‘Dude, I thought you were on vacation?’

So I’m still posting items despite the fact that I’m officially on vacation for the week in Grand Marais, Michigan. I feel that I should give you an explanation as to why I’m grinding out stuff when I said I’d be out for a week.

It turns out that there is internet service in the cabin my mother and I are staying in, and mom has been ill due to a urinary tract infection (yes, another one). Combine that with some inclement weather, and you’ve got a blogger who feels most comfortable puttering around on his computer while watching over his mom.

The vacation will kick into high gear over the next three days, and between packing on Friday and driving home on Saturday, I will spend more than enough time away from the computer as the week progresses.

Right now, I’m going through my usual bouts of insomnia and feel more comfortable covering stuff at half speed than I do sitting around with the laptop lid closed, so that’s why you’re seeing stuff get posted.

I appreciate the concerns for my mental and physical health, but I am doing okay, and I am taking my vacation seriously. I’m in balance and will do my best to take the time between now and the start of training camp and use it to rest and prepare for the 2019-20 season.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

One thought on “‘Dude, I thought you were on vacation?’”

  1. Well since George is blogging in a cabin in the rain I thought I’d add my take on the Canada-Finland game I went to today. Had great seats. Score was 8-3 Finland. Canada’s goalie was a total disaster. It was 5-0 after the 1st period and 7-0 a few minutes into the 2nd. Finally Canada woke up and it ended 8-3. Remember that Canada has an A and B team, so this was definitely their B squad. My eye was on Puistola, the kid I wanted us to draft at 60 or 66 but we took Johansson and Grewe instead. Puistola didn’t disappoint with 1 goal, 1 assist, and several dangerous chances.
    Heinola looked great for the Jets. I didn’t even notice Kivenmaki. I did see Ken Holland who was likely watching Lavoie, who needs to improve his skating.
    Too bad you aren’t here George. Missing some good hockey.

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