Dumbfounded-Helm and Abdelkader
Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:59 AM
There's little question Darren Helm is fast -- but to teammates, he is also, hilariously, dumb. Or Dumber, actually.
Helm and Justin Abdelkader joined the Red Wings full-time in September, and as with hockey players, they immediately became known by monikers based on their last names -- Helmer and Abs.
A few months later, they're now known within the team as Lloyd Christmas (Helm) and Harry Dunne, the delightfully bumbling best friends of the movie "Dumb and Dumber."
The nicknames were bestowed by Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby, who sounded like a comedy routine as they laughed and explained their reasoning.
"Well, sit beside them and you'll find out," Draper said.
"Do a piece on them where you have to spend a lot of time with them, you'll see," Maltby said.
"But you know, we actually changed the movie to 'Dumb and Dumbest,' " Draper said. "They're Harry and Lloyd, and you know what, the more of these road trips we're on, they live up to the billing."
But Helm and Abdelkader, who room together on the road, take the ribbing in stride.
"I think they're jealous in a way," Abdelkader said. "I think they're a little jealous because they wish they were educated like I was. But we're young and can't really say anything about it."
Helm agreed, saying, "I think they're just trying to pawn their own image on somebody else, because I clearly think that story was written about those two."
Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:17 AM
Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:09 PM
Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:12 PM
Maybe Draper and Maltby are just jealous the two are taking their jobs.
Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:54 PM
(the first part, when they meet) i can just picture justin and darren.
Edited by hokeychik22, 09 January 2010 - 04:27 PM.
Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:51 PM
and then the goal buzzer goes off
Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:28 PM
Maybe Draper and Maltby are just jealous the two are taking their jobs,absolutely RIGHT..!!!!!
Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:31 PM
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