Kukla's Korner

Abel to Yzerman

Nobody Likes A Delicate Genius

As a Red Wings fan there is a lot to be happy about.  There is also a lot to get pissed off about.

The happiness comes from the Red Wings, the best Organ-I-zation in sports, and their fans.  The two greatest forces in hockey.  The anger comes from everything outside of that.

As the first post since the Wings were eliminated, you might expect some sad reflection and wondering on what could have been.  Maybe on any blog other than A2Y that would happen.  Over here, cocky arrogance is never replaced with quiet melancholy.  It’s not in our DNA to get all emo and pout.  Real Red Wings fans remain optimistic.

There will be those who cast doubts on the future of the team.  The lips on their mouths flapping in the wind like the wizard sleeves they are to anyone who will listen.  You can almost hear the Delicate Genius’ wizard sleeves slapping together when he writes this:

In Hockeytown, when the team wins, it feels like destiny, and when it loses, destiny took a breather, sure to be back next year, ready for a kiss, right?
Well, at the risk of having my head taken off, don’t be so sure.

Sure, Mitch.  We’ll listen to what you have to say.  You’ve been so good to Red Wings fans writing the semi-annual article in between feeling up old ladies you meet on your book tour.  Of course, this blog was created as an opposing force to the moronic drivel Red Wings writers like the Delicate Genius offer us.  So why stop now?

 

There is a reason real Red Wings fans hate the Delicate Genius.  He is the definition of a bandwagon journalist.  A hack who draws a salary to comment on something he knows nothing about, and cares even less for.

But ignorance doesn’t stop the Delicate Genius.  Tell us, Mitch, why the sudden negativity?

I had a unique chance to watch this second round from afar—for the first time in years—and minus the coating of our hometown optimism, I have to say this:
They were beaten.
And it could easily happen again.

Give me a fauxing break, Mitchell, I can read between the

lines

sentences you wrote.  You watched this second round from afar?  Bullshit.  You were too busy on tour selling the saccharine drivel you pass off for books to mindless Oprah housewife-zombies to watch any playoff hockey this season.  As we know, Versus is carried in very few US cities, and exactly none of the retirement centres and schools on your book tour.

Real Red Wings fans deserve so much more than you.  We deserve more than the Deep Diggers too.  We deserve journalists who understand how well this team really did this season.  Despite the early playoff exit, Wings fans should be proud.

Looking back to January, the playoffs seemed like a remote possibility.  We kept the faith and it was rewarded.  Not only did we make the playoffs, but we ended up in 5th position when many other teams would have gone fetal after being molested by Jobu all season.  We overcame incredible odds but ultimately lost to the 2nd place team in the NHL during the regular season, San Jose.  There is no shame in that.  It’s not like we lost at home to the 19th place team in game 7 to end our chances of another Stanley Cup.  That would be pathetic.

The future is bright in Hockeytown.  Every player on the team buys into our system.  Every player is committed to winning.  Every season.  We have the best management, scouting, and cap management in the NHL.  In Tick-Tock we trust.

Not the Delicate Genius, however.  More drivel from his wizard sleeve:

And remember, the Wings’ recent success has coincided with years of the Sharks’ underachieving. If San Jose finally has figured it out—along with coming teams like Chicago and defending champion Pittsburgh—that’s not good for Detroit’s chances.

STFU, Mitch, you have no idea what you are talking about.  The Western Conference should be renamed after Mike Ilitch.  After all, it was his leadership at the helm of the Red Wings which led to our style of management and play.  No other team has shaped their competitors like the Red Wings have.  Ever.

The reason the Western Conference dominated the Eastern Conference for the past decade is because of the Red Wings.  The Wings forced the entire conference to learn how to play defence in order to have a shot at beating us.  There is a reason they say to get the Cup you have to go through Detroit.

While other teams may emulate us, they are always a little behind.  The Wings style continues to evolve and adapt to the changing game.  We will be a front-runner again next season as we chase Cup #12.  We will be a front-runner the season after that.  And after that.

