Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiver Wire: Evgeni Nabokov meets with Gary Bettman

You may have heard that Evgeni Nabokov isn't very happy. He recently went from signing a contract with the contending Detroit Red Wings to being claimed on waivers by the last place Islanders. So far he's refused to support, but he may be running out of options if he wants to continue his career next season.

So what's a goalie to do? If you're Nabokov, you arrange for a top secret hearing with commissioner Gary Bettman to plead his case. Luckily for us, DGB hidden cameras were there to record the conversation. I have to honest... I feel like it probably could have gone better for Evgeni.


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The lyrics:

(Gary Bettman)
Take this guy! Take that guy!
Take that name! Make that claim!
The wire came down, gloves came off!
(Waiver Wire!)
[bleep] you, Nabakov!
Fool what you want? A forward or D?
Fool what you want? One goalie or three?
You sad? (Snap'em up)
Too bad! (Grab 'em up)
Should have stayed out of the KHL (Go to hell!)

(Garth Snow)
Garth Snow, GM of the Isles
And you won't be playing again for a while
Backing up Rick DiPietro
Always in rebuild mode
(Nabakov: "But I'd much rather play for a contender...")
So?
You think I don't know that? (Charles Wang: BLAW!)
Nabby hold that! (BLAW!) Nabby hold that! (BLAW!) Nabby hold that!
From the Isle comrade, you know the pace
We're 900 and 99 points short of eighth place

(Bettman)
Waiver Wire! Claim that fool!
Waiver Wire! Go take that fool!
It's the perfect timin’, to do some blind-sidin'
Go and grab your new fourth-liner! Huh!
Waiver Wire! Claim that fool!
Waiver Wire! Go take that fool!
Get him (get him) get him! Sit him (sit him) Sit him!
Grab him! (Nab him!) Grab him! (Nab him!)

(Kyle Wellwood)
The Sharks you know, they really friendly
Mention seafood, make me hungry
You doing what you should, a team's picking you up for good
But you're gonna need a crane if you're picking up Wellwood
Waiver Wire! Harpoon that whale!
You're gonna be sorry when I break that scale!
When you're picking a club, bring your damn lunch money
Cause those fools with the blogs and fat jokes ain't funny.

(Marek Svatos)
I tried to sign with the Blues, (Marek what you sayin?)
Then my agent calls me up and tells me I ain't playing
It's Predator time, Nashville time
(Waiver wire) It's yellow uniform time
I heard the Blues music but this player ain't dancing
They caught a Predator like they was Chris Hansen
Treating me like I'm some for-hire desperado
Doesn't matter to me as long as it's not Colorado

(Bettman)
Waiver Wire! Claim that fool!
Waiver Wire! Go take that fool!
It's the perfect timin’, to do some blind-sidin'
Go and grab your new fourth-liner! Huh!
Waiver Wire! Claim that fool!
Waiver Wire! Go take that fool!
Get him (get him) get him! Sit him (sit him) Sit him!
Grab him! (Nab him!) Grab him! (Nab him!)




23 comments:

  1. This deserves a standing ovation - I'm going to have "waiver wire" stuck in my head for awhile...

    Congrats to Bloge on his new home at the HOTH

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  2. what are the lyrics?

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  3. OMG This is just brilliant! I had to watch it a few times. It's awesome!

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  4. Heh. It's funny because Wellwood is fat.

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  5. Wellwood's line from last night's Shark's win;
    Played 15:55, 2 shots, 1 goal, 3rd star, celebrated in locker room by eating 1st star Joe Pavelski's pants.....tragic.

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  6. I commend DGB and Bloge for the effort. However, these could be so much better if the voices were done by someone who can do voices. Always entertaining though gentlemen! (Criticism sandwich)

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  7. @Anonymous

    Ahhhh the truth....it burns!

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  8. NEW RINGTONE BITCHES!

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  9. What's the sample you used? It's driving me crazy that I can't figure it out.

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  10. Hey zeus cristo. Thank you!

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  11. The gloves come off...Waiver Wire! Fuck you Nabokov!

    Too much

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  12. Holy shit Batman. That was classic. Made me go watch How To Be An NHL Defenseman again. It never gets old. Great stuff there!

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  13. WIN, does not even give this video justice. I spit crunch berries on to my screen. and as a beat up blues fan, I am feeling this pain.

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  14. Gary Bettman sounds strangely like Grover when he sings.

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  15. "Waiiiver Wire, Waiiiver Wire". Haha, I'm a Red Wings fan and this blog (particularly the Bloge Salming videos) are some of the best NHL humor out there. You guys really know your stuff. Keep up the good work!

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  16. Best Svatos rap we'll ever hear.

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  17. Instant Classic!

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  18. Hilarious! What kind of software did you use to make the video?

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  19. Sucks this is not up online anymore.

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