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Bruce MacLeod: The Anti-Digger

The man is on fire.  He started his Red Wing Corner blog less than a week ago and immediately solidified himself as the credible source of info amongst Wing beat writers.  He can’t be described as a Deep Digger, because he’s too good.  Case in point, this afternoon.  Bad news on Bertuzzi and, for Flame fans, Regehr.

Calgary defenseman Robyn Regehr didn’t skate again, Wednesday, and isn’t expected to play Game 1 of the playoffs against Detroit Thursday. Regehr injured his knee in a game last Thursday and hasn’t skated since. When healthy, Regehr will match up against the Wings’ top line of Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom.

Forward Todd Bertuzzi won’t dress for Thursday’s Game 1 against Calgary. “I don’t think he has any chance of playing tomorrow,” said Detroit coach Mike Babcock after Wednesday’s practice. “We’re day-to-day. We think he’ll have an opportunity to play on Sunday.”

MacLeod’s status has been a topic of discussion here for a while. Credible, factual, timely and actually a very good writer. He definitely doesn’t fit our glossary’s definition of a deep digger.

4. Deep Diggers
Abel to Yzerman was founded on the premise that the Wing beat writers suck, and suck it hard. We have little faith in their abilities to ask the difficult question, search our the story below the surface, or even do their jobs on most days. But we protect them, for they are ours. We blast them and complain about them, but rely on them for information. It’s an awkward relationship we, the fans, have with this unusual group. They, the Wing beat writers, are the Deep Diggers.

For now he is: Bruce MacLeod, Anti-Digger…until one of you geniuses comes up with something different.

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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