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Hank’s a little like Dougie

This story may have slipped through some radar screens, but the Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek penned a really remarkable article about Henrik Zetterberg's leadership while comparing the Wings' undersized but ultra-competitive captain to Doug Gilmour, and Duhatschek's comparison struck one of Zetterberg's teammates, Mikael Samuelsson, as completely accurate:

There was unique pressure on Zetterberg this year because he was replacing the venerable Nicklas Lidstrom as the Red Wings’ long-time captain, but according to Samuelsson, that wasn’t how Zetterberg approached it at all.

“I think he sees it with joy,” said Samuelsson. “Let me see if I can find the right word. It was like a big honour for him. I don’t think he’s changed that much from the type of guy he was, or in his role in the locker room, even if he’s the captain. A great guy stepped down in Lidstrom and (Zetterberg) is still the same guy – and that’s how it should be, I think. The guys have more respect for that – you don’t have to change a whole lot just because you’re the captain. I just take the hat off to him. It’s not like he is super fast or has a super good shot. But he’s a hell of a player, just the way he protects the puck.”

I reminded Samuelsson of another player that fit the description he just gave of Zetterberg - Doug Gilmour, back in his Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs days.

In those days, I used to tease Gilmour all the time – how come a guy with a shot that couldn’t break a pane of glass; who was too small and too slow to play could have such an impact on the outcome of every game. Gilmour always laughed. As with Zetterberg, he often played his best hockey when it mattered most; when the stakes were highest.

“Exactly,” said Samuelsson, who has also been around long enough to remember Gilmour in his prime. He then asked a great question: “How, as a scout, can you see that at a young age? You never know how it’s going to turn out.”

The story continues with Ken Holland re-telling the story of how the Wings stumbled upon Zetterberg, as well as a Babcockian comparison that isn't far off--a suggestion that Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk's play and leadership are reminiscent of Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov.

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MsRedWinger's avatar

Hank does seem to be relishing his role.  And he has led the team in the best way possible - by getting the job done on the ice.  I couldn’t believe how cool and calm he was in the post-game interviews after the Wings won that Game 7 in Anaheim.  He didn’t look like he was breathless, or sweaty, or tired at all!  He has said before that playoff hockey is what he looks forward to, and it shows.  It’s obvious that he loves it!

On another topic, was Baby Mule #2 born yesterday?  Details, please!  smile

Posted by MsRedWinger from GlennieAbbyLand. Now in Flori-Duh. on 05/14/13 at 10:14 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

they make a big deal out of scouting.  I think it’s really, really simple.  you take the guys that have “good hockey names.”

look at our stars…Yzerman, Fedorov, Shanahan, Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk.  those are great star-sounding names.  then you have guys like Quincey, Kindl, Emmerton, those aren’t really star-sounding names.

grin

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 10:30 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

look at our stars…Yzerman, Fedorov, Shanahan, Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk.  those are great star-sounding names.  then you have guys like Quincey, Kindl, Emmerton, those aren’t really star-sounding names.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 11:30 AM ET

And thats why I’m not a scout.  Id be the guy who drafted players like Clutterbuck, Robin Big Snake, and Clitsome.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/14/13 at 10:44 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

And thats why I’m not a scout.  Id be the guy who drafted players like Clutterbuck, Robin Big Snake, and Clitsome.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/14/13 at 11:44 AM ET

LOL

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/14/13 at 11:01 AM ET

TKShreve's avatar

Don’t forget everybody’s boy - Ron Tugnutt

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 11:06 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And thats why I’m not a scout.  Id be the guy who drafted players like Clutterbuck, Robin Big Snake, and Clitsome.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/14/13 at 11:44 AM ET

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 05/14/13 at 11:19 AM ET

Figaro's avatar

Trade for Klinkhammer!

However, Tommy Wingels?  Is there a less intimidating hockey name out there?

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 11:49 AM ET

TKShreve's avatar

However, Tommy Wingels?  Is there a less intimidating hockey name out there?

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 12:49 PM ET

Lovejoy?

