Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Abdelkader assigned to Grand Rapids
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01-30-2010, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyinHD View Post
That's a silly statement.
Really? What poster here communicates in the same manner as Mike Babcock with the media? None. It's your example that was silly.

Let's put it this way: how much more negatively strident has Mike Babcock ever been about a young player?

My point here is that his comment about Abdelkader, while seemingly laconic, is pretty much as heavy a shot as he will take at a young player. 'He thinks he's an NHL player' is about a million Babcockian Light Years (BYL) from the comments he makes about players he has a positive opinion of. Reference, for instance, his comments about Ericsson the past couple seasons.
My point is that even if it was a "poke" at Abs, or as "heavy" a shot as he will take, it was still mostly nothing. Certainly not a "verbal haymaker."

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