Found May 24, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
On a day when the comments section has gone a little crazy regarding whether the Red Wings should attempt to retain Jiri Hudler’s services, or whether there really is a Zach Parise/Ryan Suter “package deal” in the offing, I’d rather not post this on a night that we don’t have hockey on TV because I hate even thinking about posting an entry that might provoke discussion for the sake of provocation.. But dueling banjos are dueling banjos, and the Pioneer Press’s Tom Powers believes that one Zach Parise has a higher chance of signing with another team if the New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup, and the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan does not. Here’s Powers’ take on Parise’s desires… Continue reading "Red Wings evening news: dueling ‘will he or won’t he?’ Parise banjos and a charitable notice"

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