This game is a prime example of how a team can finish their checks without running all over the ice.. you dont have to crush a guy through the glass every time..just get in on them and rub them out into the boards every time. Over the course of a game and series it will make their D make mistakes. Keep it up..great 2 periods.
[quote name="Playmaker" post="2406686" timestamp="1368902201"]Smith is a rookie who is going to make mistakes. Pucks will get past you at the point. If Cleary does his job, it's a good scoring chance, and nothing more. He's a seasoned playoff veteran and shouldn't be making plays like this. Cleary isn't the scapegoat. He's getting well deserved criticism for his extremely poor play.[/quote
What you call "well-deserved criticism" is what I'd call obsessive overkill. He is not playing well. But Cleary commentary has gone from well-chosen, logical and timely remarks to a kind of pubescent, smart-ass, sarcastic let's-all-dump-on-him-because-it's-the-current-thing-to-do thing. Kind of like mindless, absentee bullying. What I find interesting about my own reaction is that whether it's my business or not; and even though I don't have any control over it, I feel embarrassed and sad for those of you who are persisting, even when he plays ok. It's just a guess here. A stab in the dark? But I'm thinking the point has been made that Daniel Cleary is not playing well.
That is overkill, plain and simple, and it probably does come from a sense of insecurity. I want this pontifying POS to eat it and choke on it. I want the same thing to happen to him and his team that happened to Woody Paige the time he thought it was the Right and Proper Thing to Do to dismiss the opponent with a flick of his pen.
GO, WINGS. Read this and do some of your own ripping and tearing. You KNOW you can do this.