I didn't say it was a "problem" for him again or anything like that, but he does still enjoy the 'ginger ale', as Mickey would say. Nothing wrong with that as long as he's put those demons fully behind him.
Thanks for the clarification, Matt. But speaking as a twelve-stepper myself, I haven't put anything behind me if I take even one more drink. Millions have learned the hard way that if you are truly addicted, there's no such thing as being able to drink moderately.
Tonight is career game number 600 for Pasha. He's 5 goals away from 200 for his career...11 assists from 400...16 points from 600 career points. He is currently number 9 on the All Time Red Wings scoring list...49 points behind Brendan Shanahan at #8.
I'll be at the game tonight.
OK, so do any of us see any problem with him getting those five goals tonight? I think not. I mean, why delay the inevitable?
Funny you should mention that, because I did think of it yesterday. I still salivate when I think of that brouhaha, along with Roy's statue of liberty play. And then there's the 7-0 score in the same playoff series. Even if the Wings don't get far in this year's playoff battle, I can always look back on those wondrous and warm moments in Red Wings' history.
Although I was too young at the time to really understand the significance and magnitude of what I was witnessing, to this day, watching those clips still gives me the goosebumps - the good kind.
(P.S: Long time lurker, new member. Feel free to give me a, "Hey Champ! Good to have you" or similar generic, introductory banter.)
Hey, DirtyD! Welcome to the fray. Only thing I would suggest is that if you're lippy or opinionated at all (and yes, it takes one to know one) I hope you're good at ducking, dodging, and weaving. Other than that, glad to have you aboard!
I finally saw the hit today because espn deigned to talk about it on PTI.
As much as I want to see iffy hits reined in, Ovie's hit didn't look all that bad to me. He hit him on his side, not his back. Mebee it was because he was too close to the boards? Dunno, but I've seen lots worse. Any of us here could probably name ten hits that were worse than that that were barely reviewed. Again, I think this goes back to Burke's comment about consequences mostly based on what happens to the hitee. Still isn't the answer.