Friday, October 23, 2009

Sacre Bleu!

The night's not over, my friends.

RDS Hockey, the French-Canadian source for all things NHL, says (in your editor's admittedly rough and stumbling translation):

Ilya Kovalchuk and the Atlanta Thrashers are reportedly [editor's note: heeengh?] very near an agreement of nine years that would pay him [editor's note: "him" being Kovalchuk] more than 100 million dollars.

His average salary would be 11.3 million dollars per season.

The Thrashers' first choice in the 2001 draft, Kovalchuk has scored 304 goals in 551 career games.
[editor's note: silly pseudo-Frog press! Already outdated!]

This season, the player of Russian origin has scored 7 goals in 6 bouts. [Ed. note: Have to love that Gallic flash: "recontre." Amazing!]

Kovalchuk won the Maurine Richard Trophy in for most goals in the NHL when he scored YOU GET THE POINT.

Interesting report, this. The key word here is "seraient," which can mean all kinds of things. Here it seems to mean "Kovalchuk and the Thrashers are thought to be/speculated to be very near..."

Basically they're saying that some folks, somewhere on the Planet Earth, are speculating that this might be so. It might be. It might not be. All I know is I've expected Kovalchuk to get a contract like this ever since Ovechkin signed his. So, um, yeah. If you want to see a puking ape keep scrolling down.


Razor Catch Prey said...

Ron Hainsey on HTM to start the 9:00 hour on Home Ice.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Apparently there's some controversy surrounding Ovechkin's "slew-foot" of the Pevs Dispenser in the final minute last night. Ovy took a penalty for it, and there's a lot of discussion on the radio this morning about whether or not he should be suspended. I think I've heard Sidney Crosby disguising his voice calling for Ovy to be banned for life.

Ron Hainsey addressed it on the air and said that at full speed he didn't see anything out of sorts, but on the replay could see that it was a dirty hit. He didn't express any opinion about punishment but was glad that Pevs wasn't hurt.

Hainsey was also the first one to speak to Ondrej Pavelic after the fluke goal last night and he told him not to worry about it and shake it off. Obviously Pav didn't listen.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Why do the French exclaim "blue blood!" when they are shocked?

Mortimer Peacock said...

It actually means "Sacred blue." It's like an English-speaker exclaiming "Holy ____"<---insert whatever.