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As the one drawback to following Kukla's Korner, I'm subjected to the thoughts of Bill Houlihan and his A2Y 19 "get on the stress train" crew.

Contrary to what some people might think, I'm a pretty open-minded guy. I like hearing other sides of debates and will often change my mind once new information comes to light.

So being subject to the disrespect he and his lapdogs spew out to the rest of the league - and most notably to Avalanche fans - is something I willingly accept.

I'd rather dig through their crap to find one or two gems than to ignore the prospect of gold entirely.

But this weekend it was like wading through the septic tank of Elvis in his latter years.

There were 14 All-Star related posts put up by Bill since January 21. And each one contained the same ideas.

Bettman hates the Wings.
The cap is a conspiracy to destroy the Wings dynasty.
Crosby is Bettman's love child
Lindstrom can't stand on his broken elbow.
Datsyuk can't get the sand out of his vagina.
Bettman hates the Wings.

Over and over and over and over and...

When I first heard that Datsyuk and Lidstrom would be unofficially suspended for not playing in the All-Star game, I had to agree with Bill.

I thought the league was saying the two injured Wings were going to be forced to play in a meaningless game and that's just plain stupid.

When it came out that the league simply wanted those two to be part of the All-Star weekend, meet and greet fans and put a smile on to promote the league, I changed my mind.

When it turned out that this wasn't a made up rule and that it was instituted last year after Brodeur no-showed the ASG, it cemented my thoughts.

But I didn't say anything.

I can only bang my head against so many walls each day and I chose not to bang it against that one.

Thankfully, Greg Wyshynski NHL-is-more-important-than-one-Red?urn=nhl,136831">summed it up better than I ever could.

And of course the first response to his post spoke perfectly to the point Greg was making.

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