Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 11/24/10 at 10:30 AM ET
You know…we don’t ask for much. As Wing fans, we don’t want you to like us. We don’t want gifts. We’re not looking to recruit you if you’ve ever had a fleeting affection for any team other than Baby Jesus’ favorite. All we want is honesty. And when I say “honesty”, I mean the occasional admission that our team is better than yours. From top to bottom: from drafting to scouting to management to coaching to excellence on the ice.
What we’re asking for is this…
The Big Red Borg conduct their activities around one common purpose…to expand their ever-increasing dominance in the NHL, overtake ever NHL opponent they come across and to add the biological and technological distinctiveness of those other opponents into their own in pursuit of hockey perfection.
Or in other words…they’ve come looking to kick our collective butts, much as they have done to others all season long.
I’d suggest that this manifesto should be mandatory reading for all NHL fans, particularly those in cities where hockey fans have found it hard to come to grips with the fact that dynasties are good for sport, good for hockey and that one is alive and well in Hockeytown. That, in case you’re new to A2Y, is called Swagger. And we bathe in it.
Oh, and your daily Hart monitor from the same genius bit of prose…
Then there is Detroit’s own human cyborg, Nicklas Lidstrom. At the age of 40 he seems to never wear down…if anything he just gets better as he advances throughout the years. He’s dished out 17 assists so far to go along with 3 goals and is a +3 during this 2010-11 NHL campaign. He career +434 is, dare I say, almost superhuman.
I’m not sure if I’ve said this recently, but man…it’s good to be a Wing fan.
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