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 11:52 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

ok wait, at the bottom of the article above, there’s a link to this article….

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/in-the-battle-of-the-captains-getzlaf-dominating-zetterberg/article11842265/

In the battle of the captains, Getzlaf dominating Zetterberg

I guess since it was written before game 6, we can cut him some slack…but apparently he’s one of those “you’re only playing well if you’re scoring” kind of spectators.  which means two things:

- 98% of NHL players play poorly every night
- this guy shouldn’t be writing hockey articles

 

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 11:53 AM ET

Figaro's avatar

Lovejoy?

At least with Lovejoy you can give him the “Reverend” nickname as a nice shout-out to the Simpsons.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 11:54 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Trade for Klinkhammer!

too bad he’s not a defenseman.  having a Klinkhammer/DeKeyser d pairing would be sheer awesome.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 11:55 AM ET

Figaro's avatar

^^^^^ LOL!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 11:55 AM ET

SYF's avatar

However, Tommy Wingels?  Is there a less intimidating hockey name out there?

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 12:49 PM ET

Shattenkirk.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 05/14/13 at 11:56 AM ET

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Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 12:55 PM ET

Some people still don’t like the Germans. Wonder why?

 

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 11:57 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Shattenkirk.
Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 12:56 PM ET

As in “Excuse me, I have to go shattenkirk.”

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/14/13 at 11:57 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Well we have our own in Tootoo.  Guess where we’ve been with that.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 05/14/13 at 11:59 AM ET

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Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/14/13 at 12:57 PM ET

I lol’d.

Always thought Cheechoo was a wuss name as well.

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 12:00 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Speaking of Germans:  Maik Klingsporn.  Seriously.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 05/14/13 at 12:10 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Cheechoo and Tootoo playing with Klinkhammer and DeKeyser.  that’s a t-shirt for sure.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 12:11 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Leave to Douchehatcheck to compare Z, a Conn Smythe winner, a gentleman who is all class, to a journeyman hack that played for seven NHL teams and is a rapist (allegedly). He is an embarrassment to the HOF. If six GM’s got rid of you during your career, you don’t belong in the HOF. Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/14/13 at 12:34 PM ET

TKShreve's avatar

Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF.

That would leave out a good deal of shoe ins.

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 12:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Leave to Douchehatcheck to compare Z, a Conn Smythe winner, a gentleman who is all class, to a journeyman hack that played for seven NHL teams and is a rapist (allegedly). He is an embarrassment to the HOF. If six GM’s got rid of you during your career, you don’t belong in the HOF. Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 05/14/13 at 01:34 PM ET

That was my first thought, Captain. Disgusting!strong] No comparison what so ever!

The Blues traded Gilmour after he was named in a civil suit alleging sexual improprieties with a minor, whereby it was claimed he had un-consented sexual intercourse repeatedly with a 14-year-old girl. The suit alleged that the Blues had pretended to negotiate payments to the girl and her family while trying to trade Gilmour to another team, without disclosing the suit to the receiving team. The suit also alleged that the girl was “psychologically overwhelmed and seduced” by Gilmour, and that the team was aware of this conduct occurring at St. Louis Arena.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

 

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/14/13 at 12:47 PM ET

SYF's avatar

What was wrong with comparing Zata to Yzerman, who is also undersized but ultra-competitive?

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 05/14/13 at 12:51 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF

Well, not to say that isn’t a bad idea, but here are some guys that might disagree with you:

Ron Francis: Whalers, Hurricanes, Penguins, Leafs (4)
Brendan Shanahan: Devils, Blues, Whalers, Red Wings, Rangers (5)
Brett Hull: Flames, Blues, Stars, Wings, Coyotes (5)
Cheli: Habs, Hawks, Wings, Thrashers (3.5, no one really counts the Thrashers)
Paul Coffey: Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Canes, Bruins (9)
Larry Murphy: Kings, Caps, North Stars, Penguins, Leafs, Wings (6)
Teemu Selanne: Jets, Mighty Ducks, Sharks, Avalanche, Fighty Ducks. (4.5)
Igor Larionov: ‘Nuckers, Sharks, Wings, Panthers, Devils (5)
Hasek: Hawks, Sabres, Wings, Senators (4)

