Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.
Steve Yzerman has announced his retirement playing his whole career in the Motor City. A true professional in all respects. A Hall of Famer for sure (without waiting the designated time). Good luck Stevie Y.
Chris Pronger reportadly going to Anaheim for players & high end draft picks. I thought he wanted to play in Eastern Cda. I guess $$ talks. Chris your a whiner & complainer & fortunatley not coming to T.O.
Five BJays selected to the all star game & all deserved so.
I have nothing but the utmost respect for Stevie Y. The man was a class act throughout his entire career and I'm just sorry he didn't give it one more year so we could let him now how appreciated he is. I always hated the Red Wings but that became harder and harder to do with Yzerman in the fold and guys like Brenden Shanahan suiting up in red and white. Yzerman has been captain of that team for twenty years, an amazing feat, and with 692 goals, 1,063 assists and 1,755 points in 1,514 NHL games he's a lock for the HHOF.
I think it's a damn shame he didn't realize he couldn't play in Edmonton before he signed the long term deal there. As I understand it, his wife is a St. Louis native who wants to live in the States. I was surprised by the rumours he might come to Toronto because last time I checked this was still a Canadian city. I feel bad for Edmonton fans who fell in love with this guy only to be dumped so harshly and quickly. The Anaheim Ducks just traded Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Smid, a first-round choice in 2007, a conditional first-round pick and a second-round pick in 2008 to the Oilers to get him.
There haven't been this many Blue Jays at the mid season classic since 1993 when we sent seven. Roy Halladay, B.J. Ryan, Troy Glaus, Vernon Wells and Alex Rios will join manager John Gibbons at the 77th all-star game next Tuesday at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. That's awesome and well deserved.