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Richard Park Guarantees Korean Gold in 2018

This was Richard Park's actual reaction to the announcement of Pyeongchang getting the 2018 Olympics

NHL mega-star and long-time DKM supporter Richard Park has issued fair warning for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games: “Kolea is going to take the gord medar!!”

That bold statement came on the heels of the announcement that the city of Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be hosting the Winter Olympic games in 2018.  While Korea is often highly competitive on other forms of ice, such as speed skating and figure skating, hockey hasn’t been much of a forte.  That’s all going to change in the next six years, says Park, who sat down exclusively with DKM to talk about his excitement over the announcement.

“Re rill be leady to pray big time hockey games!” Park declared.  “This is time for South Kolea to take up our sticks and pucks, and jam them on the Canadians!!”

Although South Korea does not currently have more than four ice hockey players in the entire country, Park is optimistic that his high-level NHL experience will rub off on the rookies during training.  “I have prayed with the best prayers in the whore wide wowld!!” Park shouted.  “Once I get prayers to sign up, I teach to skate and shoot, and then we get to the power pray!!  We are so tiny and fast prayers, we buzz arr over the ice and other team must take penarties.  Then, we rill capitarize on the advantage and get many goars this way!  Many, many goars!”

Park, who has 95 goals scored in 684 NHL games, believes that the Koreans should actually be viewed as favourites, over typical heavyweights like Canada, the U.S., Russia, and Sweden.  “Those countries no ronger good at hockey!  Now, it is South Kolea’s time to be the best!”

It’s certainly an exciting time for the residents of South Korea, and particularly for the thirty-six fans of ice hockey in the country, all of whom are Richard Park’s extended family.  It is unknown at this time whether or not Park’s 6 separate International ice hockey appearances for the United States will effectively bar him from competing for South Korea in 2018.  “If they even try to stop me, I wirr no ronger be smiring arr the time!!  I wirr instead take a bite out of their asses!!”

Richard Park's family braved the cold to celebrate ice hockey's arrival in South Korea in 2018.

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Off-Season Plans for NHL Players

Well, now that the fires in Vancouver have been extinguished, it’s time for the NHL’s annual off-season to kick off.  This means you’ll be able to find many North American hockey players on the golf course relaxing with a few beverages, European players returning to their home country to be with family and to train, and all sorts of activities in between.  I mean lots of activities.  Luckily, we here at DKM were fortunate enough to get the scoop on what some players were looking forward to most in this coming off-season.  Follow the jump to see what these guys are getting up to.

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Richard Park at the Olympics

As many of our veteran readers know, New York Islanders’ winger Richard Park often checks in to share his experiences in the NHL.  Once again, our good friend Richard has volunteered his services as he spends his Olympic break in Vancouver.  Here’s some observations that Richard has made so far during the Games, exclusively at Distinct Kicking Motion.

DKM correspondent Richard Park is back for Vancouver 2010 coverage

Awwww herro again to arr of those fans outside of Vancouvel Orrimpic Games!  Such a good Games, so much more than evel before!  Canada has been the nice country and hosting the Games is of such impoltence to them.  First, I vely much enjoyed riving in the Orrimpic virrage!  It is so nice housing and everyone is awrays so kind.  So many fans and Canadians drinking so much arcohol I can not berieve my eyes!  I nevel have so much arcohol in my rife!  But now I go on to my anarysis of the Games.

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Checking In With Richard Park

It has been quite some time since we here at DKM have checked in with an avid contributor to the site, Richard Park of the New York Islanders, so with their recent stretch of success we thought it would be a perfect time to catch up with the veteran forward. As usual, Richard didn’t let us down and granted us a look into the season thus far. Continue reading

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Brian Burke is a Racist

As the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to dig a deep hole to open their season, DKM has stumbled across some disturbing news involving Leafs General Manager Brian Burke.  I’ve done a little homework on the facts, and it looks like Burkie harbours a genuine aversion towards natives of South Korea.  Case in point: he refuses to trade for coveted forward Richard Park, currently playing for the New York Islanders.

Richard Park smiling; Brian Burke would not approve

Richard Park smiling; Brian Burke would not approve

Sure, you might say that you can’t just go out trading for any given player on any given day, which has some merit.  However, let’s consider that Park has played in the NHL since the 1994/95 season.  Brian Burke has been a GM off-and-on since the 1992/93 season (with Hartford).  Over all of these years, Burkie couldn’t find a place for Park on his roster even ONCE??  Seems a little fishy to me.  Adding to this whole feeling of ill-placed malice, we see that Park joined the Vancouver Canucks one season AFTER Burke was let go by the team.  This is solid evidence that Canucks’ management thought highly of Park, but one man’s bigotry stood in the way of finding Richard a good home.  With Vancouver’s significant Asian population, it’s surprising that Burke took that job in the first place.  Let’s take a look at the other Korean-born player in NHL history: Jim Paek.  In five NHL seasons, he never found his way onto a Brian Burke squad.  Coincidence?  Before you read this article, maybe.  Now, you know it’s not mere coincidence.  When Burke’s Ducks captured the Stanley Cup in 2006/07, the Burke-inspired team motto was, according to insider reports, “Win it so the Koreans can’t.”  It’s ironic that the one player whose name and face is probably best associated with the Ducks franchise, Paul Kariya, was not on that Cup-winning squad.  Why?  Just say Kariya’s last name out loud, and you’ll have your answer.

Brian Burke (left), pictured with all of his Korean friends

Brian Burke (left), pictured with all of his Korean friends

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Another Walk in the Park

From time to time, Distinct Kicking Motion has the special honour and insider privilege of being able to collect valuable tidbits of information from New York Islanders super-sniper, Richard Park.  Recalling Richard’s first post with us just over a month ago, he was dealing with the hardships of a broken collarbone injury.  Park has since returned, playing in seven painfree games so far.  In the following, Richard gives his take on the upcoming playoff picture, as it is starting to shape in each conference.

Me cereblating a big goar!

Me cereblating a big goar!


Lichawd Pawk’s Prayoff Pleeview:

Ohhh herro again.  This is favolite New Yolk Israndel prayer, Lichawd Pawk!  It is vely, vely good to be on the computel again, tawking to my many fans.  Befole I tawk about the prayoffs, I just tawk about season, okay?

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See Tommy

We at Distinct Kicking Motion were lucky enough to once again catch up with one of our all-time favourite guys Richard Park, and he was kind enough to share this touching home video from his childhood. It shows Richard as a young boy in Korea trying to balance his studies and his love for hockey (something that very few Canadian hockey players can attest to). It then flashes to Richard as a grown man watching his son play hockey, and the unknown bond that the game created between him and his father. Lots of thanks to the Park family for giving us this heartwarming look at Richard’s childhood.

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