So spare the fair-weather journalism for those who don’t understand hockey.  Hockeytown is too smart not to believe that the legend of the Red Wings Dynasty will continue to be written.  Never bet against the Red Wings.  Real Wings fans know better than that, and so should you, Mitch.  We don’t deserve, or care for, bandwagon journalism.  Save it for a more appropriate audience.  Like Pens fans.

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Comments

« Previous        < 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›      Next »

Chris from NOHS's avatar

Mitch wrote a column about how the team should be dismantled after their 2001 playoff loss.  That’s pretty much all you need to know about Mitch’s Red Wings knowledge.

Posted by Squiboda from Port Huron, MI on 05/13/10 at 11:13 PM ET

Here’s that column:

http://mitchalbom.com/d/node/2129

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 05/14/10 at 03:14 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Here’s that column:

http://mitchalbom.com/d/node/2129

Posted by Chris from NOHS from the Ohio State University on 05/14/10 at 01:14 AM ET

Retarded then and still retarded now.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 05/14/10 at 03:38 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Finally, I think it’s best to remember that this season was an aberration with all the injuries. We never really got to play our style or our tempo (speed is one of our best weapons) so I don’t buy that other teams have “caught up to us” or “have figured us out” or anything like that. Teams have known what we were going to do for a long fuching time because it’s their job to know. With video scouting and all the other tools out there, every team knows every other team really well. So what?

“Ok son, see that, Datsyuk made that guy look like a fool. Don’t let that happen ok? And see how Zetterberg out-willed that guy? Yea, don’t puss out like that.”

Look at Montreal using the freaking trap. Everyone knows what’s going to happen but they can’t do shite about it. The only thing Crosby was right about were his comments about Cammeleri: they were all looking for the guy and trying to contain him but he was “just executing really well.”

The Sharks and Hawks are close because they’ve taken our personnel, players and coaches both, and have consistently tried to build around our style. They not only “imitated” our style of play but our style of management, from drafting onwards. And finally, after years of futility or playoff blue balls, they’re having success. In the Sharks’ case it is also because Jimmy Devellano told Doug Wilson to keep faith and make small tweaks…Just Like The Wings Did.

No try. Only do.

I have to stop writing these lengthy posts. I miss my crackwhores…

Posted by Osrt on 05/14/10 at 12:39 AM ET

I think this is extremely true and shouldn’t be overlooked.  Nobody was saying anything about teams catching up to us until now, because we got eliminated by a team who has consistently been having regular season success in the style of the Wings for quite some time.  The thing is though, even though we were healthy and hot as hell after the Olympics, I don’t think we were ever truly able to develop deep seated team chemistry because of the injuries in the regular season.  We were never able to really and truly play our game during the playoffs, except in round 1 game 7 and round 2 game 4, but those were clearly the exceptions and not the norm.  I feel like if we had been healthy all year, by the time the playoffs rolled around we would have been playing our style without even thinking about it, total second nature.  Without developing that solid chemistry all year it was very hard to not over-think every decision.  Nothing was second nature or deeply instilled, it was almost like a team trying to play Wings hockey but not quite executing it because of the regular season clusterfaux.  I think with a solid rest and hopefully not another season of Jobu (fingers crossed) we should be back to being able to execute our style better than anyone else.  While it is true that the Hawks and Sharks have gotten better at playing Wings style hockey, in my opinion we got eliminated because we weren’t even able to truly play it ourselves.  When we are truly rolling and executing like machines without nervously overthinking so much, NOBODY can out-Wing the Wings at their own game.  Nobody.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 05/14/10 at 05:39 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

