Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 08/02/08 at 03:24 PM ET
From Hcpce.cz, this electrifying news:
PARDUBICE — Mistrovská sezona 2004/2005 byla pravděpodobně poslední, kdy mohli fanoušci pardubického hokeje vidět na českém extraligovém ledě kanonýra Milana Hejduka…
“Sorrowful news: Milan Hejduk says he’s probably retiring (from hockey altogether, not just the NHL) when his Avalanche contract is up in two years. His knee appears to be deteriorating.”
HeyDuke? Deteriorating? Breaking down? And all at the cost of $8 million to the Avs over the next two years? Alas, that would be such a shame.
And yet strangely, I’m not as sad as my PPA friend. Go figure.
P.S. The hockey card is mine, part of a series I created during the 2006 Playoffs. That was when my
fu#@&!ing bastard team
Vancouver Canucks were sent golfing for the first time in 6 years, and so I had plenty of time on my hands.
And clearly, the bitterness to fuel it. But dammit, I still think that card stands the test of time…
P.P.S. (Update 10:15pm PT):
Since it appears that nearly every Avs fans who comments on this post—with the exception of Greg (i.e. who is also Mr. PPA, who did the translation for me, up above) and the always-friendly Shane of the Colorado Avalanche Talk blog—seems to have no sense of humor, I thought I should add that I am actually a fan of Hejduk. The hockey card was a joke (TWO YEARS AGO!) and not a freakin’ political statement against the guy.
Good God, why must so many hockey fans be so uptight??
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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