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Andrew Ladd has a really good reason to ditch out on playing in Russia

Oct 5, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Jets captain Andrew Ladd was all set to sign a deal with Avangard Omsk in the KHL to play there during the lockout. A funny thing happened along the way to the tarmac: Ladd’s wife found out she was pregnant with their first child.

As Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press heard it from Ladd, it was a sudden turn of events that made him want to stay at home during the lockout.

“But the more we thought about it, the more I decided to change my mind,” Ladd said. “My wife is pregnant and I couldn’t really justify leaving her by herself. The more I thought about it, the more I thought I didn’t want to leave.”

That should make women everywhere swoon just a little bit. Ladd said he was tempted to go play in Russia for a short time and be back either by the time things were settled or before his wife was due, but said he didn’t want to miss out on anything.

I think we found the early leader for Winnipeg’s “husband of the year” award.

  1. murtdurt - Oct 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    The lockout needs to end so I can stop reading junk like this

  2. paledevil - Oct 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    These 4 been cracking jokes throwing digs and pointing fingers like the rest of us They are the only writers that took a “fans” point of view even though being employeed by an owner… That alone make them the most credible and readable.. Just another update…

  3. paledevil - Oct 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    WTG Mr Ladd…

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