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Around The Blogosphere: Bubba, YouTube, Benjamin and Bobby

I don't like Bubba. I don't like his inferiority complex, the fans or The Gay. I definitely do NOT like Steve Sullivan, Paul Kariya or Tomas Vokoun. I don't like their announcers and I don't like their baby-turd colored uniforms. I don't like the way the The Gay crowd used to make those annoying sounds with their BBQ-sauce stained fingers pressed together, pointing in unison and sounding like a band of choking gypsies. And, I don't like Peter Forsberg. Wow...this could turn into an old fashioned hate-fest. Via Spector,
THE HOCKEY NEWS: Adam Proteau reports a player agent speculated on Peter Forsberg's future. The agent casts doubt on Forsberg re-signing with the Philadelphia Flyers and has heard a rumour that he might be dealt to the Nashville Predators. Proteau doubts this will happen. "More likely destinations include Calgary, Anaheim and, dare we say it, Toronto", he writes.

You Tube is going to carry NHL highlights.  Now that’s alright.  They say there could be 24 hours between the end of games and posting of video. I hope it’s less so I can include that in your daily recap.  We’ll see.

You may have read my manifesto on the Messier Leadership Award.  I feel shame.  Tom Benjamin’s blew mine away.

Not only was he an awful player in Vancouver, he was the worst ever captain of the Canucks “leading” them through what was the most divisive and disappointing three year period in team history. Messier floated through the games, he hid from the media after embarassing losses and he chirped on mates who were outworking him. He stole his $20 million. Yet the debacle in Vancouver counts for nothing. It has all but been erased. It couldn’t have happened.

The myths surrounding the (Cold F/X) greatest leader in sports will always trump any reality.

Remember when we all felt joy at the thought of the Wings acquiring Roberto Luongo?  Oh, the rumors of that possibility had us all snapping our fingers in unison to the live version of “Chevy Van.”  Why?  Well, “Chevy Van” is a cool tune and we all wanted Luongo in net for the next decade.  But, alas, it didn’t happen and we were left with the goalie who defeated Luongo last night.

A good thing?  In the short term, sure.  Hasek’s playing better.  The long term?  Let’s not discuss that right now.  Let’s instead journey into the mind of Canuck fans after last night’s event.

Waiting For Stanley

Sure, Jan Bulis is a knob. He ‘interfered’ with Hasek in the crease when Alex Burrows scored the potential tying goal. That could have tied it…yadda yadda. Luongo should have stopped that shot by Franzen…why???? Because the Nucks are paying him $6 million to stop those ones to keep the team in it. Once again, Luongo is not equal to the task.

Looks like it could be a long, cold winter for Bobby.


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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