A couple weeks, I decided to track the nights when I was taught a lesson. Last night we added a few more to the list, and I want to share them with you. This is an equal opportunity site, no need for you to learn the lessons the hard way when I already did.
1. Trevor Gillies joins Todd Bertuzzi and Peter Forsberg on the list of players I am not allowed to criticize.
2. It is OK to slam someone's head into the boards on Long Island. No need to worry about the consequences, because the league hates the Isles anyway, so just go ahead.
3. Trust no one.
4. Having an opinion makes your self-righteous.
I hereby ask the Secretary General of Hockey Wilderness to add those lessons into the Big Book of Lessons Learned, reprint the book, and disseminate amongst the masses. Those in favor? Opposed? Motion carries. Expect your Big Book of Lessons Learned in the mail shortly.
Moving on, we have a Walk that is dominated by one event, and if you don't know what that event is, you aren't paying close enough attention. Before you jump into it, head over to Facebook for the Question of the Day, and do a good thing to counter all of this negative energy. Anything at all. For example, you could head over and at least take a look at Defending the Blue Line's Camo Jersey auction.
Enjoy your day, all.
Wild, in a game tabbed as "must-win," crushed on Long Island | StarTribune.com - Yesterday I wrote that I just hope it wasn't embarrassing. Well...
Minnesota Wild's desperation gives way to devastation | StarTribune.com - Gamer from Russo.
Minnesota Wild staggered by loss to lowly New York Islanders - TwinCities.com - Gamer from the JV squad.
The Third Intermission: View from the Press Box - Aeros drop an eight-spot on Rockford - Now that I remember to actually include the clippings... the Aeros put a whooping on Rockford last night. Please to be enjoying.
The Third Intermission: No Tolerance for Punkasses - Ah, the Ms.Conduct poetic license. What would life be without it?
More on Gillies (get it?)
Islanders' Gillies bolsters reputation as a headhunter | StarTribune.com - Yeah, but we're over reacting, right?
Trevor Gillies ejected for Cal Clutterbuck hit following 9-game ban - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports - Starting to notice a pattern here.
VIDEO: Trevor Gillies Learned Nothing, Gets Ejected In First Game After 9-Game Suspension - From Our Editors - SBNation.com - Huh. Another one. Imagine that.
Pro Hockey Talk - Gillies Lays Dirty Hit on Clutterbuck - So many, I missed one.