First Thing’s First
WE HAVE A DEAL!!!!! After an intense week of bargaining with Vox Media Management, we are thrilled to announce that we’ve reached a tentative agreement on our second CBA. pic.twitter.com/Qqlv2mYSxZ
— VOX MEDIA UNION WON A FAIR CONTRACT (@vox_union) June 11, 2022
I’m real glad we don’t have to go dark and that my good friends don’t have to strike.
In Red Wings Land
On this day in 1995, Slava Kozlov scored the double. overtime winner in Game 5 to send the @DetroitRedWings to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1966 #Hockey365 #LGRW pic.twitter.com/JAgNbxBs7y
— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) June 11, 2022
Fun fact: My appreciation for Slava Kozlov is the reason that I was all-in on the Pavel Datsyuk hype train from his rookie season and all the way through the growing pains when people were saying he’d never put it all together.
as it should be!
my sense: trotz, no; cassidy, maybe.
— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) June 12, 2022
I’m just glad if those three names are eliminated. All the non-talk about guys in the Tampa organization is intentional though.
Around the League
A contender like St. Louis must decide if captain Ryan O’Reilly (likely) and sniper Vladimir Tarasenko (less so) will be part of a longer window, while an up-and-comer like Detroit needs to figure out if captain Dylan Larkin and power forward Tyler Bertuzzi are the ones to lead a young core.
At the risk of having this out in the universe and accidentally making it happen, I’m terrified of the idea of a trade with Chicago for one of their two very expensive pieces of hockey player that I don’t want anywhere near my hockey team.
Obviously one is easier to stomach than the other but I don’t want anybody that was considered a leader in that locker room in 2010.