I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Gordie at Traverse City in 2006. A sweeter and gentler man you could not ask for. He tried to feed my dog Galen (rest his soul) a banana! Didn't work, and then he said, "He'd probably prefer a calf."
Happy birthday to one of the classiest people to ever lace up the skates.
I can't believe you have turned this into a competition between these two amazing players. It's like comparing apples and oranges. You need to just appreciate them both for what they have and do, and leave it at that.
Much as I loved the team in both '97 and '98 (and if any team needed a reason to rally round, we did in '98), I have to say the team in '02 was just phenomenal. I mean, look at the fourth line - two Hall of Famers on the fourth line - how many teams do you know who can make that claim? And it also gave us a chance to see a potential star for the first time...that year was proof that you really had to have something to crack the lineup as a rookie, and a certain someone did just that. And now look at where he is...
And this is a team ('02) where I can honestly say I remember exactly where I was when the whole thing turned around and I knew that it was ours. I can't say that about '97.
As stated in "Pirate Radio"..."Spoken like a five-star chicken."
Of course, Andrew Ference comes out and says his teammate was wrong, and gets raked over the coals for it. I shouldn't be surprised that no one wants to come out and tell the truth about Cooke.
Someone is going to get him. I don't know who, and I don't know when, but it's gonna happen. And it won't be pretty when it does. But if he expects to get sympathy when and if it happens, the only place he's gonna find it is the dictionary.
"The Freshman" doesn't ring a bell, I am sad to say.
We've been known to use lines out of "O Brother" in public if the right situation arises. It's one of those movies where we pretty much know a lot of the dialog by heart. And the music is perfect. It deserved the Grammy that it got.
I was actually a bit surprised that in almost every category for forwards it was either Dats then Crosby, or Crosby then Dats. The players know that he's in the top 5 of players in the NHL, but apparently the NHL and a lot of its fans don't think so.
Well, you know what they say...artists are never appreciated in their own time.
And as far as Pasha being the second smartest player in the league, I'm sorry, but he's got more smarts in the fingernail of his pinky than that thing in Pittsburgh could ever dream of having in his whole body - ever.
My housemate tried watching "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", made it through about an hour and 15 minutes, and said, "You're right. You have to be either drunk or seriously medicated to watch this." She gave up. Can't say I blame her.