By the way, totally off topic but still so fun to talk about, I was watching the full highlights of the Habs/Pens game 7, and I noticed yet another example of Rosby being the absolute gutless and classless “captain” he is.  At the 6:25 mark in the highlights, watch Rosby intentionally and blatantly trip Gomez to keep him from getting to and clearing the puck.  He takes a quick backhand shot and is blocked, and both him and Gomez fall down while the puck floats away from them.  Gomez starts to get up and can definitely reach it, Rosby looks straight at the puck, sees it, sees that Gomez will get to it, and then intentionally trips him with his stick to keep him from getting to it.  It’s not even debatable it’s so blatant.  A side note to this is that the ref at the top of the screen is staring straight at the play, no call, but that’s not even surprising anymore and not the point.  The point is, how can any living person see that and attempt to defend it?  I don’t care how frustrated he is, knowing he’s about to be eliminated, whatever.  A great captain would never pull shit like that.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 05/14/10 at 06:47 AM ET

edillac's avatar

nice too see you’re still alive Osrt,and a good write on soviet school,
but they always had a great shooter on the team,and the Wings dont have one,that is why we lost this year,need someone who can be a reliable scorer,not just streaky scorer,or passer-scorer,or 3rd line once a season scorer,a sniper wee need,and if he backcheckes once or twice a game that is enough,but not more,needs to make himself avaliable for scoring opportunities,not cockblocking

Posted by edillac from isolation on 05/14/10 at 07:36 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

PIM is a meaningless number as it is not an indicator of a player’s contribution to the team.  Other than Datsyuk who can steal the puck without touching the other pkayer, the accurate observation is that if a player hasn’t chalked up a healthy number of PIMs he isn’t playing hard enough and probably doesn’t have his teammates’ back in the trenches, that responsibility then having to fall on a teammate not afraid to jump into a scrum knowing a penalty will be coming. 

so Lidstrom’s lack of PIM is an indicator he doesn’t play hard enough?  come on.  PIM is an important stat, although the raw number lacks some context - it still measures how often the team is hurt by a particular player.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/10 at 10:19 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

yet another example of Rosby being the absolute gutless and classless “captain” he is

11 slashing penalties during the regular season, as per On the Forecheck, earning him the most slashing penalties in the league.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 05/14/10 at 10:25 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

And that’s with the protection granted him by the league.

Sidenote: Willie Mitchell called out Colin Campbell for having too many close relationships with some teams (making it difficult to mete out justice), and also called him out for not punishing Malkin. 

Reading between the lines:  Colin Campbell loves the Pen(i)s.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 05/14/10 at 10:28 AM ET

Bent's avatar

DC for the Tampa job??  That’s awesome.  He would probably pick players based on how much noise they make while on the bench.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/14/10 at 10:53 AM ET

VooX's avatar

DC for the Tampa job??  That’s awesome.  He would probably pick players based on how much noise they make while he fellates them on the bench.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/14/10 at 08:53 AM ET

Fixed that for you.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 05/14/10 at 11:13 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

  PIM is a meaningless number as it is not an indicator of a player’s contribution to the team.  Other than Datsyuk who can steal the puck without touching the other pkayer, the accurate observation is that if a player hasn’t chalked up a healthy number of PIMs he isn’t playing hard enough and probably doesn’t have his teammates’ back in the trenches, that responsibility then having to fall on a teammate not afraid to jump into a scrum knowing a penalty will be coming.

so Lidstrom’s lack of PIM is an indicator he doesn’t play hard enough?  come on.  PIM is an important stat, although the raw number lacks some context - it still measures how often the team is hurt by a particular player.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/10 at 08:19 AM ET

I think PlM is only a really good stat for forwards when it’s either a really high number or a surprisingly low number for a guy who gets lots of minutes.  Penalties for forwards are random happenstance often enough that you only get meaningful numbers when you get weird ones.

I do happen to think that penalty minutes for defensemen should be paid more attention though.  While there are still random fluctuations caused by a batshit insane reffing standard, a defenseman’s penalty minutes (minus fighting majors) generally show how often the guy gets himself out of position, as that’s where a majority of penalties taken by D-Men happen. 

