Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/10/12 at 08:38 PM ET
Tonight Tomas Holmstrom will play in his 1000th NHL game, all with the Detroit Red Wings.
But did you know his first NHL was typical Holmstrom style?
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,
His English has improved, but it’s all relative. His accent used to be so thick that people couldn’t even guess where he was from. Now at least they try. “They go, ‘Are you French Canadian?’ ” Holmstrom said. ” ‘Yeah. Oui.’ “
His skating has improved, too. But again, it’s all relative. Holmstrom will become only the 48th man in NHL history to play 1,000 regular-season games with one team, and according to the man who discovered him, Hakan Andersson, the Wings’ director of European scouting, “he’s the worst skater of them all.”
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