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Heat Got You Down?  Read About Roy’s Self-Destruction

For more than 7 years we’ve had a few constants here at A2Y: unbiased, even-handed analysis of the greatest franchise in professional sport, a love for bright, clean, shiny fire trucks, the misuse of commas in a long-winded, descriptive phrase, puppies, hookers and the Czech midget pimps who love them, warm PBR, cheddar cheese and the unbridled, perverse joy we feel when fans of the teams we hate are sad.

Having said that, we give you this today with a thanks to WIIM for the pointer and the Backhand Shelf for the brilliance.

The record books will tell you that goal was scored by Brendan Shanahan, assisted by Steve Yzerman and Nick Lidstrom. Don’t believe it. That goal was scored by Patrick Roy’s Enormous Ego, unassisted.

After the game, Roy put on what has to be one of the greatest postgame performances of all time, by not only showing up to the media scrum but literally refusing to acknowledge the goal happened.

Read the rest and then read it again.  Then send it to a Dive fan, if you can find any.  And then read it again because it’s awesome.

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monkey's avatar

Also, what happened to Columbus trying to get a “home run” for Nash?  This seems more like a bunt.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 07/23/12 at 09:31 PM ET

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Things are going to be a lot different next season.
Posted by monkey from pushing Jimmy Howard on 07/23/12 at 04:37 PM ET

http://thehockeywriters.com/2013-nhl-draft-top-30-preseason-rankings/

2012-2013 potential Red Wing slogans:

Suck for Seth

Miss for Mackinnon

Blow for Barkov

Regress for Ryan

I’ve decided to embrace not making the playoffs. The Wings need a hig draft pick. Miss for Mackinnon!!!

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 07/23/12 at 10:19 PM ET

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hig = high

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 07/23/12 at 10:20 PM ET

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Detroit will have to scratch and claw, but I don’t think they’ll miss the playoffs.  Situations like this bring out the best in Babcock. 

Columbus managed to actually get worse.  They’re the doormat to end all doormats.

Nashville is very close to being completely irrelevant.  Doormat in waiting.  If they were going to match they would have already.

St. Louis is in a holding pattern.  Unless last year was a major fluke, and it may have been, they should win the division easily.

Chicago.  Middle tier team.  They’ll make the playoffs and go absolutely nowhere.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 07/23/12 at 10:40 PM ET

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If Weber SUTER SUTER SUTER leaves Nashville, he’d better land in Detroit. If Parise leaves Jersey, he’d better land in Detroit.  If either of them sign elsewhere, Ken Holland failed.

by IwoCPO on 06/01/12 at 11:30 AM ET

Yes, indeed, he failed as a GM miserably. “Kenny must go” chant should start just about now.

Then again, if building a contender for a draft lottery and a solid chance at the number 1 overall pick in ‘13 NHL draft was the goal than he succeeded mightily, of course.

One prediction you can take to the bank: no more playoffs until Kenny is gone.

Posted by Alex on 07/24/12 at 09:29 AM ET

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Yeah,yeah, yeah…...Kenny must go? Like he is the sole reason that every decent possible acquisition decided to play elsewhere???

It’s a new world out there, folks. Just because WE think that every last desirable player in the league should line up at our door to play for a discounted contract, evidence is piling up that most players don’t feel that way.

It’s got to be Kenny’s fault, obviously. Oh, yeah, and let’s not forget Babcock. He’s bound to have had a hand in all this.

You ungrateful , entitled sons of bitches.

Posted by dougie on 07/24/12 at 10:04 AM ET

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Next year’s draft class has already been pegged as one of the best in recent memory with highly skilled players at every position.

At least we have something meaningful to hang our hopes on.

Posted by Alex on 07/24/12 at 10:45 AM ET

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At least we have something meaningful to hang our hopes on.

Trading away our first round draft pick for another Kyle Quincey?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 07/24/12 at 10:46 AM ET

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Every last desirable player in the league should line up at our door to play for a discounted fair market- price contract.

Fixed

Don’t tell us Kenny is waiting for a call from a star player for a discounted contract while filling his car at a gas station.

Posted by Alex on 07/24/12 at 10:50 AM ET

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You ungrateful , entitled sons of bitches.

Posted by dougie on 07/24/12 at 08:04 AM ET

I resemble that remark.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 07/24/12 at 01:54 PM ET

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How long before Shea Weber demands to be traded to Philadelphia?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 07/24/12 at 09:55 PM ET

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Posted by Alex on 07/24/12 at 07:29 AM ET

Back away from the razor blade, sunshine.

You ungrateful , entitled sons of bitches.

Posted by dougie on 07/24/12 at 08:04 AM ET

My mum wouldn’t like that.

At least we have something meaningful to hang our hopes on.

Trading away our first round draft pick for another Kyle Quincey?

Posted by monkey from bunting for Nash on 07/24/12 at 08:46 AM ET

Heh…oh snap.

This team will do better then most think…but that’s getting a bit too…pharmaceutical…

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 07/25/12 at 01:01 PM ET

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This team will do better then most think…but that’s getting a bit too…pharmaceutical…

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 07/25/12 at 11:01 AM ET

That would depend on “what most think.”

Last season:  48-28-6,  3rd in Central.

Gone - without replacement
#5   70 g/p, 11g, 23a, 34 pts, +21
Stu 81 g/p, 6g, 15a, 21 pts, +16

55 defense points, +37

The best player of a generation; and a rock solid, stay at home D-man - - gone.
Nothing in the cupboard.

Granted, I am not “most”, but I figure it’ll take a miracle to get to 22 consecutive seasons in the playoffs.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 07/26/12 at 01:37 PM ET

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Granted, I am not “most”, but I figure it’ll take a miracle to get to 22 consecutive seasons in the playoffs.

Really?  I was thinking more along the lines of a couple of prayers and maybe a novena or two.

Posted by calquake on 07/26/12 at 04:00 PM ET

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Granted, I am not “most”, but I figure it’ll take a miracle to get to 22 consecutive seasons in the playoffs.
Really?  I was thinking more along the lines of a couple of prayers and maybe a novena or two.
Posted by calquake on 07/26/12 at 02:00 PM ET

Forget your novenas and rosaries. Damn the tor-PETA, small animal sacrifices will be required just to lose in the first round again.

Stink for Seth! Miss for MacKinnon! Embrace the Season of Suckage and rebuild through the draft.

Trade Mule to the Isles or C-Bus for a 2013 first rounder and a bag of pucks to impove our odds in the draft lottery.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 07/26/12 at 05:25 PM ET

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