Kirk Maltby Retires From NHL

Detroit Red Wings forward Kirk Maltby officially retired from the National Hockey League on Tuesday after a 16-year career. A four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings, Maltby served as a member of Detroit’s “grind line,” along with Kris Draper and Darren McCarty, designed to shut down the opponents’ top scoring line.

The 37-year-old totaled four goals and six points over 52 regular season games last year before his season was cut short in February by surgery on his arthritic shoulder. He did not play in the post-season for the Red Wings, who were knocked out in the Western Conference semifinals by San Jose. Maltby agreed to a one-year, two-way contract in September, but despite playing well in the preseason did not earn a spot on the NHL roster and was sent to Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. He decided not to report.

Maltby has scored 128 goals and 260 points in 1,072 regular season games over 16 seasons for the Wings and Edmonton Oilers — the team that selected him in the third round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft — and added 16 goals and 15 helpers in 169 career playoff games.

The Red Wings announced that Maltby will remain with the organization as a professional scout.

“I look forward to my future starting as a scout with the Wings and spending time with my family and watching my children grow,” Maltby concluded.

Fool For Your Loving

I took this musical tag from Psych Babbler.

The Rules:

* Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, IPOD etc. on shuffle.
* For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

So here we go

1. If someone asks you, “are you okay” you say:

Nobody’s Fool by Cindrella

2. How would you describe yourself?
Born Again In Dixieland by Jason McCoy

3. What do you like in a guy/girl?
18 & Life by Skid Row

4. How do you feel today?
Better Off Broken by Lisa Brokop

5. What is your life’s purpose?
The Healer by John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana

6. What’s your motto?
Against All Odds by Phil Collins

7. What do your friends think of you?
Bobcaygeon by The Tragically Hip

8. What do your parents think of you ?
Silent Scream by Children Of Bodom

9. What do you think of often ?
Money For Nothing by Dire Straits

10. What is 2 + 2?
I Would Walk 500 Miles by The Proclaimers

11. What do you think of your best friend?
Lucky Man by Emerson Lake & Palmer

12. What is your life story?
Give Yourself A Hand by Crash Test Dummies

13. What do you want to be when you grow up?
In Hiding by Pearl Jam

14. What do you think when you see the person you like?
Shiny Happy People by REM

15. What will you dance to at your wedding 4th anniversary?

Baba O’Reilly by The Who

16. What will they play at your funeral ?
Tom Sawyer by Rush

17. What is your hobby/interest?
Hanger 18 by Megadeth

18. What is your biggest fear?
Thunderstruck by AC/DC

19. What is your biggest secret?
Your Sweet 666 by HIM

20. What do you want right now ?
Let’s Make A Night To Remember by Bryan Adams

21. What do you think of your friends?
Paradise City by Guns n’Rose

22. When you want to rush to the toilet, what do you think?
We Built This City On Rock n’Roll by Starship

23. Person you hate the most is in front of you, what will you tell the person?
A Cigarette Is All You Get by the Crash Test Dummies

24. You have just won a lottery. What will you sing?
Rockstar by Nickelback

25. What will you post this as?
Fool For Your Lovin by Whitesnake

So that’s it. I quite enjoyed doing this tag. Anyone else who wants to take it on, please do so.