A Meeting of the Clans!

The wit and wisdom of our very own Mickey Redmond!

Yes!  That's the SAME "Index of Mickey Redmond!" site featured in The Detroit News

Read about us in the May 13, 1999 and
December 15, 1999 editions of the newspaper!

12/15/99 Story: http://www.detnews.com/1999/wings/9912/29/12150221.htm

05/13/99 Story: http://www.detroitnews.com/1999/wings/9905/13/05130203.htm

05/13/99 Story Site List: http://www.detroitnews.com/1999/wings/9905/13/05130013.htm

But enough self-aggrandizement!  Let's get to the good stuff!

Table of Contents

Newly added quotes are located just below.  The rest have been archived on a separate page.  I have categorized the quotes into several sections. If you have any favorite quotes, this will help you navigate this site and find them quickly.   Just click on the quote and you will be magically whisked to that place on the quote page.

Updated: 12/24/01         

Number of visits since 12/24/01:

NEWLY ADDED!  

      SPUDDY's PAGE!

     Taking over for Mickey on the road is Shawn Burr and I must say he's made quote a few quotable statements.  Click here and see!  (They say imitation is the sinserest form of flattery.)

COMING SOON!  

      THE  BUD LYNCH PRONUNCIATION GUIDE!

     Learn how to say "Vyacheslav" and "Kocur" to your friends!  Never be embarrassed again! New pronunciations added every day - Kuznetsov! Butseyev!

New Quotes                

Mickey-isms                

The Tao of Mickey

Hackin' and Whackin' Down There

Fight Night at the Joe!

What?

Utterances

WAV Files


If you have any good quotes you don't see on this page, mail them to mickeyquotes!

All attempts have been made on this page to quote accurately!   If any errors or inaccuracies are found, please notify me at mickeyquotes!   And I'm running out of descriptive verbs that I haven't used before, too.


Latest

What follows are the latest quotes to be added to The Meeting Of The Clans.  Below are links to the older archived quotes.

  


"They separated the bobbleheads from the green shirts!"  
- Mickey subliminally markets the Grind Line - Pizza! Pizza! (November 16, 2001)





"He's got some dry powder and he's lightin' some off!"  
- Mickey explodes in admiration at Sergei Federov's speed. (November 13, 2001)





"It's going to be a rodeo start today!"  
- Mickey appreciates an early-match hoe-down against Stu Grimson. (April 15, 2001)





"He got the whole jar of mustard on that one!"  
- Mickey spices up his description of Brendan Shanahan's one-timer. (March 15, 2001)





"That put a smile on Scotty's face!"  
- Mickey detects an imperceptible upward curl on Scotty Bowman's impassive face. (February 10, 2001)





"He's breathing rare air!"  
- Mickey is impressed by Maxim Kuznetsov's height. (February 10, 2001)





"There's a lot of cryin' goin' on!"  
- Mickey dismisses the vociferous complaints of Gary Roberts in the penalty box. (February 10, 2001)





"He can't get out of his own way!"  
- Mickey laments Slava Kozlov's futility after a bad giveaway. (January 30, 2001)





"He was standing there like a cigar store indian!"  
- Mickey stiffly proselytizes his impressions of Grant Marshall after a Steve Yzerman juke. (January 12, 2001)





"Holmstrom gets more attention around the net than a pretty girl around closing time!"  
- Mickey observes Thomas Holmstrom getting hit on by the Dallas Stars. (January 12, 2001)





"Verbeek is usually lookin' up at people when he's whacking away at them!"  
- Mickey remarks about how Pat Verbeek stacks up in a scuffle. (January 5, 2001)





"He's swimmin' on the frozen pond!"  
- Mickey pools his thoughts about a Minnesota Wild defenseman who ends up sprawled on the ice after a Brendan Shanahan fake. (January 5, 2001)





"He works quickly!"  
- Mickey enjoys a running gag on Anti Laaksonen's name. (December 27, 2000)





"This shot wouldn't have broken a pane of glass!"  
- Mickey laughs at Sergei Federov's weak shot which squeaked over the line fooling Mike Dunham. (Unknown)





"The powder was wet!"  
- Mickey puts an antiquarian spin on Matthew Dandenault's misfired breakaway shot. (Unknown)





"His toes were knocked back to the heels of his skates!"  
- Mickey puts his spin on the state of a player who took a run at Kris Draper and ended up in the bench. (April, 2000)





"That's living right!"  
- Mickey laughs at the Red Wings' luck in a game against the Rangers when a shot bounced of Kozlov, then off Osgood's arm, then finally off the crossbar before popping back out. (March 27, 2000)





"Brooms and lacrosse sticks would be just as effective!"  
- Mickey laments the condition of the ice in San Jose. (March 8, 2000)





"Remember the year he couldn't find the ocean standing on the pier?"  
- Mickey recalls a bad scoring year for Owen Nolan. (March 8, 2000)





