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by IwoCPO on 01/23/12 at 04:04 AM ET
I’ve never read Saskatchewan’s Star Phoenix and I don’t know their blogger, the imposing “openicehitter”, but this hit my news reader this morning. So I thought I’d share.
Another sketchy play by a Detroit Red Wing, as Hank Zetterberg pushed Columbus d-man Nikita Nikitin into the boards, with Nikitin looking like Al McInnis when big Al broke his hips … brutal and dangerous play by Zetterberg, but hey, when you play for the Wings, you can do as you please. Nobody ever gets sat down when they wear the winged wheel …. Target guys heads, break their wrists with a vicious slash, no big deal … This is emerging as Brendan Shanahan’s weakness. Shanahan has proven to be far more competent than old Colin Campbell … a little media pressure will probably get Shanahan straightened out. Question is, anyone in the big media or tv spots have the cojones to say anything ?
Wow. He sounds a little sad.
“Another sketchy play…” Yes. Because, traditionally, the Wings are so dirty. So…sketchy. Nobody ever gets sat down as a Wing…unless you’re Brendan Smith, or unless you’re the two greatest players in the game who happen to be nursing injuries so you opt out of the Bettman circle jerk. There’s that. And hey, I’m wondering when Patrick Sharp took wood to Lidstrom’s sack, essentially costing us the ‘09 Cup, where was the suspension then, even if it had extended into the following regular season? Where was Malkin’s suspension? ‘Member that?
Oh, I know. Shanny wasn’t around, wasn’t doing the discipline thing. But who was commissioner then, and who’s Shanahan’s boss now?
“Brutal”? Really? No. Zetterberg applied pressure but didn’t shove. Anyone who’s seen that with clear eyes and innocence in their hearts knows Zetterberg’s intent was not violent, or dangerous or “brutal” and neither was the play itself. Dummy.
Look. That was a tough play. It was. And I don’t think any one of us would have been surprised or particularly offended by a suspension. But Brendan Shanahan is not dumb and he’s not going to let bias shadow a decision like that because it would be too easy to nitpick as this dumbass has. Do I think that Brendan Shanahan feels he is among the very, very select and fortunate favorites of the giggling, drooling, adorable 8lb 6oz manger miracle Christ child because he wore the historic red and white? Of course. But his ties to the Wings didn’t have a bearing on this.
He’s not the only one, though. Nope. Not the only one claiming Shanny’s on the take from the Mayans and the Wings. Oh no. Could someone please find me a little bitch from a blog that’s chock full of them? Thank you.
Shanahan Rules No Suspension Or Fine Regarding Kronwall Hit
Well there it is, this is honestly getting a little ridiculous. It seriously seems like he is showing either some bias, or some horrible judgment. No fine, no nothing, wow.
That’s from Mile High Hockey, of course. It’s referring to the Kronwall/Kessler hit from about a month ago. I’m sure Denver’s interests lie strictly with the integrity of the league and not the urine stains every one of them still fret about dating back to the ownership Shanny had over Patrick Roy. And it was just that…flat out ownership. Suck it Denver.
And Saskatchewan? I’m sorry. Seriously. I’m sorry the Wings have won four Cups since the last time your country did. I know it’s hard. It is. But it’s also life and it’s reality. There can be only one, Saskatchewan. And that one is in Hockeytown, MI.
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