I think that Carman's healthy scratch and the McCrimmon pep talk have definitely done him some good. Although he has had a couple bonehead plays tonight, they haven't been game changing. Remember, this is a tough Caps thread he is up against tonight. Bad habits don't disappear overnight, and this is a step in the right direction. Atta boy!
What can I say.
It's easy to improve when my inspiration in life is Sidney Crosby.
I need to go away because I think the league's current goal scoring leader and a perennial 100 point forward isn't better than a 40 year old defenseman(No disrespect to Lidstrom at all, I'd certainly take him in his prime over anyone in the league for the record)?
No offense, but I'm going to need an explanation here...
You have no idea who you are dealing with here (in terms of Carman's attention whoring and trolling, not Frozen-Man). He brings any backlash towards him amongst himself and pretty much all of it is warranted, he doesn't know when to stop.
Nice double standard there. I defend Crosby, I don't attack people. My post in this thread had nothing to do with Crosby yet some Wings fan feels that he needs to bring him up. I find this funny and it doesn't bother me. Unfortunatley I'm a sucker for a good discussion and it seems that's not liked here...
Anyways onto the Bruce vs. Crosby whining thing. Crosby is a young kid and Bruce is an almost 60 year old man if you cannot see the diferrence there I'm sorry.
I cannot stand the Capitals because of one person, and one person only.
I cannot stand how he looks, acts, speaks, whines, eats, and most of all coaches. He's never going to have successful in the playoffs until he instills at least some defensive mind into his top players.
Backstrom could be so much better of an overall player if he had a different coach...
Wing's players never usually get the individual recognition they probably deserve in different hockey cities, but Howard is unproven when it comes to the playoffs so it's a huge question mark. Although I'd like to know what exactly Loungo/Anderson/Bryzgalov/Kipper have done in the playoffs that make them more likely to do better than Howard.
I am not saying that Criesby sucks the problem is not him it is the constant barage of him from the league and the media, the fans are sick of it and so are the other players in the league let the kid play quit shoving him down are throat and see what his stats are at the end of his career. Remember this a great player is made great by what is around him example put Yzerman on the Oilers instead of Gretz do we all think Gretz would still be the great one or would be Yzerman, take Crosby off of Pitt and put him on Blue Jackets and put Nash Pitt and see who is better My Opinion Malkin is better
What defensive game he is a very average
Then you don't watch the Penguin's much no offense. Saying Malkin is better than Crosby is laughable to any Penguin's fan. He's so inconsistent, Crosby gives 100% all the time whether you hate him or not.
And saying his defensive game is average is exactly what I'm talking about here. He's no where near a Kesler/Datsyuk, but he is a tier below he's much better than you give him credit for.
I just value Crosby's defensive game more. He's unbelievable in battles around the net and in the corners and it often goes unappreciated. Ovechkin's job is to score, in Boudreau's system he gets free reign to do pretty much anything and is not relied on the defensive coverage as much as Crosby is just purely on position.
I'm always going to value a great center over a great winger. I'd rather have Fedorov over Bure, Forsberg over Jagr, Yzerman over Hull and I'd rather have Crosby over Ovechkin.
I can't believe someone actualy +1'd this post. Franzen, who hasn't gotten more than 60 points in his career, is better than a player who has had multiple 100 point seasons, a Hart, and is currently leading the NHL in goals?
lol Right, because you have to stretch back to 2002 to think of when Lidstrom was arguably the best player in the league? How about 2007? Because he was then. Keep trolling it up, though, because you're the only one here who honestly thinks Crosby is better than Ovechkin. Even Crosby knows Ovi is better.
Well fine 2007, I was just using a year around Lidstrom's prime that's all.
By the way, good job bringing up Ovechkin. Who is trolling now though?