Thursday, October 07, 2010

They Need a Name

Seems the twitterverse is crackling today with the idea that the "Young Guns" of yore -- Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mike Green -- are not so young anymore (not with John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, and Michal Neuvirth yapping at their heels).  So, guess it's time for a new name...

The Four Icemen of the Capocalypse

"Outlined against a brilliant white ice sheet, the Four Icemen skate again. In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine. But those are aliases. Their real names are: Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin, and Green.  They formed the crest of a wave before which another NHL team was swept away in a cloud of ice spray as 18,277 red-clad spectators of Capitals Nation peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the ice sheet below."

With apologies to Grantland Rice

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Red Army Generals