Or you know, The Great One: Oilers, Kings, Blues, Rangers (4)

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 01:14 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF.
Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 05/14/13 at 01:34 PM ET

Well, there goes Gretzky’s chances.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/14/13 at 01:15 PM ET

TKShreve's avatar

The Malik Report
Hank’s a little like Dougie

by George Malik on 05/14/13 at 11:00 AM ET
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This story may have slipped through some radar screens, but the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek penned a really remarkable article about Henrik Zetterberg’s leadership while comparing the Wings’ undersized but ultra-competitive captain to Doug Gilmour, and Duhatschek’s comparison struck one of Zetterberg’s teammates, Mikael Samuelsson, as completely accurate:

  There was unique pressure on Zetterberg this year because he was replacing the venerable Nicklas Lidstrom as the Red Wings’ long-time captain, but according to Samuelsson, that wasn’t how Zetterberg approached it at all.

  “I think he sees it with joy,” said Samuelsson. “Let me see if I can find the right word. It was like a big honour for him. I don’t think he’s changed that much from the type of guy he was, or in his role in the locker room, even if he’s the captain. A great guy stepped down in Lidstrom and (Zetterberg) is still the same guy – and that’s how it should be, I think. The guys have more respect for that – you don’t have to change a whole lot just because you’re the captain. I just take the hat off to him. It’s not like he is super fast or has a super good shot. But he’s a hell of a player, just the way he protects the puck.”

  I reminded Samuelsson of another player that fit the description he just gave of Zetterberg - Doug Gilmour, back in his Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs days.

  In those days, I used to tease Gilmour all the time – how come a guy with a shot that couldn’t break a pane of glass; who was too small and too slow to play could have such an impact on the outcome of every game. Gilmour always laughed. As with Zetterberg, he often played his best hockey when it mattered most; when the stakes were highest.

  “Exactly,” said Samuelsson, who has also been around long enough to remember Gilmour in his prime. He then asked a great question: “How, as a scout, can you see that at a young age? You never know how it’s going to turn out.”

The story continues with Ken Holland re-telling the story of how the Wings stumbled upon Zetterberg, as well as a Babcockian comparison that isn’t far off—a suggestion that Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk’s play and leadership are reminiscent of Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov.

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MsRedWinger’s avatar

Hank does seem to be relishing his role.  And he has led the team in the best way possible - by getting the job done on the ice.  I couldn’t believe how cool and calm he was in the post-game interviews after the Wings won that Game 7 in Anaheim.  He didn’t look like he was breathless, or sweaty, or tired at all!  He has said before that playoff hockey is what he looks forward to, and it shows.  It’s obvious that he loves it!

On another topic, was Baby Mule #2 born yesterday?  Details, please!  smile

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/14/13 at 11:14 AM ET
PaulinMiamiBeach’s avatar

they make a big deal out of scouting.  I think it’s really, really simple.  you take the guys that have “good hockey names.”

look at our stars…Yzerman, Fedorov, Shanahan, Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk.  those are great star-sounding names.  then you have guys like Quincey, Kindl, Emmerton, those aren’t really star-sounding names.

grin

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 11:30 AM ET
Hootinani’s avatar

  look at our stars…Yzerman, Fedorov, Shanahan, Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk.  those are great star-sounding names.  then you have guys like Quincey, Kindl, Emmerton, those aren’t really star-sounding names.

  Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 11:30 AM ET

And thats why I’m not a scout.  Id be the guy who drafted players like Clutterbuck, Robin Big Snake, and Clitsome.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/14/13 at 11:44 AM ET
Vladimir16’s avatar

  And thats why I’m not a scout.  Id be the guy who drafted players like Clutterbuck, Robin Big Snake, and Clitsome.

