone mentioning this bombshell.

 

Dear ol' Kenny was asked to take a different job so as to keep The Captain with the team as GM. He declined. 

 

WTF!!

 

 

When Steve Yzerman left the front office to manage the Lightning, Mike Ilitch said he had approached Holland about moving up in the front office to make room for Yzerman as general manager.

 

Ilitch said Holland declined.

 

Now, Holland’s tasks are formidable and mounting, and his joke several seasons ago that Lidstrom’s retirement might hasten his own is less humorous.

 

He faces fierce urgency in a hot kitchen, likely to get only hotter.

 

http://www.detroitne...orass/83406300/

 

http://www.wingingit...general-manager




#2668648 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by FireCaptain on 15 April 2016 - 11:59 AM

Steal one at the Amalie and let's make this a series!!

 

#LGRW!!!!!!!!!!




#2668647 Silly Question - to go or not to go to game 2?

Posted by FireCaptain on 15 April 2016 - 11:57 AM

It is your time, my son. 

 

They said no Wings gear - they never, specifically said "NO Octopodidae strapped to your leg with Saran Wrap".

 

Chester Cheetah says, "You've trained your whole life for this. Make it rain 'pi at the Amalie!"

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Alright. I guess I will do it. Still really ridiculous they have that rule for box seats. Hope someone has an octopus tonight. Was a little disappointed it didn't happen game 1 after the second goal. Here's to a steal on the road and a sweep at home!




#2665263 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by FireCaptain on 07 April 2016 - 03:39 PM

Sportsline

 

Det +136

Bos -150

Betting on the over/under (5) is going 92% over.. people are expecting a high scoring game apparently.

 

Oddsshark

 

Det +126

Bos -139

59% bet the OVER.

 

Bovada

 

Det +125

Bos -145

Their over under is OVER (-130), under (+110).

 

For those that don't gamble the numbers are based on a $100 bet. If the number is a plus, you bet $100 to win that amount. If the number is a minus, you have to bet that amount to win $100. So the minuses are the favored teams.




#2665228 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by FireCaptain on 07 April 2016 - 12:15 PM

We need to lock 3rd place up tonight and then let BOS/PHI fight it out for the WC spot.

That very huge win last night could very well be irrelevant. I'm not getting ahead of myself. This is still the biggest game of the season




#2665216 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by FireCaptain on 07 April 2016 - 11:04 AM

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Chances 50/50
Beat Philadelphia 3-0, playoff odds up 16.6 to 91.4%
93 points   41 28-11
 
Repeat performance of last night tonight vs. the Bruins and Saturday's a rest day!



#2664741 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by FireCaptain on 06 April 2016 - 11:47 AM

I read an article yesterday that in the last three years the Wings clinched in:

 

2015: Game 81.

2014: Game 80.

2013: Game 82.

 

I can't take this!!!!!!!!!




#2664646 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by FireCaptain on 05 April 2016 - 09:04 PM

Nice work, that's what this thread is all about!!

 

Of course I didn't account for the possibility of a shootout...Okay, so with the shootout loss by Boston today, here's what things come down to for us against Boston later this week:

 

Detroit regulation win - We're in the playoffs. Boston is out.

Detroit overtime OR shootout win - Have to go at least 0-1-1 to guarantee the playoffs.

 

Boston regulation win - Have to go 2-0 to guarantee the playoffs (one win would have to be in regulation/OT).

Boston overtime win - Have to go 1-0-1 to guarantee the playoffs (win has to be regulation/OT).

Boston shootout win - Have to go 1-0-1 to guarantee the playoffs.

 

In other words, even if we lose to Boston later this week our playoff destiny is still under our control. By losing tonight, Boston has put themselves in a situation to need outside help to make it.




#2664415 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by FireCaptain on 04 April 2016 - 02:20 PM

HEY - before y'all get my thread deleted again, please take player discussions ELSEWHERE!!!




#2661269 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by FireCaptain on 21 March 2016 - 03:01 PM

Please delete the offending posts then, not my informative thread! ;)

 

No crash, just a server glitch.  It should be fixed shortly.

 

As far as the playoff thread goes, it wasn't lost, it was deleted.  It was basically a carbon copy of the "fix" thread.  Let's keep this one on the chances of making the playoffs, not player moves that cannot possibly happen before the playoffs (and probably wouldn't anyway).