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by George Malik on 04/17/11 at 01:58 AM ET
Just because Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk does this stuff all the time doesn’t mean that have yet to stop giggling like a little girl when he does it:
So right, the blogger’s nightmare:
You’re probably wondering where my recap is. The formal one, not the informal take on the Red Wings’ 4-3 victory over Phoenix.
Well I decided to take a little nap as I’ve ran on about five hours of sleep a night for the past month, and I had a nightmare, a nightmare that pretty much explains why I do my job:
I had somehow gotten into the Wings’ team hotel in Phoenix. Suddenly, Mike Babcock sees me. Babcock yells at me and tells me to come over and take notes while Paul MacLean gives Patrick Eaves a pick-me-up critique. MacLean delivers five bullet-point-style quips that are succinct and perfect, nothing less than brilliant. And then I realize that I don’t have a pen or notebook!
And it’s not just that. I’m like guy from the Kids in the Hall sketch, “The Pen,” when it comes to pen and paper. I’ve got obsessive-compulsive disorder in that regard, to the point that I carry two pens with me wherever I go and have a 4"x6” notebook in my car lest I need something to write on. So this was the kind of nightmare that played into one of my biggest fears, to the point that I woke up twisted the wrong way, with my heart in my chest.
So yeah, I’m gonna go work on the recap now. I don’t want Mike Babcock to yell at me again.
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