Archive for May, 2012
Today, the Motor City lost a piece of it’s history. Don’t worry, the auto industry hasn’t been out-sourced. The Tigers are still on the prowl. Instead, iconic defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has announced his retirement.
“Retiring today allows me to walk away from the game with pride, rather than have the game walk away from me,” Lidstrom said.
His illustrious 20-year career will see him go down as one of the games absolute best. Nicknamed “The Perfect Human,” he was perhaps even more than that. The perfect teammate, the perfect captain, the perfect ambassador, the perfect man to have patrolling your blueline for two decades.
This series has all the makings of a classic. A legendary goaltender looking for one last run at glory. A youngster looking to dethrone the mighty Brodeur. Dynamic and exciting superstars. Excitement. And of course controversy.
The people that now find themselves on the outside looking in are livid. Late and illegal hits (according to Phoenix)are dogging the Coyotes. Bad officiating and supposed dives have the Rangers feeling blue. Alas, the time to gripe is over. Once again it is time for some hockey.
We should have guessed…Superman has all the power.
The Orlando Magic had to take a side. The one they chose was dark. No Vader has not made an appearance. Instead, the team has chosen the wishes of their malcontent superstar (Dwight Howard) over the best interests of their team. Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith have both been shown the door.