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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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RWBill's avatar

Excuse the pedantry

He’s excused.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/22/11 at 10:36 AM ET

Don’t the State Police list them on a web site?

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/22/11 at 08:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

“40 below keeps the rif-raf out”  yeah…that crap about the winters is spot on.  Holy BALLS it gets cold here sometimes.  Got snow coming tonight.  Weeeeeeee.
Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 04/22/11 at 05:37 PM ET

I’ve been going to start my early list for eventual “retirement”, or at least potential next state moves.  I was looking for something off the humid and dank east coast, yet not Saginaw.  Orange County, CA is too expensive and taxxy, Albuquerque came to mind, North Dakota might be the best yet (wonder if they tax military retirement pay?).

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/22/11 at 08:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

The BUF/PHI game is on in a few minutes.  If you’re watching (and perhaps the NSH/ANA game for the thrilling bloodletting), do we use this current thread or last night’s LB?

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 08:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

OOHHHHHHH   A Cleary goal on Philly

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/22/11 at 08:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

2:24 into the first, it’s 1-nil BUF.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 08:45 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

“Tyler Ennis finds a crack in Bryan Boucher!”

I like the sound of this already.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/22/11 at 08:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

3:51 into the first, it’s now 2-nil BUF.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 08:47 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Oh are you kidding me?  Boucher is a bigger sieve than Breezy! 

You can’t believe those 2 bad goals so close together.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/22/11 at 08:48 PM ET

SYF's avatar

You can’t believe those 2 bad goals so close together.

Posted by RWBill from Imported from Detroit, Land of Todd-Ber-Tuz-zi !! on 04/22/11 at 07:48 PM ET

I facepalmed and then I rofl’d.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 08:53 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Brian Engblom doesn’t know how to STFU.  Jeebus, he loves his voice.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 08:56 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“Big shot by Van Reimsdyk…swallowed by Miller.”

Really, Versus?  Really???

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:02 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“Danny Briere gets it up high in his whole career.”

OMG, Versus.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:05 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Hola SYF,

just turned on the BUF/PHI game.

Forslund and Engblom (the Hitlerite) - - egad

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Aloha, Counselor.  Forslund has had some verbal gems this game already.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:09 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Philly - - imploding

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

3-nil BUF with less than three and a half to go in the first.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Here comes Leighton for the Flyers.  And the Flyers fans go nuts.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:11 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Brian Boucher

doing his best Bobby Lou impression tonight?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

brb, 19.  The chow line’s calling.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ryan Miller - - gotta love the Michigan boy.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

BUF players dropping like flies - - and it still won’t help the Bullies

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

B. Boucher 8 - 11,  0.727 save%,  that’ll win a lot of games

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:17 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

So, what does history look like for teams that play 3 different goalies in a series?

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/22/11 at 09:21 PM ET

Sullyosis's avatar

Damn, can’t believe Philly is effing up so bad. One game they’re the defending conference champs, the next night they are the illustration of why a goonish team doesn’t succeed in today’s game.

Posted by Sullyosis from A hateful lair in Post Apocalyptic US (or Arizona) on 04/22/11 at 09:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I have never had love loss for he Flyers. 

Loved the Sabres for the longest time - - just because of “the Voice”

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ryan Miller = stud

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Ryan Miller = stud

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 08:43 PM ET


runs in the family

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/22/11 at 09:44 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’m back and I see it’s still 3-nil BUF.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

LMAO!  I didn’t mean to come back to see the Flyers finally getting on the board.

3-1 BUF.  8:12 into the second.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:49 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Oh man…they’re coming back fast and hard.

3-2 BUF.  WTF, Sabres?

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:52 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

3-2 now, uffalow

10:03 to go in the 2nd

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/22/11 at 09:53 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

damn SYF, what did you bring back after dinner?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 09:54 PM ET

SYF's avatar

The difference between the ‘Nucks and the Flyers is that the Flyers made the goalie change and it worked.  The ‘Nucks were gutless from the start and it cost them the whole game.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

damn SYF, what did you bring back after dinner?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 08:54 PM ET

I cooked a shrimp boil (minus the andouille sausage) for dinner, Jeff.  LOL!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:56 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Like Lindy Ruff wanted to talk to you, Brian, because you ask aggravating questions.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 09:58 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

PHI has decided to have a determined forecheck - - have no idea where that concept was to start the game.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 10:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Just like to say, “Leino sucks this playoff year.”

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 10:04 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“And Philadelphia reloads from their own end.”

Forslund’s horny.  I swear he is.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 10:06 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I’m out - - catch you guys in tomorrows threads.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 10:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Later, Jeff.  Thanks for hanging.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/22/11 at 10:13 PM ET

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