So much to point you toward. Here goes:
1. First up, the Nine Funniest NHL Names of All Time.
Of course, our new Penguin Satan is on there. So is Harry Dick.
Tee-hee. Somebody’s parents hated him.
2. A letter to the Winnipeg Sun:
All of us who have played hockey, and faced an opponent you just know you can’t beat now (or any time soon) realize Hossa’s logic. During the first two games of the Stanley Cup final, it looked like the Red Wings were playing against some playground-level team, they controlled the play so well (I remember saying “Aw! Come on! Let those poor Penguins at least touch the puck once or twice).
Hossa has announced which team is going to win the Stanley Cup next year through his actions.
There’s somebody else that can bite me.
3. Sportsnet’s Pierre LeBrun wrote:
I respect Hossa for leaving a tonne of cash on the table in Edmonton because he wanted to win. That has to be respected. But wouldn’t winning with the young Penguins and helping them get over the hump be way more satisfying than jumping in the Wings limo and ordering a ring through the drive-thru window?
Especially when you consider how Hossa and [Sidney] Crosby developed a nice bond during the playoffs. And Crosby even phoned Hossa on Wednesday morning, pleading with him to come back.
4. Snapshots then does a nice roundup of what the media is saying about Marian Hossa. Dislike. Disdain. Disgust. And hatred.
Lots of hatred.
5. TSN’s Darren Dreger says the Penguins are pissed:
The Pittsburgh Penguins, though, look at Hossa’s signing with Detroit for one year and $7.45 million as a slap in the face. Why is that? Because of the term, not so much because of the money.
6. Some piece of shit named Matt Ellenberger wrote for the Bleacher Report:
When “Sid the Kid” was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005, he was supposed to revive the NHL. Unfortunately for him, a young star named Alexander Ovechkin claimed the “face of the league” from Crosby.
NBC, however, apparently didn’t get the message.
To say the NBC hockey announcers, Mike Emrick and Ed Olczyk, respect Crosby is an absolute understatement. While Crosby is a great player and deserves the praise of the NBC commentators, he isn’t the one who “revived the NHL,” and he isn’t the best player in the league, as the NBC guys would like to think.
Dude. I don’t know about you, but the face of MY NHL is definitely this:
And not so much this:
Shiver. That is a WHOLE lot of fug.