"What is this league coming to?"  
- Mickey aghast as Jiri Kubina blows a kiss to his girlfriend, Martina Hingis, in a suite. (February 27, 2000)





"He put that yo-yo to sleep!"  
- Mickey admires Larionov facility at controling the puck. (Unknown)





"He spent a dime to make a nickle!"  
- Mickey explains the economics of playing stupid. (Unknown)





"The government never listened to the people before!  Why are they listening now?"  
- Mickey offers his political two cents on the Canadian government's rescission of it's offer to subsidize Canadian hockey teams. (January 22, 2000)





"Vandenbussche is not long off a couple of raccoon eyes!"  
- Mickey provides a veterinary update on Chicago's Ryan Vandenbussche. (January 13, 2000)





"It's Thursday and he's thinking of the Friday dance!"  
- Mickey criticizes the distracted play of a Chicago defenseman. (January 13, 2000)





"He wouldn't make a good fish.  He didn't bite!"  
- Mickey praises the patient play of Igor Larionov. (September 28, 1999)





"He did a 360 in a phone booth and came out like Clark Kent!"  
- Mickey ridicules a lame attempt by Tampa Bay's Bill Houlder to defend against Sergei Fedorov.  The Nashville Predators claim Houlder off waivers three days later.  (November 7, 1999)





"Then it's all downhill......in a good way!"  
- Mickey covering for the use of an incorrect expression to describe the Red Wings' good fortune after Buffalo's collapse led to six second period Red Wing goals.  (December 28, 1999)





".......Oh, I don't know!"  
- Mickey realizing that the story he was telling had no point.  (December 28, 1999)





"Too much thinking can get you in trouble!"  
- Mickey pressing the non-cerebral aspect of hockey.  (December 22, 1999)





"It is five on five, isn't it!"  
- Mickey sarcasticly illuminates the Red Wings continual puck possession skills in the offensive zone.  (December 22, 1999)





"Murph goes down the middle like he was goin' through a minefield!"  
- Mickey illustrates Larry Murphy's ability to avoid opposing players on a scoring rush.  (November 24, 1999)





"Well, he now has more penalty time than ice time!"  
- Mickey chides St. Louis' Tyson Nash who drew a penalty at the beginning of his only shift of the game at that point.  (November 24, 1999)





"Roest threw him a hitch on his gitalong right there and he went into the boards on his own!"  
- Mickey explaining why Deverieux fell down after Stacey Roest made a move on him.  (November 20, 1999)





"You're trying to give a rowboat for a battleship!"  
- I have no idea what Mickey means by that.  (December 13, 1999)





"You still gotta play the games!"  
- Mickey chiding all the people who got their brooms out after the Red Wings took a 2-0 advantage in the playoff series against the Avalanche.  The Avalanche came back and took four against the Wings to knock then out of the playoffs after Mickey said these prophetic words.  (May 13, 1999)





"Kozlov tried to pick the cotton out of Roy's ears!"  
- Mickey comments on how close Slava Kozlov's stick was to Patrick Roy's mask.  (May 11, 1999)





"That's a long row to hoe!"  
- Mickey bemoans the Red Wings plight after the Colorado Avalanche take a 5-2 lead.  (May 11, 1998)





"He did a 360 in a phone booth and came out like Clark Kent!"  
- Mickey puts a comic spin on a Federov move.  (Unknown)





"There isn't one rear end in the seats!"  
- Mickey applauding the fan's interest in a Martin Lapointe fight.  (March 17, 1999)





"He couldn't hit the back of the barn!  He couldn't hit the bull in the rear end with a banjo!"  
- Mickey quotes an earlier assessment of Kirk Maltby as a rookie in Edmonton which led to his trade to Detroit.  (April 17, 1999)





"Kozie's learned his English pretty well!  Ha, ha!"  
- Mickey speaks about Slava Kozlov's vocabulary as he jaws at Keith Carney.  (March 17, 1999)





"Of the seven to eight thousand Red Wing fans here, one of them lost an octopus!"  
- Mickey alerts the viewers of a misplaced cephalopod.  (March 19, 1999)





"Not for a family show!  And that was in English, not in French"  
- Mickey apologizes for Jacques Demers' on-mike outbursts.  (March 19, 1999)





"Get that lunch bucket shined up and go to work!"  
- Mickey admires Kris Draper's forechecking while killing a power play.  (April 5, 1999)





"Kocur's gonna get four minutes - two for the original hit and two for the tap after!"  
- Mickey understates Joey Kocur bouncing Kris King's head on the ice like a basketball with his fist after King took a run at Kirk Maltby.  The Toronto trainer helped King off the ice after.  (December 31, 1998)





"Like most people, he tried to take advantage of a Swedish player and Holmstrom threw a left at him!"  
- Mickey reacts to Derek King taking a run at Tomas Holmstrom. (December 31, 1998)





