I said Danny D simply because he came straight out of College and was thrown into the fire on a team already loaded with Rookie's and he made an immediate impact... maybe not a huge impact but not many players can make the jump and be a positive factor. I'm assuming he will only get bigger, stronger and better.
I don't think Scotty was really well "liked" either for alot of the same reasons... he was very well respected and listened to though and that is what is required. Dave Lewis seemed to be opposite and had basically the same team Scotty did but crashed the team hard when it mattered.... Used to drive me insane to see Lewis on the bench emotionless and saying nothing, i wondered if he even had a mouth at times.
Babcock is proving right now just how good of a coach he is! Keep on 'em Babs!
1st season in North America, more games and travel then he's had to endure before, 1st NHL play off experience, he started on a high, exerienced some lows and he is improving with every game. Sign him, he is a keeper and he is a part of a wicked 3rd line with the potential for alot more. I'm a Brunner fan.
What an embarassment! How many mistakes can Smith make in one game? He was just awful! I have zero confidence in that guy... please someone teach him how to clear the zone, please. I think I would add Tootoo next game, probably sit Bert.
We should bench the power play units for not scoring (or even shooting the little black round thing at the meshy thing where the guy in big cushions was hanging out) with all that consecutive power play time before we bench Jimmah.
40 Gp 14G 17A 31P (1 more point than Hossa, 63 point pace over 82 games) +13 43 Hits all for a $4m cap hit
Hoss not only contributes offensively but a an amazing defensive player as well and has consistently played this way no matter what teams he is on or who he plays with... Franzen vanishes for a while, then plays some (after having "a fire lit under him") and then will vanish again and then push players from behind some and maybe give some face washes while running his mouth. To me there is no comparison between the 2... I pick Hoiss every time
I have a strange brain the works in progression. So one thing leads to the next which leads to the next, and so on, until finally my thought process finds a resting place. So here's how it worked when I read that Dekeyser needs a nickname.
Dekeyser -> DK -> Donky Kong -> King Kong -> Kong.
So Kong it is.
Edit: This is nearly identical to the way I nicknamed my younger brother, who has been called "squeege" or "Squeege McQueen" for over two decades. Johnny -> Dirty Johnny -> DJ -> Deege -> Squeege -> Squeege McQueen (optional).