To: Dear People Who Write About the Hockey For a Living
CC: People Who Post Comments About the Hockey on the Internet
For the love of Lt. Colonel Jeebus, STOP USING THE WORD "ENIGMATIC" TO DESCRIBE EVERY SINGLE MOTHERFUCKING EUROPEAN PLAYER IN THE NHL.
It's bad enough that the word has become a handy stock phrase (is there really anything "enigmatic" about Pavel Datsyuk or Marian Hossa or Nik Antropov? I mean, REALLY. It's not like they're fucking Professor Moriarty or North Korea, for fuck's sake), but it seems that it's become so overused that a lot of people think it means a whole host of other shit that has nothing to do with being enigmatic or mysterious. I.e. people are so used to reading "enigmatic Russian" or "enigmatic European" that they seem to think it means "soft" or "finesse player" or simply European or Russian.
This madness has to end. Like, now.