But according to a certain Detroit news source...there's a little more to this story. That's right fokls, even though all the forwards who started that glorious game against Pittsburgh ended up finishing it - it would appear that someone else is a little banged up.
That's why Tomas Tatar has been called up.
It isn't because Kenny "Tick Tock" Holland doesn't believe that Cory Emmerton can get the job done (though that is a matter which could be debated). It's because someone else may not be good to go tonight against the Nashville Underwoods.
Make the jump to see who it ISN'T. (and a little personal commentary on current events)
It is NOT Pavel Datsyuk - that is the only detail about this mysterious injury to the mystey player that Tick Tock would divulge (oh...the mysteriousness!)
This is what our illustrious General Manager had to say to the Detroit Free Press:
"We've put Conner on seven-day injury reserve. He went to see a hand specialist yesterday, and he's out two weeks with a little fracture. He's going to stay with us and skate to keep up his conditioning. We've brought Tatar in as an emergency precaution. If the player who is banged up can play, we'll send Tatar back down." --Ken Holland
We might be pushing game time to see what the actual lineup is going to be...so stay tuned.
On a personal note...I'm going to have to brush the cobwebs off my Rip Hamilton jersey when I pull it out so I CAN BURN IT! I remember watching old footage of Rip and Chauncey talking about how they both wanted to retire as Pistons. Just goes to show to you, doesn't it? Not that I really care about basketball...I always tell people that I am a Red Wings fan first, and a Detroit Sports fan second.
Think I'm bluffing about burning parafenelia? Let me take you wayyyyyy back to July 15th of 2009, where I posted this...
Add Richard Hamilton to the long list of shameful players jumping ship from Detroit to Chicago...
- Robert Lang
- Dennis Rodman
- Kevin Jones
...to name a few. And yes, I purposefully left Bob Probert's name off of that list...he gets a pass.
Didn't Ben Wallace leave us for the Bulls at one point too? I was sad when Chauncey left. But yeah, basketball = meh.
@raputathebuta I thought the 06 or so Pistons team was different, a bunch of loyal, hard-working, selfless NBA players. Turns out that they were just NBA players who hadn't had a chance to show their true colors yet.
F' the NBA.
I'm sure Hawks fans would be pissed that Cleary and Hasek (both former draft picks and players of the Hawks) both won cups in Detroit if they were aware that hockey existed before 2008.
@brendanksullivan gotta admit he was pretty clutch...
Also... been there and done that on the jersey burning thing. My wife bought a Hossa shirt that was super nice. She didn't realize that he left the team so I wore it for a while last season and burned it after their exit in the playoffs. Little late, but it was pissing me off.