Happy Thanksgiving to my loyal American DGS readers. Speaking of it being Thanksgiving, it's the time of the year to be thankful, for something like hockey and the Flyers being in first place. Because of this, we sent out some texts to some NHL players to ask them what they're thankful for. The responses we got were rather enlightening.
Kyle Wellwood: "Butter, stuffing, French fries and trans-fats."
PK Subban: "Mike Richards didn't kill me, that's the nicest thing someone's done for me since my car got burned during a riot last spring"
Sheldon Souray: "I get to play in Hershey instead of Edmonton; mission accomplished"
Sidney Crosby: "No matter how much I dive, Bettman still loves me"
Patrick Kane: "Thbt Suttere kidd who pnchrd cabbie driverz"
(I wasn't sure what he was ok so I texted him back to ask 'Dude are you ok?')
Kane's response: "Yes, jus haad somme tequila"
Dammit Kane, stay sober for like...a day..seriously
Dan Ellis: "My money"
David Booth: "Mike Richards didn't kill me, I owe him one."
Peter Chiarelli: "Making the playoffs and getting a lottery pick 2 years in a row"
Colin Campbell: (Editor's Note: Colie didn't respond, apparently he doesn't know to use a Blackberry)
Brian Burke: "No one pretends to be me on Twitter anymore."
Glen Sather: "The Rangers ownership, for keeping me employed"
Derek Boogaard: "My goal scoring abilities"
Ilya Kovachuk: "Being able to play in NHL for 9 more years even tho Bett-man think I play 15 more"
Crazy Lou: "Jelly"
Joe Thornton: "The Heimlich maneuver, saving my life every year after I seem to choke every May"
Antti Niemi: "Leighton not closing 5 hole, made me cup winning goalie"
Sean Avery: "The ability to give others my sloppy seconds"
Henrik Sedin: "Daniel Sedin"
Daniel Sedin: "Henrik Sedin"
Coach Sutter: "Having a brother as GM so i dont get fired"
Brad Richards: "Knowing that I have at most, 7 months and 6 days in Dallas"
Andrew Raycroft: "A job in the AHL for the Texas Stars that keeps me from playing in Russia"
My response: "Uh Andrew, you play for the NHL's Dallas Stars"
Andrew Raycroft: "LOL there is NO way this is an 'NHL' team, it's defence is like ECHL quality"
Brian Gionta: "No one's burned my house down even tho I'm an American who's captain of the Habs"
Scott Gomez: "the lack of a height requirement to play in the NHL"
Jason Spezza: "Not having been destroyed by Patrick Sharp since 2004"
Gary Bettman: "Being a league that's so unnoticed, no one did anything about Colin Campbell...those MLB guys always dragged in front of Congress; that sucks for them"