Henrik Tallinder Appreciation Day!

It’s Henrik Tallinder Appreciation Day!

This celebration has been brewing for quite some time. Hank is pretty unassuming, so it’s easy to overlook him, but I want to make sure you’re aware that it’s been years since Hank was last involved in an unseemly Swedish sex scandal, and months since he last had his arm broken. Not only has he been skeletally fit and sexually law-abiding, but he’s been quietly rocking our world with his sound defensive play. Recently, out of NO WHERE, Lindy stuck him in the shootout and he hilariously undressed Marty Brodeur, thus revealing some hitherto unrecognized offensive prowess. Basically, Hank is a stud. You know it, I know it, and HeatherB wrote the book about it; but until today, we didn’t have the statbits to make our case. How do you quantify the awesomeness of a stay-at-home defenseman? I have no idea, but I know someone who does: Acclaimed blogger and statbit analyzer, James Mirtle, has published a list of the top defensive defenseman in the league. Guess who’s at the tippy-top of his list? HANK! What does it all mean? Who cares! I’m drunk on glögg, and it’s Henrik Tallinder Appreciation Day!

In honor of Hank Tallinder Appreciation Day, I would like to present Hank with this IKEA cabinet to house his Appreciation Day trophy and all the other trophies I’m certain his responsible defensive play will earn him over the course of his career……

Ikea case
Some assembly required
…..and this bottle of calcium:


You can never have too much healthy bones.


8 Responses to “Henrik Tallinder Appreciation Day!”

  1. 1 Heather B. February 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Yay, Hank Appreciation Day! :::throws confetti, blows on noisemaker:::

    Wait a minute! I’m supposed to be the only one who appreciates Hank’s quiet, unassuming play! He’s my gem, mine!

    I suppose I can share for a day though! Yay! Hank’s number one! Hank’s number one!

  2. 2 jonhoepfinger February 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Lets celebrate the best defenseman on the team, and he is signed till 09-10. And only will make a little over 3 million dollars. Plus his teaming with Toni Lydman is helping Swedish and Finnish relations.

  3. 3 Pookie February 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    “You can never have too much healthy bones”

    That’s what she said!

  4. 4 Amy February 15, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Oooh, I really like that IKEA cabinet. You think when Hank picks up the cabinet, he could pick me up some of the cookies they sell in their little Swedish food mart area?

  5. 5 Pookie February 15, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I wonder if Hank has a ball pit in his house like IKEA?

  6. 6 Matt February 15, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I wonder if Hank has a ball pit in his house like IKEA?

    Your Ikea’s have ball pits?!

  7. 7 Meg February 16, 2008 at 12:10 am

    “You can never have too much healthy bones”

    That’s what she said!


  8. 8 Patty (in Dallas) February 16, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I almost bought that cabinet! But alas, I have no trophies for it.

    Happy Hank Day!

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