DETROIT — Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios will be sidelined three to six weeks with a fractured shin bone. The team says Chelios was injured while blocking a slap shot during the third period of Tuesday night’s 2-1 preseason loss to Montreal. On Wednesday, he was maneuvering around Joe Louis Arena on crutches. According to the Detroit News, the shot hit his right leg, below the knee.
Also according to the Detroit News, Chelios hates everything but Matlock. Ooh! It’s on now!
And now, a personal story from the life of Hex.
One week ago yesterday, our family had a little addition. Of course, the original expected date was last Tuesday, but waiting an extra 24 hours for something that would bring such joy into the world – it was grueling, but ultimately worth it. I’m telling you, if you could see the proud smile on my face when we got home for the first time. Sure, you can anticipate sleeping a lot less, and your eating schedule will become far from regular- but ultimately, much is sacrificed when you bring NHL 09 into your home-
What’s that? Oh, a baby? Due the same week EA Sports releases their latest Game of the Year? You’ve got to plan your pregnancies a little better than that, friendo.
After the jump, a crushing revelation for the oldest blueliner on the Detroit Red Wings.
Welcome to another edition of MYFO’s (P)friday Perfunctory Photo Pop Probatory. Every Friday Whenever the hell I feel like it, I will put up a few photos and ask a few multiple choice questions. Today’s quiz involves photos from Valtteri Filppula’s day with the Cup in Finland a few weeks ago as well as a couple of photos when from Henrik Zetterberg’s day in Sweden. Keep your eyes on your own papers, people – at least if you want them to remain in your ocular cavities, that is.
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Welcome to another edition of MYFO’s (P)friday Perfunctory Photo Pop Probatory. Every Friday Whenever the hell I feel like it, I will put up a photo or two and ask a few multiple choice questions. This time we take a look at some photos from July 17th and 18th, when Mike Babcock took Lord Stanley’s Cup on an all-expenses paid trip to Saskatoon. The quiz…begins…now.
The NHL Draft isn’t like the ones held by the NBA or the NFL. Work up whatever fervor you like; 98.9 percent of the the teens and foreigners awkwardly pronounced behind a podium won’t be making an impact on your favorite team this season. But hey, some people like to celebrate this sort of stuff, and many NHL teams want to help. So join MYFO in our rundown of all the league’s DRAFT PARTIES. Just don’t blame us when the prick in the back makes the jukebox blare Journey right when your team is about to pick.
Today, the Western Conference.
The key to throwing a good party is attention to detail. You need to make sure that no one can call you out for something you had to rush because of time constraints. Take Doritos for example. If you serve Doritos at your party, that’s fine. I won’t judge you. Most people like Doritos. But if you’ve based the success of your hors d’oeuvres on a bowl full of triangular chips that may or may not glow in the dark, they better as hell be Cool Ranch-flavored. Discerning snack aficionados will notice.
Last night, it seemed that the NHL managed to get everything right. The awards went to the most deserving players, the players managed to rent nice suits and tuxedos in time for their awkward entrances, and they even remembered to outfit lost-looking Canadian children with San Jose jerseys (like that’s a real place.)
Speaking of which, a jersey is the ultimate tribute a fan can make in honor of their favorite player. The NHL realizes this, and chose to honor each award recipient with both a shiny trophy and a kid donning the very sweater they wore whilst earning said shiny trophy. Take Nicklas Lidst-SWEET CHRIST, DID I JUST SEE WHAT I THOUGHT I SAW?