Friday, February 12, 2010

Casino Jimmy

The Wizards will not confirm they have signed "Casino Jimmy" Nielsen until all the paperwork is complete, the medical is passed and the visa is approved but it is pretty obvious by now. It has been reported in several Danish sources and Robb Heineman tweeting "please welcome casino jimmy" last night was a bit of a clue.

It is increasingly clear that Hartman will not be back. Many of us have speculated that Kevin would not return when the team had Louis Crayton and Ian Walker in camp but now that they have signed Casino Jimmy, fans are truly coming to grips with one of their favorites not returning.

Fans are wondering if this is a good move but it is too early to tell. His style of play (strengths and weaknesses) seems to be much like Kevin and many who have seen him play think he is a remarkable goalie. I will reserve judgment until I have seen him play.

Jimmy Nielsen earned the "Casino" nickname when he got into trouble going to a casino to gamble while he was with the Denmark U-21 team. Some later gambling debt issues did not help erase that nickname either.

Should the Wizards take advantage of his nickname and reputation?

A new promotion could be Casino night at the Wizards. Roulette wheels, slot machines and poker tables around the concourse. They could attract a new crowd to the game, of course they would not be watching the game unless it was to bet...

Perhaps they could get Harrah's, Ameristar or the new Hollywood Casino at the Speedway as a shirt sponsor? Cross promotions with the gamblers just down the street could be profitable...

A new catch phrase for Sean Wheelock could be "JACKPOT" when the Wizards score or CRAPS when Casino Jimmy lets one go by. A new meaning to chipping the keeper would surely be in the works as well...


  1. maybe we can get someone with a drinking problem on the team too and have bring your own bottle night?

  2. My favorite games like blackjack. Thanks:)