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Oh…Well That Settles That

Yesterday we continued our abuse of reformed boy bander Dwayne Klessel and his Sewer of Trade Swill and Fiction.  I don’t enjoy making fun of Dwayne. Yes I do.  No I don’t.  It makes me feel dirty.  Yes, I enjoy it. It’s easy and fun, kinda like Crazy 8’s.

Well, Spector joined in the fun this morning when he blasted Dwayne’s rumors out of the water.

Damian Cristodero on his blog yesterday commented on a recent rumour suggesting former Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin could be returning to the club with either Martin St. Louis or Brad Richards heading to the Chicago Blackhawks. Cristodero called the rumour “ridiculous” and “embarrassing”, citing St. Louis’ strong play and Richards leadership as reasons why the Bolts won’t move them, and pointing out that Khabibulin has been struggling of late.

Spector’s Note: Hat tip to “Dave”. I didn’t put any stock into this one either for exactly the same reasons as Cristodero noted. Oh, and there’s also the fact St. Louis has a “no-trade” clause that kicked in for this season, meaning he can’t be moved without his consent.

Man facts suck.  Actual named, credible sources suck even harder, eh Dwayne?

It is one thing to blog about someone else’s blog about trade rumors. It is another thing to put something on the internet so without actual knowledge of where I got the rumor it is embarrassing. (just kidding)

Again, I wouldn’t do it, but it is not “Ridiculous” and even if it was ridiculous don’t I have a responsibility to report it if it is a rumor. This comes from three sources that are with these teams, and two other media sources who later confirmed it to me.

Jesus…that’s absolutely Babcockian in its butchery of the English language.  But, I believe I see his point.  Unfortunately for Dwayne, it’s misguided.

“Embarrassing” and “ridiculous” were not Spector’s words, despite how accurate they are in reference to the proposed trade or Dwayne’s very existence.

Those words were used by an actual human being, cited by name, attributed and actually spoken…which separates the two sites.  Again, you want trade rumors with validity? Go to Spectors.  You want fiction, read Judy Blume or Dwayne.  They’re both written for the same age group.


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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: [email protected]