hey, hey hockeytown! is back! i am so excited to see hockey playing again. sadly though this will be steve yzerman’s last season as captain and player. he has been the longest serving captain and that is something to be proud of, but stevie y. is a very humble person. check out these quotes from him: “If I don’t play well, I don’t think I will be on the Olympic team because there are too many good players.”; “In practices here, the way he (Mike Babcock) wants things done is different. Like we were working the power play and penalty killing, and he has some different ideas on where he wants you to go and why he wants you to do it. So for me, I’m just trying to pay attention. … I’m just trying not to make mistakes.”
that is probably why he has won the hearts of this blue collar town, his hard work ethic and humble attitude. thank you, oh captain, my captain!
this was in the usa today today: Steve Yzerman is the new active leader in many categories after the retirements of Mark Messier and Ron Francis:
Statistic ——– Active — Overall
1,721 points —– 1st —– 6th
1,043 assists —- 1st —– 8th
678 goals ——– 3rd —– 9th
1,453 games —- 2nd —– 13th
and the other good news is that pavel datsyuk is back! i think the wings are gonna be a serious contender this year. watch out nhl, hockeytown is back! now if we could just get them refs to swallow the whistle and get the nhl to take the skirts off of the goalies.
in an update about the nascar race…..
Robby Gordon was fined $35,000 and docked 50 points in the driver standings for intentionally trying to hit Michael Waltrip’s car during Sunday’s race at New Hampshire International Speedway, throwing his helmet at Waltrip’s car, and cursing during a television interview.
Kasey Kahne was fined $25,000 and penalized 25 points in the standings for intentionally hitting Kyle Busch’s car in retaliation for an earlier accident.
Waltrip was fined $10,000 and 25 points for using an obscene gesture during the televised broadcast, and his car owner, Teresa Earnhardt, was penalized 25 points.
from the usa today 20 september 2005