For instance, Mike Green took 54 penalty minutes to Nick Lidstrom’s 24.  That means Green took 15 more minor penalties.  Over the course of a season, Mike Green put his team shorthanded a full half-game more than Lidstrom did.  Now you can talk about points and plus/minus and quality of competition all factoring into it as well, because they all do, but those numbers don’t get overlooked when talking about the value a defenseman brings to a team.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 05/14/10 at 11:17 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

you can talk about points and plus/minus and quality of competition all factoring into it as well, because they all do

that’s the thing about stats in hockey.  you can never just look at one stat and make a conclusion.  it’s mind-numbing the amount of peripheral effects figure into every stat.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/10 at 01:08 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Preach it OSRT!  Good points from a one handed typist. 

Andrew…thanks for the compliment but…..

“It’s a Shoalzie”

  My love for the movie drew me to it.

Putting a “C” on your shirt does not make you a leader. Rosby is the prime example of this.  I think somebody here used this quote earlier but I am too damn lazy in the off season to search for it.  It’s from the Pens Eulogy over at P-Daddy place…

But the fact of the matter is that Crosby deserves praise—unlike last June, Sid the Kid was at least able to withstand the rigors of a Game 7, play the entire game and shake his opponents’ hands after the game. That kind of leadership is rare.

I chuckled…..............

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 05/14/10 at 02:24 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

that’s the thing about stats in hockey.  you can never just look at one stat and make a conclusion.  it’s mind-numbing the amount of peripheral effects figure into every stat.

Which is why it’s mind-numbing that Mike Green is a Norris Trophy finalist.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 05/14/10 at 02:46 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Posted by edillac

We have shooters though. Franzen, Zetterberg, Cleary (sometimes), Hudler now and even King Lidas all shoot a lot or should be. That’s part of their “role” and it’s only when they don’t do it that we suffer. Of course, we all know that having Dats and Fil shoot more would help a lot, if only to keep the opposing D honest and create chances for the guys with the harder, more accurate shot.

Hey Voox, you should try to arrange a blog post from that top rated Corsi analyst who says it simply doesn’t work for hockey. I know you’re busy but that would be a great summer project, especially to shite on TPSH’s face, which I know is a pet hobby.  LOL

Posted by Osrt on 05/14/10 at 04:05 PM ET

ThroatShot's avatar

Well at least we didnt loose against the Habs. Maybe we can get Hal Gill next season?

Posted by Lucce from Kingdom of Zweden on 05/13/10 at 01:15 AM ET


No one lost to the Habs in the second round. Jobu has been sneaking injury problems on MTL during the playoffs at almost the rate of the Wings in the regular season. The remaining Habs D and the upper-chunk of the Hamilton Bulldogs defensive corps was playing the blue line that shut down Thid “Not My Fault” Rosby.

Posted by ThroatShot from Pensacola, FL on 05/14/10 at 04:50 PM ET

ThroatShot's avatar

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=529016

While we complain about our Detroit sports journalists, let me highlight the hard-hitting questions Thid was cornered with after the gag-balling. I have inserted intelligent responses in place of the faggot’s:

“Was there a time when you felt the series got away from you guys?”

A: Yeah, like 10 seconds into the 1st period of Game 7 when I blew it. Until that point, we were in control of the series. Now STFU.

“Does the toll of two long seasons come into play at some point?”

A: I would have to say, most definitely. I mean those couple extra weeks of playing were in no way offset by the summers off. :/

“Could you in your worst nightmare imagine getting down four goals to that team?”

A: You mean the team that just beat the dominant team from the regular season? Or were you talking about during intermission when the PeeWee team beat us?

“Obviously, you weren’t surprised by the Canadiens in this series, but did they add another layer of willingness that you did not suspect?”

A: Your question is stupid, and so are you. Unless “another layer of willingness” refers to the anal pounding given by the refs to any team we face, I don’t know what you mean.

“Are you completely healthy?”

A: Yes. I find that minimizing the time I spend inside my own blue line really helps.

“Can you put into words losing in Game 7 and knowing this building is closing?”

