I know it is a hair early, but I'd like to wish everyone on LGW a very Merry Christmas (or whatever other holiday tradition you observe)!
A lot of the regulars know I am a music teacher. Here is a vid of one of the songs my concert choir did this year in our winter concert that our tech admin put online. Thanks to Jimmyemeryhunter for the help with the embed. Enjoy, it is a little-known song called "That Night" arranged by Ronn Huff taken from his cantata "Unto Us a Child Is Born"
From one music teacher to another, I must congratulate you and your kids on a job well done.
Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, Happy New Year, and on and on around the calendar until next Christmas!
Also, I think you could land a remote control plane on Athanasiou's eyebrows.
Hey, as long as Athaniseeyouthroughmyeyebrows can put the puck in the net, he can wear his facial hair any way he likes it.
Also, as a woman, I can tell you that plucking hurts and he would have a lot to pluck. I don't blame him for leaving them bushy, but since they're perfectly evenly shaped, I'm guessing he does some sculpting.
The person below me has (or has had) hair past their waist.
(And since I know some of you quite well, let me specify that I am referring to the hair on your head growing long enough to pass the waist.)
This is what Maltby did a number of years ago. Get a contract. If it works out and he outplays the kids, then that's fine. He deserves to be on the team. If not, he retires and that's that. Everyone was mad at Malts for hanging around until he retired. Then everyone got some clarity and said, "Hey. He was just giving it another shot." and all was well.
I don't blame Cleary or Holland. In Holland's case, it was a win-win. If Cleary REALLY outplayed the kids (as if) he's be icing the best team possible. If Cleary didn't, then he'd either have a great guy in GR or he could let him go in peace. In either case, giving the kids a little more competition never hurts, and they got the benefit of Cleary's teaching while he was there. Remember that game when he and Larkin were on the bench after their shift? Larkin was intent on what Cleary was explaining to him. Since Cleary didn't play during the season, it didn't cost the Wings a dime.
In Cleary's case, it was a chance. It was one more training camp. One more pre-season. One more time hearing the roar of the crowds and feeling the comradery in the locker room. One last hurrah before skating off into the sunset.
I wish him well. I will always remember him as the Guy Who Almost Lost an Eye Fighting Chris Elbowf*** Pronger.