Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pulling dead weight

(Kyle Turris scores while dragging along Minnesota's Cade Fairchild, 1/25/08. Photo by Neil Ament.)

Minnesota defenseman (and I use that term loosely) Cade Fairchild is one of the options in Gandalf's "Somebody, Anbody owns (insert name) @ minnesota" poll this week.

In case you've forgotten, here's Gandalf's reason for voting for Cade:
Cade Fairchild, unlike his teammate [Jordan Schroeder], he was one of the worst blue liners on Team USA at the WJC, and in the process dragged Ryan McDonagh down w/ him. No one likes dead weight that doesn't do their part; time for someone to be owned.
And since we're talking about both Cade Fairchild and dead weight, I thought it'd be nice to post this lovely sequence of photos (thanks, Neil!) of KT skating and shooting while dragging around a little bit of dead weight in the form of Cade Fairchild. And yeah, KT scored on the play.

Nice defense, Cade.