Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 07/01/12 at 10:05 AM ET
Here. Start with this….
NJD GM Lou Lamoriello was in TOR last night to meet with Zach Parise, who will decide within the hour if he is going to UFA at noon ET.
More in a minute, but nothing earth shattering. So, don’t get all excited.
I’m only talking to people I trust today, people who won’t tell me bad things and lies just to watch me react in a way that makes them laugh, like I do at Blues fans when they’re sad.
So, I’ll be checking here and most likely dying slowly with 19 of you. And I’ll be doing that (checking in and also dying slowly because I suck so very bad) from the golf course.
Key phrase today: Signing bonus. Unlimited, obscene, absolutely impossible to turn down signing bonuses. Two of them. In the gazillions. Do it Mike.
Key phrases that would me me frigging lose it, and I mean absolutely lose it today:
“We like our core and didn’t need to do as much as we first thought.”
—No you don’t and no you didn’t back in February, March, whenever, when you said you were going to be aggressive on 1 July. Liar.
“Too rich. Too steep. Too much. Too high.”
—Too. Fuching. Bad. If I hear those words, somebody needs to just go home. Is Mike Ilitch going to say them? No? Then spend, bitch. Spend it all. Yeah, Kenny, that’s you and I’m sorry for calling you a bitch.
—If Ken Holland uses those two words, like that, in that order, without the words “trade” or “traded” within four words of the “Cory Emmerton” combination, then I’m going to just vomit on the spot. Don’t ever, and I mean EVER, try and convince me this kid is a reason we didn’t deal for Parise, Semin, Nash or Gerard Gallant.
“We’ll keep kicking tires”
—I hate that phrase anyway, “kicking tires.” If we hear that today it means we’ve been shut out and bent over. Don’t even talk to the media if you don’t come back with some real cheese Kenny. I don’t want the 30 slice packs. I want a block of really good cheddar. And if you can’t score it? Well, you just stay silent because I don’t want to hear the bullshit.
I want to hear two things today. One from Holland and one from Ilitch. Ready?
“This is the day we’ve been planning for since last July. For a year this is exactly how we envisioned it. Zach and Ryan were the two guys we’ve been targeting, scouting, petting and giving secret money to via off shore accounts and go-betweens who may or may not be connected to Greek crime syndicates. We’re happy today.”
“Cuppy. Cuppy. Cuppy.”
Oh, and anyone who doesn’t believe Brodeur’s in Chicago by 1700 raise your hand. No? Nobody? I didn’t think so. He’s a Hawk already, I’m betting.
I’m off to the golf course. Please, baby Jesus. Please, please, please bring me what I want today.
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