Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 11/17/09 at 05:46 PM ET
Or something like that. The emperor posted a MacLean’s interview with Rosby’s Daddy today and one portion of it stuck out even more than the rest. Don’t get me wrong, every answer is filled with lies and ineptitude. But this one hits home for many of us.
Q: You were booed when you presented the Stanley Cup—and that was in the United States.
A: I was booed presenting the Stanley Cup in Detroit to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Had I been presenting it in Pittsburgh I probably wouldn’t have been booed.
You were booed in Detroit because every single one of us knew you got exactly what you wanted. And you’d gone out of your way to make sure it happened.
But it wasn’t just the scheduling, the officiating, the blind eye toward what should have been an automatic suspension. It’s much more and much longer than that Gary. You were booed in Detroit because there are real hockey fans there who know what you’ve done to the sport and what you’ve tried to do to the Ilitch family and the Wings.
You can call it “parity” in public Gary. But we know better and so do you. In your little office, beneath your Rosby and Kane posters, when the fire is lit and the brandy comes out? It’s called “watering down the Wings.” Well. Nice try bitch.
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