A: I bet some Red Wing bloggers will really enjoy this. I am going to go cry in Mario’s basement now.

Posted by ThroatShot from Pensacola, FL on 05/14/10 at 04:58 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

@ AndrewfromAnnArbor: I’m going back to Berlin on May 28th and will be there until July 29th. Let’s try to meet up if you can.

Posted by Osrt on 05/14/10 at 05:52 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Rosby’s postgame interview was just total classic Rosby - no credit given whatsoever to the other team.  Calling Halak “their goalie”, really?  Is he too unimportant to even know his name?  Also basically predicting they’ll lose eventually because they’ve been outchanced so far.  Complaining about his penalty because it was 10 seconds into the game.  So it shouldn’t have been a penalty then, but perhaps in the 2nd period it would be ok for that to be called?  Amazing.  He clearly has no idea the amount of calls that have gone specifically in his favor over the years.

Anyways.  Man I’d love to see Parise wearing the winged wheel.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 05/14/10 at 08:48 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Rosby’s postgame interview was just total classic Rosby - no credit given whatsoever to the other team.
Posted by stayouttamalibu from Temporarily in Tempe, AZ on 05/14/10 at 06:48 PM ET

Yes that is a consistently Bush League character flaw of that little Bitch.  You’ve got more sand than I’ve got, my stomach convulses every time I see an image of that smarmy Peckerhead and even more his speech so I avoid exposure to that disease as much as possible.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/14/10 at 09:56 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Osrt, what’s happening with her during your 2 months in Berlin? Can I be “of service”?

Tee Hee, JK


Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/14/10 at 10:04 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Boston goes up 3-0 and then starts playing not to lose.

Microcosm of the series right here. now 3-2.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 05/14/10 at 10:12 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Philly ties it.  Boston =/= heart.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 05/14/10 at 10:22 PM ET

creasemonkey's avatar

3-3.  Still waiting for the nuclear bomb to drop.

Posted by creasemonkey from sweet home san diego on 05/14/10 at 10:22 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Osrt, what’s happening with her during your 2 months in Berlin? Can I be “of service”?

Tee Hee, JK

Haha. She live in Berlin so I’ll be servicing the European front the whole time. Tour of Duty, Osrt style grin

Microcosm of the series right here. now 3-2.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas

They will have Epic Fail attached to them.

Leino is looking good. I’m happy for him.

Posted by Osrt on 05/14/10 at 10:26 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Leino is looking good. I’m happy for him.
Posted by Osrt on 05/14/10 at 08:26 PM ET

Pattin’ Gramps on the back. aLOL.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/14/10 at 10:58 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

San Jose, Boston, Chicago, Montreal.
Which team doesn’t fit for $100 Alex?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/14/10 at 11:03 PM ET

creasemonkey's avatar

San Jose, Boston, Chicago, Montreal.
Which team doesn’t fit for $100 Alex?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 05/14/10 at 09:03 PM ET

Currently looks like Boston.

Posted by creasemonkey from sweet home san diego on 05/14/10 at 11:29 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Wow Philly.  Or should I say wow Boston?  I don’t know who to wow more.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 05/14/10 at 11:36 PM ET

Modnar's avatar

That performance by Boston almost makes me glad we got knocked out handedly in five games. Almost.

I can’t believe I was half rooting for the Flyers to do the impossible there. First I want Montreal to win and now this? I feel so dirty.

Posted by Modnar on 05/14/10 at 11:41 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Pattin’ Gramps on the back. aLOL.

Posted by MOWingsfan19

He’s all over the highlights. Pretty crazy.

I’m rooting for the Habs to get to the SCF but I think PHI has a better chance against the West. Either way, the East is going to get destroyed.

Posted by Osrt on 05/14/10 at 11:46 PM ET

creasemonkey's avatar

Pronger has some knowledge of both the Sharks and Blackhawks and knows the best places to use his elbow for maximum damage.

