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I Wanna Drive a Zamboni

Apologies upfront for another idiosyncratic Michigander post, but I’m pretty excited about the big news in Detroit today: The long-awaited return of captain Steve Yzerman to the Red Wings’ lineup last night. (Over the weekend, the Washington Post had a great story on Yzerman’s injury rehabilitation, headlined “Proflie in Courage.”) Also, in today’s Detroit News, there’s an interview with Al Sobotka, the guy who drives the Zamboni at the Joe and picks up octopi when they’re thrown on the ice during the playoffs. Isn’t his name wonderful? The Zamboni driver for the Wings simply must be named Al Sobotka.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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