Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 11/16/10 at 03:02 PM ET
This post is about as A2Y-specific as they come. So, if you’re reading on the main page and you, you know, aren’t fond of us…you may want to just keep on moving.
By my calculations, and you all know that doesn’t exactly spell “precise”, I’ve got five games left in my season. It could be more depending on satellite coverage in various parts of the world. But all I know for certain is that I’ve got five left while stateside before heading out on a long, long, long pleasure cruise that’s gonna go right up to the parade I’ve confirmed is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th in Hockeytown. I bring this up now because there are a few things we have to discuss as we move closer to the departure date.
First: I’m going it alone. What I mean by that is I’m gonna try and keep the blog going by myself. Voox nailed it last year while I was gone and I apprceciate it, but I think he learned quickly that it can be a burden as much as it can be a blast. He knows that he’s always got posting priveleges here, but I’m not going to put the whole deal on his shoulders. You’ll still hear from Okie every game day, too. I’ll be posting the Live Blogs and I’m going to see how the rest of it works: posting my opinion on the Wings and on other things without actually watching hockey. You’ll have to keep in mind that if I don’t post for a while, it’s due to bandwidth issues at sea.
Secondly: there is no secondly. That was pretty much it. Posting up to the time I leave is going to be a bit sporadic as I’ll be getting ready to go. I’m telling you guys this because you need to know how this season’s gonna work here at A2Y, not to generate 19 “goodbye” comments. None of you are ever shy about voicing your support for what I do as a day job and for what everyone in uniform does for a living. I appreciate those sentiments and there is no need to re-hash them here. I got it. And I appreciate it.
Oh, and thirdly, because there’s always a thirdly: There’s gonna be an H2H2. And you’d better go because it’s going to be bigger, better and bitchier than last year. Jen MacRostie and all those who made it happen last season have been working this one, literally, since the day after Herm hit Hockeytown. Contact Jen for all the info you need: jennyquarx at gmail dot com.
Speaking of fourthly, I’ve been giggling like a little bitch at the Colin Campbell saga. (a) because Tyler Dellow’s a great blogger and it’s absolutely awesome to see him getting cited all over the MSM for this thing. (b) because so much about this league is a farce, and it’s great to see such bullshit exposed like this and (3)....
Looking like a group of geniuses right there, eh? And check out Gramps in the middle. Conspiracy theorists?
So…hey all you fuchsticks who claim our Tin Foil Hats have no merit? Huh. What do you have to say now? Still completely out of the realm of possibility that Gary Bettman’s hatred of Detroit, the Ilitch family and the Wings is that far fetched? Really? If Campbell is doing this, or was, has been, whatever…is it that hard to imagine an email trail with “Holmstrom” as a subject line?
On the Campbell thing, check out Mandingo’s comments over at the Emperor’s main page. He’s drilling it.
Okie Dokie then. Enjoy your Tuesday bitches.
Oh wait…fifthly. See this from Uncle Mike yesterday? I’ll bet the Pimp and Ozzie are having themselves a hate-fest today.
It doesn’t appear as if Osgood is ready to return as Jimmy Howard’s backup for Wednesday’s game.
“He didn’t last seven minutes in practice, so I guess he’s not ready to practice,’’ Babcock said. “I thought he was staying out for practice. I didn’t even notice he was gone.”
Ok. Now I’m done.
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