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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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SYF's avatar

Mmmm….Heidi Androl.

Delish.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 01:17 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Heh.  Jarrett Stoll sticking his ass in Joe Thornton’s face as they’re scrumming for the puck in the corner.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 01:37 AM ET

SYF's avatar

CLANG!

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 01:41 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Heh.  Jarrett Stoll sticking his ass in Joe Thornton’s face as they’re scrumming for the puck in the corner.

Posted by SYF from I-75 and Dix Hwy on 04/23/11 at 11:37 PM ET

jock strap inspection

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 01:41 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

3-1

sloopy goal

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 01:44 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And the Sharks get on board with about 14:00 left in the second.

3-1 Kings.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 01:44 AM ET

SYF's avatar

jock strap inspection

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:41 PM ET

Well, in Joe’s case, it would involve all five of his senses.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 01:44 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Well, in Joe’s case, it would involve all five of his senses.

Posted by SYF from I-75 and Dix Hwy on 04/23/11 at 11:44 PM ET


eewwwwwwwwwww

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 01:48 AM ET

SYF's avatar

eewwwwwwwwwww

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/23/11 at 11:48 PM ET

I know!

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:00 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Posted by SYF from I-75 and Dix Hwy on 04/24/11 at 12:00 AM ET


LOL

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 02:04 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Niittymakki’s giving up huge rebounds and the Kings aren’t anywhere near them.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:07 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And it’s 3-1 Kings at the end of two periods of play.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:10 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

still anyone’s game IMO

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 02:11 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Word, stoney…esp. in this series.  The Kings twice had big leads only to lose those games.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:19 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Here we go.  Third period.  Let’s see if the Kings will close down this game.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:27 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

natreeo nikeeamakeeakey!!!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 02:28 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Kings got Nittymakki going right to left on his ass and he still robs Doughty of a sure goal.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:29 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

johansthin quix!!!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 02:30 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Stupid Kings are chasing the puck…in all three zones.

What the hell are you coaching them, Murray???

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:33 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

PP to SJ to tie it?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 02:44 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Posted by SYF from I-75 and Dix Hwy on 04/24/11 at 12:33 AM ET

Yep, chasing the puck, horrible puck management, and did you see the SJ goal?  Again, D Doughty has an easy out, instead tries to stick-handle his way out and his dicking around costs his team a goal.  He’s the new Mike Green.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/24/11 at 02:45 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

um, i mean to draw within one ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 02:46 AM ET

Sullyosis's avatar

No feed…in fact, gonna call it a night soon.

What’s the status of the Kings?

Posted by Sullyosis from A hateful lair in Post Apocalyptic US (or Arizona) on 04/24/11 at 02:46 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa…!  It took the Kings three times (twice on the same player’s stick) to clear the zone on their PK.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:48 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

3-1 kings, 8:11 ileft n the 3rd, 20 seconds left on a sharks PP

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/24/11 at 02:48 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Literally, West, the Kings very best player is Quick and they’re overworking him with some seriously shitty play.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:50 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

3-1 kings with 6:37 left and another Sharks PP begins

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/24/11 at 02:51 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Literally, West, the Kings very best player is Quick and they’re overworking him with some seriously shitty play.

From what I’ve seen this series, each team is only capable of playing 30 mintutes a night; LA the first 30 minutes, San Jose the last 30 minutes.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/24/11 at 02:52 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Fuch you, Thornton.  You diving sack of shit.  I’ve seen you take worse hits than that along the boards.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:52 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Sharks kill the last 19 seconds of their own PP with Clowe taking a badly timed roughing call.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 02:56 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Posted by ChrisinA^2 from Michigan, home of the Old Wings on 04/24/11 at 12:52 AM ET

No shit man. I’ve watched most of this series and I honestly think both teams deserve to lose the series

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/24/11 at 02:57 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Niittymakki pulled with 2:11 left in the game.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 03:02 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

g’nite

more to come tom

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/24/11 at 03:07 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Kings are so bad, they can’t even hit an empty net and yet they still win the fuching game.

3-1 Kings.  Jonathon Quick stopped 51 of 52 SOGs.

Sharks up 3-2 in this series.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/24/11 at 03:07 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

LA has had a 3-0 lead 3 times in this series and are still down 3-2 in series

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/24/11 at 03:08 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

LA has had a 3-0 lead 3 times in this series and are still down 3-2 in series

Posted by ChrisinA^2 from Michigan, home of the Old Wings on 04/24/11 at 01:08 AM ET

 

Yup at a minimum they are the ones that should be up 3-2.

The Rangers should have had the Caps on the brink too, but they couldn’t get the puck into the net even a little.  What, 2 OT games weren’t there?

Caps are much better defensively than last year, and still very talented offensively.  Pretty sure they couldn’t make it through the West though.  One thing seeing the Caps in person versus the Wings,  they are BIG.  All of their guys seem like they’re, what 6-4, 6-5?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/24/11 at 10:13 AM ET

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