"I tried to reach [Detroit Red Wings owner] Mike Ilitch, because I knew Wayne would have loved to go to Detroit," Pocklington said. "But it was basically done so quickly, and that was it. There was never a bidding war. There probably should have been, looking back."
I don't know if any of you follow the eulogies that Puck Daddy posts for each team that's eliminated from the playoffs. They're written by hockey bloggers from other teams and are meant as a roast of the eliminated team. Some are bad (San Jose), some are plain (Detroit), and some are amazing (Philadelphia). Well worth the read for a good laugh...just don't take things too seriously.
I'm posting the Philadelphia eulogy, because it's one of the funniest (and harshest) things I've ever seen posted on the internet. Enjoy!
Per Malik: "On Wednesday May 7th, 2014, Kelly Rothe, made it know about her surgery she was about to undertake, the following day the Detroit Red Wings organization brought Kelly and her family down to The Joe for a special private dinner. There she was surprised by local Detroit band, Kaleido, who gave her a private acoustic set. Then they took her to the Red Wings locker room where her favorite player was there waiting to surprise her."
My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and my aunt passed away from breast cancer. It's absolutely mind-blowing how difficult the decision to have this procedure must be. Especially for a guy, like me.
So to see her choke up and say "you don't even know" when they ask what the Wings' gesture means to her...Jesus Christ.