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We celebrate the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey Team and one of its stars, Jonny "The Mouse" Mikkelson, who once told me "Our team was so good the varsity wouldn't play us." When asked why he didn't play varsity Mouse said, "Too little." Cutest ever. So, we salute the greatest Club Hockey Team ever, a squad so vaunted even Jim Craig's Miracle team wanted nothing to do with it. Trottier, Bossy, Gretzky, Messier ... dead! Long live the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey team!
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f the Wild were Judge Charles H. Older, the judge that sent Charles Manson to the clink: “2 weeks in the workhouse and 1 month probation!”
I’m not asking for Dave “The Hammer” Shultz, Bobby Clarke, Battleship Kelly and the rest of the Broad Street Bullies, but, my god Wild, can somebody ever get mad? Hell, even the Flyers goalie Bernie Parent had 112 career penalty minutes.
I understand that the game has changed, but it’s still hockey. Players have to police the game at times, and one of those times is when a guy gives your goalie a forearm to head and knocks him out of the game! This is a Wild team that has seen Dustin Brown elbow Pominville in the head, Winnipeg’s Zach Bogosian knock out the pint-sized PMB, Corey Perry KO Jason Zucker, and Mathias Olin slash Mikko Koivu and break his leg. Wednesday night, Toronto’s Nazem Kadri elbowed Backstrom right to the “concussion room”, then later elbows Granlund in the head. 100’s of man-games were missed due to these incidents.
What do they all have in common? NOTHING has EVER been done about them. That hasn’t stopped the squad to have goons on the team, but just for the wrong reason. Why is Konopka on this team? So Russo and FSN can do a cute little bunny rabbit story on him again? Why Rupp? Cooke? Having Konopka fight George Parros doesn’t do bleep. You wouldn’t see the captain of the Blackhawks Jonathan Toews let this crap go. Even baseball players have each other’s back. Closed-circuit to the Wild: you just let Toronto push you around all night, and that is how playoff hockey will be. Just sayin…
That said... Nazem Kadri, I know you're reading this... You're a bleephole! Just as players need to police the game, they also need to respect the game, and respect all players. This game won't make it if idiots like you try to take out the star players. Get a freaking clue!
One more time…. Somebody skated into our starting goalie, gave him a forearm to the head, and knocked him out of the freaking game!!!!!!! Then does the same BS to Granlund in the same game!!!! C’MON!!!!!!