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J_Stone

  • joined Dec 02, 2010
  • last login Jun 08, 2013
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Growing up in Colorado during the '96-'97 NHL season, I knew that I would have to choose between the new local team, the Colorado Avalanche, and the team from Michigan (where nearly my whole family's from), the Detroit Red Wings. I became a Wings fan that year, and never looked back. Oh, the vitriol I get from people out here...but last I checked, since that season, it's 4 Stanley Cups to 2! How's that taste, Avs fans?

However, I made some ground up in the eyes of Colorado sports fans in 2007 when I jumped on the Rockies' bandwagon during that magical two weeks known around here as Rocktober. The difference between me and a lot of my fellow bandwagon-jumpers is that I never jumped off. Nowadays I follow the Rockies all summer and the Wings the rest of the year. It's a good thing.

As for me, I'm a graduate student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, studying Computer Science. I rock the house at karaoke most weeks, go bowling when I can round up enough people, brew beer once in a while, and have even been known to throw down on the occasional video game.

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  • MLB Colorado Rockies
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
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WIIM (Now) Official Rosterbation Thread, brought to you by CapGeek (not really).

[Ed note: this is now the Official WIIM Rosterbation thread. It's still not brought to you by Capgeek, but if you've got one of those fun rosters you want to discuss, here's the place to do it.] W...

BIG realignment coming?

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Per LeBrun, reports are coming out that the NHL might blow up its entire division structure and go to 4 divisions, 2 with 8 and 2 with 7. Puck Daddy's got more: Linky.

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More proof the NHL hates the Wings!

They've effed up on BOTH of the last Stanley Cups Detroit's won! Out of the Wall Street Journal (I know, weird, right?) comes this article about the engraving done on the Cup and how it's done by...

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Wings vs. Wings: An Objective Analysis

via t0.gstatic.comRed Wings via t2.gstatic.comHot Wings Best Enjoyed With: A Cold Beer A Cold Beer Can Cause Indigestion: Yes Yes Intensity Levels: Mild to Hot Mild to Hot Serving...

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Stevie Y on Team Canada

This here's a link to a story by LeBrun (ESPN, I know, I know...) about Yzerman's experience during the Olympics last year, with callbacks to the 2002 Cup run and this year with Tampa.  Worth at...

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Dave Sanford badass-Lidstrom-picture Motivational Poster Contest

[Ed note: Moved to front page for awesome ideaness] So to answer the question, no, there is no more badass picture than the one at the top of the ASG fantasy draft thread.  I took one look at it...

Francis signs with Royals

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Jeff Francis signed a 1-year, $2 million deal with KC. The deal includes another potential $2 million in incentives.

Tatar sent back to GR

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Per Khan(!), Tatar got reassigned to GR yesterday. Guess that means one of the regulars will be back. I suppose that'll be Flip. Hope his groin holds up. I was rather impressed with what I saw out of Tatar while he was up; he'll make a welcome callup in April and maybe a full-time roster slot next year.

Datsyuk to IR

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Datsyuk's now on the IR, and Joey Mac is taking his roster spot. Crap.

Matt Murton living it up in Japan

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An ESPN article about Matt Murton, formerly of our very own Sky Sox, who broke Ichiro's single-season hits record in Japan last season. Nice to see him enjoying some success.

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Fire Mike Babcock!

I've had it.  This team is too damn talented to lose to some of the clubs they've lost to.  Especially this season, some of the points we as Red Wing fans have long bandied about as evidence of our...

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Game Non-Thread 12/31

In lieu of a real game thread, I figured anyone that shows up tonight can use this. So far, the Wings are looking decent, but a little slow.  The talent difference is glaring.  Even Mursak is...

Alex Pietrangelo out vs. Red Wings

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No game thread yet, but nice to know in advance.

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