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Homer’s Night

Tonight Tomas Holmstrom will play in his 1000th NHL game, all with the Detroit Red Wings.

But did you know his first NHL was typical Holmstrom style?

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,

His English has improved, but it’s all relative. His accent used to be so thick that people couldn’t even guess where he was from. Now at least they try. “They go, ‘Are you French Canadian?’ ” Holmstrom said. ” ‘Yeah. Oui.’ “

His skating has improved, too. But again, it’s all relative. Holmstrom will become only the 48th man in NHL history to play 1,000 regular-season games with one team, and according to the man who discovered him, Hakan Andersson, the Wings’ director of European scouting, “he’s the worst skater of them all.”


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MOWingsfan19's avatar

“He clearly wasn’t in the crease”.
I’d take a buck for every time I’ve heard that said about him as a goal is waived off.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/10/12 at 08:49 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’d take a buck for every time I’ve heard that said about him as a goal is waived off.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 02/10/12 at 05:49 PM ET

Brother, you’d be a rich man.

Congrats to Homer’s superb ass.  Truly a remarkable career.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/10/12 at 08:54 PM ET


Great article!  He is truly an artist at what he does

Posted by Nathalie from MTL on 02/10/12 at 09:14 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Man I remember it like yesterday.  Who the fvck is this kid and is this a fluke, or is that really his style?  Yup, he came in with his own style fully formed.  Goal after goal we were like, “holy fvck, is that Holmstorm again?”  As he emerged from the pile.  Congrats Tomas.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/10/12 at 09:26 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Thanks Homer, for all the great interviews, and, for being the best in the game when it comes to standing your ground. Nobody does it better.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/10/12 at 10:26 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Grattis Homer till 1000 matcher..Du ar kungen framför mål…hoppas fa se dig spela i Luleå??  (Congrats to 1000 games ..You are the king in front of the goal!!  hope we’ll see you play in Luleå).

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/10/12 at 11:29 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

, “holy fvck, is that Holmstorm again

I lolzed

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Taylor Tucky Metroplex on 02/11/12 at 01:28 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

From the article:

Some rule changes have helped him. He doesn’t have to worry about leaving his pinky toe in the crease anymore, and defensemen and goaltenders can’t hack him as much as they used to.

I call BS.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 02/11/12 at 10:56 AM ET

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