Found February 14, 2013 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
This is Petr Mrazek, who may or may not be the future staring netminder for the Detroit Red Wings. Today he turns 21 years old and can now legally consume vodka-OJs, gamble and hang out with our friend Patrick Kane over the off-seasons. Hit the jump for more birthday cheer. Petr Mrazek has been impressive so far in net for the Wings, and I haven't seen anyone really reach out to the guy in the media to wish him a happy 21st. Which is weird, because this is the internet we are talking about. Where literally anyone can start a blog about anything they want and publish every little teency-tiny thought that's in their mind. Many use this power for evil or to do harm. Myself included. However today I will use the power of the internet to wish Mrazek a happy birthday. And a happy Valentines Day... but not in like, an awkward way or something. Few thoughts from the St. Louis Blues game (because this is the internet... where anyone can say anything)... -Mostly ...
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