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Friday, May 1, 2009

Pork Chop Turned Piñata Turned Playmaker

Kyle Wellwood's five stiches, fattened lip, and missing tooth said it all. He'd played the best game of his short stint as a Vancouver Canuck.

Dubbed Wellfed for his mismanaged waistline, the twice waived oft denounced doughy centerman earned a little respect last night drawing eight minutes in illegal lumber and setting up three goals, including Sami Salo's winner with 1:13 to play, en route to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their second round series.

Set to become a restricted free agent when his one year $998,000 deal expires on July 1st, Wellwood is building a case for another year. "It takes a long time to get to know a player and to trust him and that's what I'm still trying to earn, I guess."

Keep it up Pork Chop and one day we'll be calling you Prime Rib.


epgiles said...

"the twice waived oft denounced doughy centerman"

what're you? the Maven?

MG said...

If only. I suspect I read closer to Resch than Fischler.