  Posted by Hootinani on 05/14/13 at 11:44 AM ET

LOL

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/14/13 at 12:01 PM ET
TKShreve’s avatar

Don’t forget everybody’s boy - Ron Tugnutt

Posted by TKShreve on 05/14/13 at 12:06 PM ET
SYF’s avatar

  And thats why I’m not a scout.  Id be the guy who drafted players like Clutterbuck, Robin Big Snake, and Clitsome.

  Posted by Hootinani on 05/14/13 at 11:44 AM ET

Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 12:19 PM ET
Figaro’s avatar

Trade for Klinkhammer!

However, Tommy Wingels?  Is there a less intimidating hockey name out there?

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 12:49 PM ET
TKShreve’s avatar

  However, Tommy Wingels?  Is there a less intimidating hockey name out there?

  Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 12:49 PM ET

Lovejoy?

Posted by TKShreve on 05/14/13 at 12:52 PM ET
PaulinMiamiBeach’s avatar

ok wait, at the bottom of the article above, there’s a link to this article….

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/in-the-battle-of-the-captains-getzlaf-dominating-zetterberg/article11842265/

  In the battle of the captains, Getzlaf dominating Zetterberg

I guess since it was written before game 6, we can cut him some slack…but apparently he’s one of those “you’re only playing well if you’re scoring” kind of spectators.  which means two things:

- 98% of NHL players play poorly every night
- this guy shouldn’t be writing hockey articles

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 12:53 PM ET
Figaro’s avatar

  Lovejoy?

At least with Lovejoy you can give him the “Reverend” nickname as a nice shout-out to the Simpsons.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 12:54 PM ET
PaulinMiamiBeach’s avatar

  Trade for Klinkhammer!

too bad he’s not a defenseman.  having a Klinkhammer/DeKeyser d pairing would be sheer awesome.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 12:55 PM ET
Figaro’s avatar

^^^^^ LOL!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 12:55 PM ET
SYF’s avatar

  However, Tommy Wingels?  Is there a less intimidating hockey name out there?

  Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 12:49 PM ET

Shattenkirk.

Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 12:56 PM ET
TKShreve’s avatar

  Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 12:55 PM ET

Some people still don’t like the Germans. Wonder why?

Posted by TKShreve on 05/14/13 at 12:57 PM ET
Vladimir16’s avatar

  Shattenkirk.
  Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 12:56 PM ET

As in “Excuse me, I have to go shattenkirk.”

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/14/13 at 12:57 PM ET
SYF’s avatar

Well we have our own in Tootoo.  Guess where we’ve been with that.

Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 12:59 PM ET
TKShreve’s avatar

  Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/14/13 at 12:57 PM ET

I lol’d.

Always thought Cheechoo was a wuss name as well.

Posted by TKShreve on 05/14/13 at 01:00 PM ET
SYF’s avatar

Speaking of Germans:  Maik Klingsporn.  Seriously.

Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 01:10 PM ET
PaulinMiamiBeach’s avatar

Cheechoo and Tootoo playing with Klinkhammer and DeKeyser.  that’s a t-shirt for sure.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/14/13 at 01:11 PM ET
CaptainDennisPolonich’s avatar

Leave to Douchehatcheck to compare Z, a Conn Smythe winner, a gentleman who is all class, to a journeyman hack that played for seven NHL teams and is a rapist (allegedly). He is an embarrassment to the HOF. If six GM’s got rid of you during your career, you don’t belong in the HOF. Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 05/14/13 at 01:34 PM ET
TKShreve’s avatar

  Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF.

That would leave out a good deal of shoe ins.

Posted by TKShreve on 05/14/13 at 01:40 PM ET
Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit’s avatar

  Leave to Douchehatcheck to compare Z, a Conn Smythe winner, a gentleman who is all class, to a journeyman hack that played for seven NHL teams and is a rapist (allegedly). He is an embarrassment to the HOF. If six GM’s got rid of you during your career, you don’t belong in the HOF. Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF.

  Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 05/14/13 at 01:34 PM ET

That was my first thought, Captain. Disgusting!strong] No comparison what so ever!

