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“lkjfdshlhhhdzyez,” said Krupa

Gregg Krupa might be a nice guy and we all know that when it comes to redolence, he’s tops.  But he’s a little too smart for us. We’re hockey fans, Gregg. Wing fans to be precise.  We say “redolent” all the time here and not a damn one of us knows what it means.  You gave us that gift, Gregg. But now you’re pushing it. I’m not real fond of the second “g”, either. Just FYI.

I have no idea if Krupa feels like our tradition of tossing winsome, willowy, dead Octopi onto the JLA ice is good or bad.  No clue. Because I don’t understand a frigging word he writes.  Dammit man.  We read sports pages because we don’t understand Hamlet.

Detroit News

Eliminating the 59-year tradition of good-luck octopus tosses would cost the NHL money, and that is about what commissioner Gary Bettman and a ton of other guys with iPhones obsess in the league offices every day.

“That is about what…”  What? 

So, fear not.

Et tu,  Krup-eh?

Lest we forget, that is why we do it.

“Lest”?  Seriously.  Who the hell says “lest” in conversation.  “I should urinate after this 7th beer without relief; lest I soil myself.”

But my concern here is not that “they” will abjure our tradition.

“Abjure”....isn’t that a mustard?

Remember, this is a game in which delays are both strategized and, often, the product of manifest conspiracy.

Aha, now we’re talking bitch.  Now we’re talking. Finally, a word we understand. Good, good. Go with that.

Delays in play are desired by one side and abhorred by the other.

Shut your abhor mouth, Krupa.

Wait though.  Oh, it gets better. 

The priests of Santeria, the combination of Roman Catholic, African and Native American traditions practiced by millions, say multiple evil spells cast at the same target may needlessly confuse things. Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese application of astronomy and geography to aesthetics with the intent of encouraging peace and well-being, suggests that if something intended to attract good fortune gets confused or causes bad feelings it might result in, well, less peace and well-being.

Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah. Charlie Brown teacher talk.  Holy. Hell.  This guy’s writing a hockey story for hockey fans and talking about…Feng Shui?  What. The. Fuch?  You can take that Hong Kong Phooey shit straight to Denver Greg.  Because, brother?  We’re not feeling it.

Thankfully,  there was one line in there that most of us can relate to.

“...it may be a bad idea to toss too often.”

Exactly.  Blindness and all that.  RWBill?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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stonehands-78's avatar

clank

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 10:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

tied it 1-1 with 6:04 to go in the 3rd

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 10:33 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Hi Stoney, who ya rootin for ?  BOS becoz of Thomas ?

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 04/23/11 at 10:35 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

i like timmy, flint native
but
the habs are my favorite of the east
canadien, eh?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 10:38 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

OT

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 10:44 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

Damn, I can’t figure out which team doesn’t want to win this the most.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 04/23/11 at 11:00 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Posted by monkey from bat country on 04/23/11 at 08:42 PM ET

Now that there’s some funny sh*t.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/23/11 at 11:00 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Heya, stoney.  Thanks once again for the updates.

Syf, that rabbit is probably delicious.  Is it bad that’s what I think of when I see it?

Let’s Go Habs.

Posted by Sullyosis from A hateful lair in Post Apocalyptic US (or Arizona) on 04/23/11 at 07:17 PM ET

Well, if you mean this Rabbit…

...then I’d say you’re really, really bad, Sully.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nice stop by Thomas.  Go BOS.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:03 PM ET

Trish's avatar

WHAT a comfy OT for me; no white knuckles, no edge-of-the -seat, no yelling, no projectiles flying aboot the room . . . .
I yike it.

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 04/23/11 at 11:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

That got the better of Price and he loses his helmet.  No goal.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

playoff OTs ... no TV timeouts

i yike grin

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:18 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

again ...

open net choke for the habs!

or

great D by the bruins!

pick your choice ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 07:29 PM ET

... but this time in OT.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:25 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sopel being his usual dumb.

Bs on the PP with 3:48 left in the OT.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:28 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

no guts

they aren’t gonna call the penalty shot?

no guts

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:28 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

that save was “priceless”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

And we go to 2OT.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:33 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

5th inning coming up

expos and red sox

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:34 PM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

This game is not good for my blood pressure.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 04/23/11 at 11:34 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I’m glad I’m an impartial observer here.  This game is highly entertaining which would be lost in stress if I cared who won.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/23/11 at 11:36 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Kings and Sharks underway.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:42 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

LA 1, ANA 0, at 16:24 in the 1st.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 04/23/11 at 11:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Lost me feed on the Kings/Sharks game for a bit and it came back showing 1-nil Kings.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:47 PM ET

Modnar's avatar

Bah. Had a CBC feed for the Montreal/Boston game, but it died. Alas, Versus.

It’s amazing how entertaining playoff overtime hockey is when every shot doesn’t induce cardiac arrest.

Posted by Modnar on 04/23/11 at 11:51 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

2-0 LA at 12:46 of the 1st

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 04/23/11 at 11:51 PM ET

SYF's avatar

3-nil Kings now with 11:18 left in the first.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:54 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

3-0 at 10:18

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 04/23/11 at 11:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Niemi chased for Nittymakki.

Crazy good goal by Penner.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

3-0 LA? already?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

3-0 at 10:18

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 04/23/11 at 10:55 PM ET

No three-goal lead is safe anymore.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/23/11 at 11:56 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

TIMMAH!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 12:00 AM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

Jeebus Thomas.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 04/24/11 at 12:01 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Monster save by Thomas on Gionta.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/24/11 at 12:01 AM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

Nathan Horton with the win for the B’s

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 04/24/11 at 12:05 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Bees win

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 12:05 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And it’s BOS with win.

2-1 BOS with 8:05 left in the 2OT.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/24/11 at 12:05 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

now ...


go kinks, go

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 12:09 AM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

go kinks, go

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:09 PM ET

Indeed.  Later all, I’m off to bed.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 04/24/11 at 12:10 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Later all, I’m off to bed.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 04/23/11 at 11:10 PM ET

Later, FiVA.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/24/11 at 12:14 AM ET

SYF's avatar

3-nil Kings at the end of one period of play.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/24/11 at 12:17 AM ET

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