06 February 2010

Neither one of us wants to be the first to say goodbye.

According to Twitterverse, Ville Leino has been traded to the Flyers in exchange for a 2011 fifth-round draft pick and Ole(!)-Kristian Tollefsen, who hails from Norway (hi, Andy) and according to Helene St. James, will be placed on waivers and subsequently shipped to Grand Rapids if he clears (kudos to @jennbikegirl for the Freep link). The official, necessary reason for the trade is that the Wings were in a must-act situation due to a lack of cap space upon Johan Franzen's imminent return to action; however, Ken Holland also offered up this tidbit of a quote:
"When we signed him, we had high hopes for him,” general manager Ken Holland said. “He played well for us in Detroit last year and with all the offense we lost last summer, we thought this was a great opportunity for him. For whatever reason, it just didn’t work out, and other players grabbed the reins while we had injuries."
Personally, I can't help but suspect that Leino's unabashed hitting on Dan Bylsma last week had something to do with the move. I mean, just because you're benched and you're bored, you can't walk around the opposing teams' locker room with your pickle hanging out, seeking pubescent-looking hotties to violate, Villster. Take that one as a lesson for the road.

Now, who wants to join TSO in a collective belly laugh picturing Leino fumblefucking around for the bruiser-y and blustery Flyers? Hi-lar-ious.

Eh, whatever. He's out of our hair now, and for fuck's sake, he's not even in our conference now. Best wishes, Villster, former love of my loins for about five minutes while I was being regretfully facetious, and thanks for the memories, mostly of you looking serial killer-grade psychotic:

Sayonara, fuckface. (Nice purple clown tee, though, jackass.)

The Leino-less Wings take on the Kings in L.A. today at 4 p.m. EST. I wonder if any of our California peeps are going to game. Hope it's a good one. These are one of a handful of our playoff-seeking nemeses, so once again, it goes without saying. TCOB, Red Wings.

We're going to try to catch the game; our satellite has been wonky all morning due to the metric shit ton of snow we've accumulated. I was just whining to Dena that we can't even drive on our main road, so if y'all don't hear from us within the next 36 hours or so, you may want to call the law to make sure we're ok.

Now, one last time for the road. Goodbye, Toby FlendersonVille Leino. It's been real:


  1. My sadness is overwhelming me Ville. Who am I kidding, Yippee!!!!
    I took a gander at Ole!s picture on Google images and may I say, if he and Big Rig are paired together, the ice will melt. MMMMMMMMMMM......

  2. Oh and for all the Kronwall lovin ladies out there, saw this on Snapshots today:

    I don't think that's ever happened to me before," Kronwall said. "It felt really weird - I wasn't sure what was going on there for a while. I tried for a few times to get up, but ... finally I figured it out, I heard Stuie (Brad Stuart) yell 'what's going on?' and I just told him I lost the steel. I was looking the at the ref, but he just kind of looked at me, like, what do you want me to do? But, there's nothing that says anything about it in the rule book. I must have looked like an idiot out there."

    No Nick you didn't, but we all just fell a little bit more in love with you... if that was even possible. Sigh.

  3. Dena- I saw that too and thought it was the most adorable thing ever. How could anyone watch that and not respect the effort he put into playing without a skate blade?
    Natalie- If I had known there was a photo tribute coming, I would have sent you my most annoying shots of Ville. He popped up in about half my pictures for three games in a row, ruining some potentially awesome shots... Nurse Nitz and I even turned it into a verb (playing the Ville). Looking at your collage, though, I'm not sure we could really take any more...

  4. Purple clown (jester) shirt rocks. WTF? How do I hate Lame-O? Let me count the ways. I hate him for his permanent sardonic expression. I hate him for his stupid hair line (yes, it is possible to hate someone for this). I hate him for his lack of effort and the fact that he came right out and said working hard just wasn't "his" game. I hate him because when everyone went down with injuries, he stayed healthy. But mostly, I hate him for making me hate him and I don't like to hate a Wing. So piss off. Gosh, I hope that wasn't too much hate.

    As to Junior, I read that this morning. He could never look like an idiot.

  5. Went to the game... it was great! I don't remember the 2nd and 3rd though, i just recall a 3-0 lead and-OHHH MY GOD I JUST REMEMBERED WHAT HAPPENED! I'm gonna work on blacking out this memory for the rest of the night.

    Also... I did like Leino and his possible upside(which I still think will show itself somewhere else). Someone had to go though, and he at least brought a draft pick and some pucks, where as May you just have to waive.

  6. I love that Leino is gone, I love that Tollefsen is in Detroit and I am baffled that he is gonna get waived and sent down when Mebdeech are still on the big team

  7. Bye bye Villeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Its been nice.....except it hasn't really. Bye.

  8. I will try and catch a feed of the Philly game on Versus tonight to see what happens. I really can't see him clicking with the Flyers but crazier things have happened.

    And since we have no Kronwall and it's doubtful for Homer, can I suggest "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" for tomorrow's game day post?