I keep a deep faith in my heart that he will stay. However, I plan on talking to him at camp about this, and be assured there will be massive amounts of groveling if necessary. As the old song says, I ain't too proud to beg.
What really got me was watching the Montreal - Ottawa free for all the other night, and absolutely nothing was handed down to any of them, including the Montreal guy (I forget who) who took his stick and whacked the Ottawa guy in the back of the legs with a two-hander. They made 3/26/97 look like a Boy Scout campout. And nothing was done to them - not one thing. I am sad now I didn't watch the whole thing, and I'll be interested to see what happens tonight. But even one of the Montreal players skated by the Ottawa bench and was yelling at the players and coach. Come on, really?
You know, it's really a blast to make the critics look like a bunch of idiots, and it seems that's what we've done this year. We've been beset by injuries, and the chemistry might have taken a while to kick in, but look at what we did the last week of the season. I was at the game last Monday night, and it was as loud and rowdy as I've ever been a part of. We have really overcome a lot of obstacles, and the new kids have been amazing. I like Joakim Andersson, he has really impressed me. For being a rookie, he has shown a lot of poise and confidence. I think Dan DeKeyser (if I spelled it wrong, Dan, I profusely apologize) has a lot of potential, and he's learning from one of the best in Nik Kronwall (who has also shown a lot this season - he's deserves the mantle of top d-man). Now if there was a way we could get Helm and Bert in (I seriously doubt it. You may have seen the last of Bert.), we'd be in the driver's seat. As for Mike Babcock winning the Jack Adams, I'm all for it. But he probably won't even get a mention. Sad.
I always look forward to this part of the year, because all of you who are so much more creatively inclined than I am make me laugh. I can just see the Duck Dynasty crew with Pasha, Hank, Howie and whomever else you come up with photoshopped in. I figure it will be at least page 2 when I see it.
I knew it, I knew it...you never let me down. I like the beard on Nik...looks pretty cool.
For some reason, "Wild Kingdom" crosses my mind. Any creative souls around that might have an idea for that???