Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 10/22/11 at 03:17 PM ET
No, that will come on 13 December when the Wings play Pittsburgh. Tonight is something almost as special though. As Okie pointed out this morning, “we” have ourselves a measuring stick game.
And if the rulers are coming out, brother…
Wait. A word of caution to all the high-brow readers who haven’t blocked A2Y from their KK front page yet: I’m going to do something juvenile and borderline obscene after the click.
If the rulers are coming out then you’d better believe Uncle Mike’s got his Conk ready.
I told you. I’m sorry. But I did.
And speaking of dicks, don’t think the Wings have forgotten about this one.
The Caps’ new goalie said he chose Washington over Detroit for a few reasons, most notably the fact that he believes the Caps are closer to winning it all than the Wings.
“Looking at Washington’s lineup compared to Detroit, they are comparable teams,” Vokoun said. “But Detroit in last 10 years won three times Stanley Cup. And Washington never won it. But that’s a lot better challenge for me and the team, to be able to do something special.”
He later added: “My belief is this team has a better chance to win than Detroit does. And they showed a lot more interest, so that was the key for me, too.”
We may not have realized it then, way back in September, but Tomas Vokoun provided the Wings with their first STFU moment of the season and I’ll bet more than a few Swedes and probably a Russian all took a minute to check their schedules.
It should make for a special night in the capital, special for the thousands of transplants who will fill the Verizon Center and even more warm and unique for Vokoun as he’s reminded, again, to keep the word “Detroit” out of his mouth.
I woke up wondering this morning, though, if Tommy’s still got the same problem with his mouth. I clicked on over to the Post, hoping for a bit more ammo, but couldn’t get past the headline in hockey-crazed DC’s main paper.
Hey, they spelled “Red Wings” right. I guess that’s all that matters.
Now as for Tommy? Well, since he’s moved to DC he’s been reading up on the wacky Constitution and he’s found some parts he likes.
“It’s a free market and I believe in free markets,” he said. “That’s why I like living in the U.S. It didn’t work out for me in a sense because I didn’t get what I was expecting. But it’s a free market and I can live with it. I never had a chance to be a free agent. I always signed contracts before they expired and I thought, ‘I’m 35, why not try one?’
“In a sense I got burned a little bit, but that’s life. What are you gonna do?”
Yep. That’s life. Most likely it’s life to the tune of about 4 pucks buzzing past that big mouth and into the net tonight. We’ll see how the tale of the measuring tape turns out then.
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