What were you thinking what you grabbed Smith in bear hug to keep him from retaliating on Coburn?
“I try just to hold him a little bit just so he don’t bump him and get two minutes and it would be four or four. They would probably pull the goalie so I try to just hold him se we’d get the power play.”
Gotta say great throw and I liked the full follow through.
Then just standing there like "f you" Major props to you !
Hahaha, I swear I originally was just going to throw it and run, but I was just too hyped by the crowd reaction, and I kid you not a couple Flyers at the blue line looked over at me, (or just in the general direction at which it was thrown.) and I just started acting like a mad man. Almost like, "That's right! Come on! Let's GOOOOO!" I'm pretty sure I blacked out.
So???? DID YOU GET KICKED OUT? Or did you evade capture?
I didn't have an usher or security guard even say a single word to me. They tolerate the tradition as long as you respect the game. Throw it exactly at the time I did or immediately after a goal and you are fine. Don't ever disrupt the flow of the game or you're gonna get kicked out, fined, etc. Which I understand and respect.
Just a guess on my part, but I think it comes down to Blashill swapping Richards for Mantha, and now deciding to use Sheahan on the 2nd PP unit. That leaves Mantha with limited minutes on the 4th line, and no usage on special teams. Unlike Athanasiou, Mantha doesn't strike me as a guy who's going to have much of an impact playing 6-8 minutes. The fans might not like it, but it's the way Blashill's positioned him for the time being.
That said, I don't get why Blash seems so insistent on double dipping with his players. Now it's Abdelkader and Sheahan playing on both the PP and PK, with Abdelkader ranked 2nd in SH TOI/GP for over a month now. In that span, the team's PK is 25th overall in the league. You can attribute the issues to any number of things, but I can see how overusing Abdelkader might be one of them.
It's not like this team is void of dependable PK guys - use AA a little on the 2nd PK unit. Heck, at the very least, use Helm more. He's proven to be a capable penalty killer over the years - he has that "resume". It's probably the biggest gripe I have with Blashill - he seems to try to "play it safe" too often, and goes back to the same well over and over. Hopefully that changes as he and the team adjust to each other.
Jesus Christ I understand being frustrated but it's like some of you have never been a fan of a losing team. I know some of y'all are young but *damn*.
"I hate this team"
"I'm not watching the playoffs if we make it"
O...k? Don't? Like rage quitting isn't going to change the sitch, guys. If you don't want to watch, then don't watch. The bottom always falls out eventually, even if it takes 20-some odd years for it to happen. That's life as a sports fan. If you don't want to root for a losing team or a team in transition, then don't. But not everyone has one leg over the side of the bandwagon. Some of us remember what it was *really* like to suck, and I don't think we're anywhere close to that.
on 24 October 2015 - 12:21 PM
If you're looking for W-L results, any hockey website should have them. Like nhl.com or tsn for example. Many of these sites also include breakdowns of OT loses, SO loses, etc. You should be able to find playoff records there too.