Oh, Mr. Darcy: Radio host composes ode to Wild goalie Kuemper


This is ridiculous. And the man behind it admits it's not sung well.

But we wanted to share it.

Clayton Kroeker, a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan radio host, wrote an ode to Wild goaltender and Saskatoon native Darcy Kuemper called "Can't Beat Darcy Kuemper." He debuted it after the 23-year-old's 1-0 shutout win over the Avalanche Monday.

"This is a song, which is sang horribly I may add, I wrote for him," Kroeker says on the track's SoundCloud page.

We've whet your appetite enough, here it is:

Kroeker gives a nod to Kuemper's Saskatoon roots, shouting out his time with the Saskatoon Bobcats minors program, the Saskatoon Blazers Midget AAA club, and Holy Cross High School. Then gets into the NHL meat.

"They call him Kemps, a brand new starter for the Wild," Kroeker croons. "A good Sasky boy as a child. Now he's making stops in the show. You didn't know?"

It's sung to the tune of Garth Brooks' "Standing Outside the Fire."

Kroeker works for CJ1280 radio in Estevan – the largest city in Saskatchewan. It's described as a country station.

Kuemper, after putting up 22 saves in his first-ever playoff appearance, will start again Thursday in game four, Michael Russo with the Star Tribune reports.

Meanwhile, the Wild Wednesday will find out the repercussions for Matt Cooke's knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie in game three. Cooke is meeting with league officials in New York at 11:30 CDT, according to Denver Post writer Adrian Dater.

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