"They're taking numbers!"  
- Mickey narrates the interest of Darren McCarty and Martin Lapointe on the bench as they watch Calgary's goons pick on players smaller than themselves. (November 27, 1998)





"Holmstrom's feet were mysteriously thrown out in front of him!"  
- Mickey unravels how Tomas Holmstrom drew a penalty on Adrian Accoin. (November 27, 1998)





"It's like it had eyes!"  
- Mickey anthropomorphizes the puck as it finds it's way through a half-dozen pairs of legs into the net behind Chris Osgood. (November 16, 1998)





"If he was extending an invitation, Kocur will give him a two-step!"  
- Mickey explains how Joey Kocur would react to a challange from Chris Simon.  (June 12, 1998)





"First of all, that's alcohol abuse!"  
- Mickey reacts to a report that a fan had dumped a beer on ESPN analyst, Barry Melrose.  (June 1998)





"Well, I think Draper got his two minutes worth!"  
- Mickey assesses the relative value of Kris Draper's retaliatory cross-check after taking seven consecutive cross-checks from Derian Hatcher.  (November 13, 1998)





"You just have to keep pluggin' away!"  
- Mickey expounds on a fan's hair (or lack thereof!).  (November 6, 1998)





"He was going to put him out under the People Mover!"  
- Mickey on Martin Lapointe's check on Igor Korolev.  (October 23, 1998)





"He gets shoved by Albelin and he gives him the pitchfork!  No hay there, Drapes!"  
- Mickey warns Kris Draper of the fruitlessness of his spear on Calgary's Tommy Albelin.  (October 18, 1998)



Mickey-isms

Here are mostly the familiar quotes we are comfortable hearing from Mickey telecast after telecast! Some are just classic Mickey!

... look at the size of that ...
... good things happen ...
... shot with an elephant gun ...
... blew a tire ...
... old-fashioned Louisville ...
... 20 foot stick ...
... by their own petard ...
... born at night ...
... dit-dit-dit-dit ...
... ducking all over New Jersey ...
... statistics are for losers ...
... like a duck without wings ...
... you can head for your parties ...
... you get a cold for the draft ...
... hanging around like a bad smell ...
... right out of his jock strap ...
... a perfect 10 ...
... his head's on a swivel ...
... you'll end up short of equipment ...
... couldn't stop a beach ball ...
... going into the popcorn stand ...
... not running on all 12 cylinders ...
... steamroller ...
... put the how-do-you-do on ...
... day late ... dollar short ...
... rubber ball ...
... firebrand type of hockey ...
... johnny on the spot ...
... like a waterbug ...
... jammed in here with a shoe horn ...
... shot out of a cannon ...
... money's worth ...
... thread a needle ...
... Slam dunk! ...
... throw a blanket ...
... funny clank ...
... jock strap hanging ...
... hold it ...
... skating in sand ...
... and, "Bingo!" ...
... in droves ...
... like a monkey on a high wire ...
... dandy ...
... stoned him ...
... digging for gold ...
... the cream and the sugar ...
... no cigar ...


The Tao of Mickey

... a broken clock ...
... a game or mistakes ...
... if diving was an event ...
... give it another kick ...
... good lumber ...
... the guy that's moving ...
... lolligagged ...
... discombooberated ...
... swimming on the old pond ...
... the brain that Sacco doesn't have ...


Hackin' and Whackin' Down There

... may not be so rare ...
... saw the silver ...
... the Equalizer ...
... excuse me for laughing ...
... nervous person ...
... soprano ...
... didn't bounce ...
... "Welcome to the league!" ...
... looking outside at Carlton St. ...
... I'll nail you into the ice ...
... English language ...
... you don't want to be admiring your pass ...
... That's the call!?!?! ...
... he wore that stick out ...
... got his bell rung ...
... rattled his fillings ...
... get out of the way ...
... no teeth missing ...
... crushed by his own defenseman ...
... long way from the heart ...
... in for repairs ...
... lays the Louisville ...
... boiled over the side of the pot ...
... chin music ...
... easy now! ...
... roller derby ...


Fight Night at the Joe!

... what they came for ...
... 0 for 2 ...
... spoiled it ...
... one more kick at the cat ...
... that jackhammer will work ...
... to be discussed later ...
... rockin' at the Joe ...
... no one going to the pop stand ...
... tough way to make a living ...
... donnybrook ...
... Way to go, guys! ...
... Aw! Let 'em go! ...
... What a way to start! ...
... a little waltz ...
... a good go ...
... "You deal with me, Mr. Man!" ...
... Look out! ...


What?

... called me a caveman ...
... monkey on a high wire ...
... get it back going ...
... it's a happy sound ...
... Hockey is very hurry up and wait! ...


Utterances

... Bingo, bango! ...
... Holy Mackeral! ...
... Ei-yi-yi! ...
... Oooh, baby! ...



WAV Files!

What is that hanging off the clock at center ice in Maple Leaf Gardens?... (77K)
Cos it ain't no place for a nervous person... (99K)



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