18 February 2007

Goodbye to MAB

Now, could I have loved someone like the one I see in you
Yeah, I remember the good times baby now, and the bad times too
These last few weeks of holding on
The days are dull, the nights are long
Guess it's better to say
Goodbye to you

Looks like everyone's favourite French troll has finally been sent packing. He's headed to the best backup-goalie-managed squad in the NHL, and we're getting this guy in return, sort of:


Denis Grebeshov is expected to finish up the current season alongside Mikhnov and Ulanov in Russia with the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv, after which he will be an RFA. As Andy speculates, I hope this was just done to free up some $$ for Smytty's contract -- otherwise, we gave up one of our more experienced (albeit terrible) defensemen for very little in short-term returns. At least the Prez will be happy that we have another Russian.

So, ladies -- let's get to what's really important: Do you consider this acquisition an upgrade in terms of team hotness? I was never a fan of MAB's troll-hair or pointy features, but this guy's not really doing anything for me either. In terms of looks, I think I'd consider this a square deal.

13 comments:

Allan said...

He doesn't do much for me, either, but he's an upgrade on the troll for sure.

Plus, his tenuous connection to Ulanov gives him a bit of a boost.

Eyeris said...

The question is: With MAB gone, who will make witty comments during (HOT) dates with Mike W?

D. said...

Definite upgrade in hotness. More in the "cute hot" kind of way.

Scarlett said...

I'm on board with all Russians. But this guy is actually quite cute, and easily an upgrade on Frodo.

sally said...

He's cute. Sort of. So it's definitely an upgrade.

Katie O'D said...

They're both sort of funny looking, but Denis pulls it off a little better. The Russian accent seals the deal- always an improvement.

Jordi said...

I'll take him. On Monday, Thursdays and every second Sunday.

Screw it, just give him to me.

court said...

He's not what you'd call "hot" but he's better than MAB. Even when I didn't hate him for running the goalie, I thought he was a wierd-looking kid. Seeyabye.

the Prez said...

Well, I find Bergeron to be physically quite attractive, but Russians are always hotter. I just hope Mikhnov doesn't tell him that he'll just end up in the AHL if he comes over. Maybe Ulanov will set him straight.

Alana said...

The Prez lives!

Loxy said...

Can we trade Grebeshov for Mike W?

Anonymous said...

It looks like we traded Frodo for Pippin...

I'd say that Grebeshkov looks like he made out with a shovel after countless shots of vodka the night before this picture was taken.

I like the patchwork beard as well...

Girls, if you think this dude is cute, I think I need to revise what my current definition of cute is.

Hopefully he's a much better hockey player than he looks, because he honestly looks like he just pulled his head out of an elephants rear.

YIKES

Btw... this was a HURLEY post.

pickles said...

more importantly...this freed up space on the blue line for tom gilbert. a DEFINITE upgrade...in all areas. squee!!