RED WINGS 4-3 RANGERS
Work prevented me from watching what I gather was a rather shitty MSG feed of the Wings come-from-behind win tonight. Lord almighty, I don't think I'll be able to keep my pants dry until the Wings/Sabres game on FSD tomorrow.
But what we should really be celebrating is Malik's recovery from his seemingly incurable bout with dysentery or whatever he had. And he found an absolute gem today:
"Former Red Wings forward Yuri Butsayev's name has bounced around in the Russian press like nobody's business after being involved in a purported sex scandal in Finland, and the Edmonton Journal/IIHF.com/NHL.com's Peter Adler posted the first real English-language account of the sordid tale. As Adler notes, the KHL's ridiculously close ties with the Russian government assured that Butsayev was eventually exonerated and released ...
... (Edmonton Journal) "According to allegations, later turned into police accusations, Butsayev was supposed to meet a local 25-year-old girl, invite her to a sumptuous dinner at the hotel his team was staying, at about 2 p.m. go for a walk with her to a nearby park, whence the young lady would emerge shortly afterwards, in tears, run to a hotel and report the rape. Butsayev would be arrested in his hotel shortly thereafter."
* Programming note: Five college classes have limited my free time, so I'm going to have to cut the Sega previews short somewhat. But I will try to fit in the most important ones before the start of the season. On the bright side, at least I'm not lost at sea somewhere.