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  1. Fred not Lynn

    5/17 Here come the Asters

    How’s he feel about ice hockey?
  2. Fred not Lynn

    49 Years ago today

    It’s my story and I am sticking to it... ...and if you want to throw out 1980, the 1996 World Cup win (actually a more significant achievement that doesn’t get nearly enough love) WAS highly populated by those kids who started playing on those Orr era rinks...
  3. Fred not Lynn

    49 Years ago today

    Neither was mine. A lot of things were never the same. Within a year of that, ground had been broken on God knows how many rinks in New England...eight years later, the kids who started playing hockey on those rinks won a few high-stakes hockey games in upstate New York... ...and after that...
  4. Fred not Lynn

    And they ask why MLB attendance has been decreasing

    Then “They” could have spent more, and charged more on the lease. Bottom line is that MLB in Minnesota really needed a retractable roof. If you’re going to spend all that money on a ballpark, do it right...or be the Texas Rangers and build a new new ballpark too soon.
  5. Fred not Lynn

    And they ask why MLB attendance has been decreasing

    Not that I’ve reviewed the spring’s weather, but April outdoor baseball in Minnesota isn’t really the biggest draw. The money they’re losing not selling tickets is money they saved not building a retractable roof...
  6. Fred not Lynn

    Hockey Has Lost Another Legend; Red Kelly Dies

    Or as it is said in the small community I am part of, “Pat Kelly’s dad died”... ...I spent six weeks in 1986 sharing what was essentially a small vacation apartment in a Bavarian village with Red’s son Patrick. I did not realize at the time exactly WHO Red Kelly was - I was so focused on other...
  7. Fred not Lynn

    Beer Leagues, Gear, and other Non-Pro Related Items

    I lived a block from the rink where the guys who run these are headquartered, and do their Calgary tournament. I haven’t travelled to one, but have done Calgary twice. The first one I managed to stumble home from the draft night, but the second time... ...Things can get out of hand when the...
  8. Fred not Lynn

    West Round 1 Game Thread

    How do they score that for power play stats? I looked on the game sheet and it says San Jose was 4/9 on PP - but it looked like there were only 4 Vegas penalties...does it re-set to a new power play after each goal in a major?
  9. Fred not Lynn

    West Round 1 Game Thread

    It looked throughout the series that Calgary was playing tight, scared. They looked like the skilled, but inexperienced team they are. Colorado, on the other hand, looked they were having fun playing with house money... I am certainty hoping that as a young team, which barring major action...
  10. Fred not Lynn

    West Round 1 Game Thread

    So Colorado scores on a 2 man advantage, a one man advantage, even strength, then a one man disadvantage...
  11. Fred not Lynn

    West Round 1 Game Thread

    Make it a Saturday night game...definitely a better vibe. And that viewing party place is going to be ridiculous for the away games. I live a half-block from the heart of the Red Mile...this could be a fun spring.
  12. Fred not Lynn

    West Round 1 Game Thread

    Definitely hoping for a 7 game, knock down drag out fight - hopefully with numerous multi-overtime games...and Calgary over Colorado in an uneventful five...
  13. Fred not Lynn

    Beer Leagues, Gear, and other Non-Pro Related Items

    I am 53 and play. I need to get out more, for sure - just been doing shinny lately, need to get on a team though.
  14. Fred not Lynn

    Beer Leagues, Gear, and other Non-Pro Related Items

    Wait, you mean SOME of your season includes full-contact hockey at those ages?
  15. Fred not Lynn

    And they ask why MLB attendance has been decreasing

    You’re missing the point. You’re not paying the theatre to see the film, you’re paying for the overall experience; The huge screen, state of the art sound, camaraderie of a co-audience, the smell of hot popcorn, and yes cold, overpriced pop... If you’re not into that, then you’re not who...
  16. Fred not Lynn

    Psssssssssst 2019

    You say that like you were THERE or something...
  17. Fred not Lynn

    And they ask why MLB attendance has been decreasing

    The part that the article leave out is the MAJOR LEAGUE baseball isn’t the only “baseball” you can choose to attend. You want free parking, cheap tickets and affordable F&B? Go to a minor league game, or a college game, or an independent league game. You want the best beef, you go to a $100 a...
  18. Fred not Lynn

    Teaching A Kid To Throw And Catch From Scratch - help?

    When you teach catching and throwing skills, you don’t necessarily need to link them as playing catch, because at first the main thing you’ll be practicing is ball-retrieval skills... get a bucket of balls of your choice and spend a bunch of reps throwing them off into a field, or a fence or...
  19. Fred not Lynn

    Minor leaguers and the upcoming rule changes

    Playing pro baseball at any level can position you well to participate in the well-oiled Youth Sports Industrial Complex. The youth baseball world is littered with programs who have “former [insert MLB team here] player Fred Jones” as head coach (even though a quick Google shows that the...
  20. Fred not Lynn

    Beer Leagues, Gear, and other Non-Pro Related Items

    That’s not an outdoor rink, that’s a shitty indoor rink.