Abel to Yzerman
Updated at 1835 (below) with severeal outright lies from Ken Holland. Attaboy. Oh come on. Take a joke already. Ken Holland didn’t say that in his giggles-for-all, four-way, no-holds-barred phoncon with the NHL media today.
But he might as well have.
“At this time of year, you’re looking for experience,” said Holland. “Everybody would love to have a top-six forward or a No. 4 or 5 defenceman. Everything depends on price.”
Left work at approximately 1830 last night with the intent of settling in for a pleasing Wing victory over Bubba and the 13,000 faithful at The Gay. Clearly I was disappointed, and not just in the game.
A couple things we can go ahead and list as facts: if the Wings have any strong desire to keep their roster intact and maintain their “culture of winning”, losing four straight two weeks before the deadline probably isn’t the way to do it.
Oh, and your boy Jimmy looked good tonite, eh?
Out of the mouths of the insane, only in this case our sociopathic goaltender sounds fairly reasonable.
‘‘We have lots of passers, lots of skilled players who can pass the puck, that’s why it wouldn’t hurt to get one player who can have one-timer on the power play, something like that,’’ Hasek said.
Not a bad article from Helene St. James appearing in tomorrow’s Free Press. It’s becoming pretty clear to everyone that Ken Holland’s plan to stand pat (and we all know that’s what he intended if the lineup was intact) is falling by the way side pretty damn quickly.
Steve Yzerman inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame tonite. Seems like a good time to point you to two exceptional Yzerman links.
Young Jimmy’s been recalled as the Miracle gets sidelined with an ailment sure to get the creative juices of the MSM going: a hip.
The Wings have recalled goaltender Jimmy Howard from Grand Rapids because Dominik Hasek is day-to-day with minor inflammation of his hip flexor. They placed Niklas Kronwall on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 30, when he suffered a sprained clavicle, to make room for Howard. Chris Osood will start Tuesday in Nashville with Howard dressing as the backup.
Updated 1855: video below. Watch the replays for yourself, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Slap shot from Lidstrom, a blast that Giguerre never saw. Holmstrom on the fringe of the crease. Goal. Disallowed. Game, essentially, over. 3-2 Anaheim.
I guess the discussion about contracts and even the underground talk mentioning Charlie Buckets as trade bait in the event he asks too much are kind of, you know, out the window now.
I’m no math whiz, but “six to eight weeks” comes out to April 10th, or March 25th, or maybe longer and that puts everything on the table now brother. Sundin, Jagr, Jokinen (have we heard that before?). Of course, the prices just went up since Kenny’s working with the worst kind of bad hand: a glaring need. And, yeah, it’s glaring.
Wyandotte puck bunnies will be happy.
Just when you thought you’d had all the Wing gear you could handle. Your bulkheads are covered in banners. Your wardrobe is red, white and white, red. Every hat, every t-shirt, every gym bag…all Red Wing.
Well, because I care, I bring you the penultimate (there you go Baroque) addition to your Wing collection.
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