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by IwoCPO on 12/27/06 at 03:03 PM ET
Alright…you asked for it. You shall receive it. There seems to have been a popular response to our recent attempts to translate Mike Babcock’s quotes. A little background: Babcock babbles and rarely completes a sentence. There’s your background.
So, from time to time, the A2Y research staff does their best to re-write his quotes for him in an easier to digest fashion. Like today’s for instance.
“Sammy’s back, back with us, back tonite and could be back for the Minnesota game which is tonite..a back-to-back-to-back Jack. Everyone’s back except for Kopecky who’s got the back thing. Well it’s really not a back it’s a collarbone so he’s not back, won’t be back until he says he’s back. Sammy’s definitely ready to go, at least he was at the morning skate, yesterday’s not today’s. Love the morning skate. Like to skate. Everyone likes to skate around Christmas. I had ham for dinner.”
See? Didn’t that make sense? Did he say that, word for word? No. But…that’s how we interpreted it. So, to answer your question Acid Queen…no, there will be no audio evidence.
But, there will be a MBCQD (Mike Babcock Consolidated Quote of the Day). When? Daily.
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