I Got the Call

by Ryan

We usually don’t break news stories here, but I just felt the need to tell you all something very important:

I got the call.

Yep, with Nathan concussed and out indefinitely we are once again one defenseman short. With Rochester depleted already and Darcy in a pinch he called the best option available: me.

Now don’t get all excited just yet, I haven’t even been fitted for a jersey. I think I’m a size 46, but if they need to give me a replica I’ll take a large, number 81 if you will. If you haven’t figured it out, I’m a cocky Slovikian winger at heart, but I’ll do whatever it takes to put us in the playoffs. Of course, I’ll still pretend to make that phone call when I light the lamp.

Please don’t worry, I’m more than qualified. Not only can I skate backwards, but I’ve even played a bit of D during pickup. I’m a natural. Not only that, but I have my own equipment and can drive myself after 9pm, something most of our players in Rochester can’t do. I know Michael Funk can get a hold of his Mom’s minivan for tomorrow night, but do you really want to wait around for his older brother to pick him up afterwards? Me either.

Hrm… I just checked my recent calls log and Darcy’s office number didn’t come up. Must have just been a dream. Well, I’ll just sit by the phone for a while and wait for the inevitable. It’s only a matter of time until I’m the best option left.

God help us all.


  1. M.J.

    Hey, after last night…..Dude, you couldn’t POSSIBLY do any worse for them. Don’t sell yourslef short!

  2. Chris

    watch out for eric staal. He likes to toe drag the puck to the inside so he can drive in one on one.

  3. Rich

    All I’m saying is…if somebody jobs Vanek/Miller, you better go in there sans gloves. At this point, I’d take that from any of our blue-liners. Any alternative to Petey.