To fill in for people that haven't played hockey, Matt Cooke put his leg up like that so that he could gain leverage and pin the defenseman along the boards by putting his leg between Karlsson's, unfortunately Karlsson's legs came together quickly in an effort to evade Cooke and that freak accident happened. I understand that it's Matt Cooke, and he truly deserves no benefit of doubt, but it's a legitimate play by him to win a puck battle, or at the very least pin the defenseman along the boards. I truly believe it was an accident, but I understand it's Matt Cooke and don't blame anyone for being against him.
That was pretty poorly executed, I still cringe replaying in my brain...Poor Karlsson though I hope the kid comes back sooner then later.
order a new one, changing the old one is like changing lidstroms A-C, it's not right. He was not captain when you slopped pizza and beer on yourself while screaming at ericsson or hudler for losing a puck while Lidstrom was captain. You should definitely order a new one that you can get new stains on while he is captain!
So apparently you have been watching me! There is also some wing sauce, forever to be embedded chip shrapnel as well as some blood, sweat & tears. Alas a new era begin's.
"The players are doing what they have to do, but it's funny, you talk about solidarity and a handful have already bolted. You know who they are...like they need the money...yeah right! But I would caution them to be very careful not to get hurt because as of two days ago, we pulled all their league insurance (dental, medical, player) and all the benefits for each player, so if they get hurt, the NHL will not pay them one dime until they are cleared by league doctors and to the owner's satisfaction that the player is 100% fit and able to perform."
That for some reason pisses me off hardcore, just the fact he breaks in down to dimes...It's a f@Uk of a lot more then dimes.
I have always worried that when this contract is up he's 36 years old. This as well as having said he wants to play in Russia in previous years is not the best sign to me on him returning and not to mention more recently he has said really wants to spend a lot more time at his hockey school in Russia to give the kids over there in juniors more of a shot then their current situations allow.
Pavs a true star and if he packs it up all the power to him, he will be missed by us but the wonders he could do for the kids in Russia would be awesome.
I think an ol' Savvy vet is what that crew needs back there, eat some minutes and shed some guidance on our young grasshoppers.
...Ian White however doesnt get enough credit at all, I used to watch him play for the Leafs every game they played for the five years he was there and he's one of the most consistent D men there is imo. I was uber happy for him that he got to play with Lids as much as he did, even if it was for that one season...
It's been stated several times what Franzen's critics would like from him. Sure 40-50 goals would be great, but I'd settle for a more consistent effort on the ice. When Zetterberg isn't scoring you can still see how hard he's working out there. Trying to get his shots, backchecking, carrying the puck in the high traffic areas.
Franzen is at his worst when he iscontent not having fun and he tends to float around, not using his considerable size, and just wing the puck at the net from low-percentage areas.
Just had to fix that I wont lie I don't think we of all teams will land Ryan, and I think that's a good thing. Yes he is a 50-60 point guy but to lose Flip entering his prime (not to mention the "kids" found his mojo imo)Tatar ++ for it?? I dont want to see that happen, I am really gearing up for this transition and with a little help from lady luck we will be alright...Better then that actually, we will be gorgeous!
That one dude talking is so laid back, sounded like he was eating a tootsie roll or something. I would have crapped myself had I been there, but I guess that's what you get it your that close to awesomeness everyday!