Posted by creasemonkey from sweet home san diego on 05/14/10 at 11:54 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Ahhh, the Boston Bruins.

Wings and Pens fans can agree on one thing now:  thank God our team isn’t the Bruins.

What do you even do now as a Bruins fan?  I would imagine even Simmons will have a column about this epic collapse…

Posted by Primis on 05/15/10 at 12:19 AM ET

Wings_Fan_In_KC's avatar

Jesus F*cking Christ In A Handbasket!

Well, well, well…...

The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders welcome the newest members of the “Impossible Comeback Club” and that is…...the 2010 Phildelphia Flyers.

Veeeeeery elite company there boys.

163 NHL series have occurred where one team went up 3-0 and only THREE have ever won the four straight required to take the series.

Impressive.

I don’t think they stand a chance against Halak and the Habs but we’ll see won’t we.

Posted by Wings_Fan_In_KC from ...somewhere southwest of The Motor City... on 05/15/10 at 01:11 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Impressive.  Absolutely impressive.  Simon Gagne completely changed that team when he came back for Game Four and they’ve won four straight from Boston since then.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 05/15/10 at 01:34 AM ET

Osrt's avatar

Can’t sleep. Good thing, because I might have missed this:

http://www.battleofcali.com/2010/5/14/1470761/hayden-christensen-syndrome

Posted by Osrt on 05/15/10 at 06:47 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Can’t sleep. Good thing, because I might have missed this:
http://www.battleofcali.com/2010/5/14/1470761/hayden-christensen-syndrome
Posted by Osrt on 05/15/10 at 04:47 AM ET

Thanks, Osrt.
Always good to start off the weekend with a good laugh.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/10 at 11:56 AM ET

AndrewFromAnnArbor's avatar

Do you think this will do?

How’d you get a picture of my man-cave, Cap’n D?  Have you been following me?  And my 1805 Linkwood and 20 year-old Szeged salami better still be there…

I can count on one hand how many games he’s been spotted at

Are you allowed to give away such privileged information, Gumby?  And don’t assume Mitch watches the games on TV if he’s not there in person—I imagine he’s one of those people who doesn’t have one out of some idiotic high-minded ‘principle’ and not because he just doesn’t care for it like a normal person without a TV.

Good to see you chime in, BTW.

Actually I believe it should be “My name is” rather than “I am”.

Pedant.  I hate you.

Thanks for the praise. I like to think I know what I’m talking about, especially when typing with one hand.

You generally do, unless you’re talking about Jenna Jameson.  Just what are you doing with that other hand?

Damn good breakdown, though.  Reasonable and it cut right to the quick of what we’re all avoiding—it’s easy for any team to ‘beat your system’ when half your team is made up of AHLers.

My love for the movie drew me to it.

Still damn cool, Rummie.  Great part of that movie.

“Does the toll of two long seasons come into play at some point?”

Shurely not!  Why, they’re bright young things who don’t feel the toll of long seasons followed by deep playoff runs!  That only hurts old and over-the-hill teams like Detroit!

@ AndrewfromAnnArbor: I’m going back to Berlin on May 28th and will be there until July 29th. Let’s try to meet up if you can.

Absolutely bitch.  I’ll bother my boss on Monday, failing that I’ll fly over for a weekend.

Goddammit Boston, you’re killing me.  How did you blow that one?

Frigate.  Hire the Douche Canoe before Tampa Bay snaps him up (oh, how beautiful that will be…but too bad it won’t last).

Posted by AndrewFromAnnArbor from Fortress Europe on 05/15/10 at 12:32 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

Posted by AndrewFromAnnArbor

I need your email address….
hockeytowntodd at hotmail dot com

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 05/15/10 at 12:59 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Haha. She live in Berlin so I’ll be servicing the European front the whole time. Tour of Duty, Osrt style

Ah, that is outstanding.  I expect there will be quite a few trips through the Brandenburg gate.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/15/10 at 02:03 PM ET

« Previous        < 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›      Next »

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com