I know what you mean. When the Eagles lost to Tampa in the NFC Championship in the last game at the Vet, I was going to fly home just to watch the Super Bowl with my dad because I was off that week. Sadly, I never got to do it.
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ahaha! That's the only way Nick would smash anybody into the boards! Too polite!
Federov and Yzerman were dynamite. Federov was the first reason I liked the Wings. He was just so calm and calculated, small passive-aggressive smile on his face all the time. I miss the Shanahan, Hull, Federov, Yzerman, Legace days.
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We have video tape of a bench-clearer between the Blues and the Wings. We were taping the game and it just turned into this brawl. Finally, all that was left on the Blues bench were like, four guys, and the Wings bench consisted of Nick Lidstrom, Brett Hull, a European guy, and Steve Yzerman. I was REALLY freaking out because Steve had just had surgery. I kept shouting, 'Don't hit him! He's got bionic knees, you beasts!"
My favorite "Blue" was Big Al Macginnis! Mr. Slapshot!
- I'm a pretty casual "fan" (I use the term loosely), but I did like Al. It was sort of a letdown when he retired, but the strike really hit the Blues hard, and I can see why he felt that it was a good time to call it a career. Back when he was here, I also liked Brendan Shanahan, before he defected to... oh, wait... sigh. I still see folks around here with Shanahan jerseys every now and then. Give me either over Brett Hull (who also eventually defected to... si... oh, wait, I can live with that one )
Originally Posted by MacGuffin
I actually began rooting for the Red Wings cause of all the annoying Blues fans I went to school with at Mizzou.
Heh - I'm a St. Louis transplant from Idaho (where they didn't really have any hockey when I grew up, believe it or not), so I didn't really get any of the annoying Blues fan treatment from anyone - they're really my only real exposure to live hockey. I was lucky enough to get to go to a game the first year I lived here in the "old arena" - which was quite literally a cow barn (they used to hold cattle sales shows there, back in the... well, a long time ago ). I wound up sitting mostly behind a wooden post, but it was a fun, small-building sort of deal. Other than going to a game once or twice when Mom was in town (she was a big hockey fan when she grew up in Montreal), I don't really get too involved, but I semi-watch them on TV every now and then and watch the standings. The Wings are a bit too successful for me to enjoy rooting for them as an out-of-town team, but at least they're not the Yankees/Red Sox :P.