The Blues traded Gilmour after he was named in a civil suit alleging sexual improprieties with a minor, whereby it was claimed he had un-consented sexual intercourse repeatedly with a 14-year-old girl. The suit alleged that the Blues had pretended to negotiate payments to the girl and her family while trying to trade Gilmour to another team, without disclosing the suit to the receiving team. The suit also alleged that the girl was “psychologically overwhelmed and seduced” by Gilmour, and that the team was aware of this conduct occurring at St. Louis Arena.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/14/13 at 01:47 PM ET
SYF’s avatar

What was wrong with comparing Zata to Yzerman, who is also undersized but ultra-competitive?

Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 01:51 PM ET
Figaro’s avatar

  Heck, playing on more than three or four NHL teams during a career ought to be an automatic disqualifier for the HOF

Well, not to say that isn’t a bad idea, but here are some guys that might disagree with you:

Ron Francis: Whalers, Hurricanes, Penguins, Leafs (4)
Brendan Shanahan: Devils, Blues, Whalers, Red Wings, Rangers (5)
Brett Hull: Flames, Blues, Stars, Wings, Coyotes (5)
Cheli: Habs, Hawks, Wings, Thrashers (3.5, no one really counts the Thrashers)
Paul Coffey: Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Canes, Bruins (9)
Larry Murphy: Kings, Caps, North Stars, Penguins, Leafs, Wings (6)
Teemu Selanne: Jets, Mighty Ducks, Sharks, Avalanche, Fighty Ducks. (4.5)
Igor Larionov: ‘Nuckers, Sharks, Wings, Panthers, Devils (5)
Hasek: Hawks, Sabres, Wings, Senators (4)

Or you know, The Great One: Oilers, Kings, Blues, Rangers (4)

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/14/13 at 02:14 PM ET

First guy I thought of was Jagr. Adam Oates for extra credit.

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 01:28 PM ET

TKShreve's avatar

Whoops!

Greatest thread ever!

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 01:29 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

That would leave out a good deal of shoe ins.
Posted by TKShreve on 05/14/13 at 01:40 PM ET

Gretzky played for four teams. I think Shanny played for four (Har, StL, Det, NYR). Who would get left out that played for more than four?

Some people ought to be left out. the HHOF is a joke among HOF’s. It’s way to easy to get in.

I think Holmstrom deserves to get in more than Gilmour. Gilmour had one individual award (Selke) and one Cup. Holmstrom changed the game. Rules regarding net front play were rewritten numerous times during his career in a losing battle to make him less effective. His name is on the cup four times. He is an Olympic gold medalist. He was the 6th Red Wing and 272nd NHLer to play in 1000 NHL games. Remarkable considering the abuse he suffered. As a red Wing he ranked 6th in regular season games played, 4th in playoff games played and 13th in points when he retired.

Of all those who have worn the Winged Wheel over the last 22 seasons, Homer would be my choice for hanging drinking some beers. He is certainly the funniest hockey player of all time. I’d love to ply him with a few cases of beer and hear all of his stories. I’m sure the stories are great to begin with, but his butchery of the English language would make them that much better.

Kate, time to start that petition you came up with to hang his hockey pants over the opposing goal at JLA.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/14/13 at 01:32 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Greatest thread ever!

Posted by TKShreve on 05/14/13 at 02:29 PM ET

Maik.Klingsporn.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 05/14/13 at 01:38 PM ET

TKShreve's avatar

Maik.Klingsporn.

Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/14/13 at 02:38 PM ET

I checked out that site. Not sure why. What am I looking at?

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/14/13 at 01:44 PM ET

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Kate, time to start that petition you came up with to hang his hockey pants over the opposing goal at JLA.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 05/14/13 at 02:32 PM ET

Don’t forget the bronze “ASS hanging over the blue plane of the goal” out in the concourse.

I’d like it to be bigger than life size. Just like Homer’s heart. This man redefined the term

” Net Front Presence”
and made it his own.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/14/13 at 01:56 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Just his name, TK, and it’s real bona fide hockey name.  Say it out loud and try not to laugh thinking about Star Trek and Klingons:  “Maik Klingsporn.”

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 05/14/13 at 01:56 PM ET

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