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Trouble in the Sharktank Jumbo Joe versus DW

14 March 2015 - 04:48 AM

http://www.tsn.ca/th...-mouth-1.230111

 


"The pressure and stress, I felt, was getting to Joe. And I sat him down and said we need other players to step up and share this. He got it. He didn't like it, but he got it and he understood it."

 

Thornton would go on to say: "All I've got to say is I've been here every day working hard. I haven't taken a sabbatical. He just needs to stop lying, shut his mouth."

 

I guess one of the two will be gone after the season is over and Thornton has a full NMC so I guess it won't be him. Good for Joe for finally snapping I mean DW has stripped him of the C and then talked about big changes but did nothing. Should be really interesting going forward.


TSN: Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton top NTC lists

20 February 2015 - 01:09 AM

http://www.tsn.ca/re...-lists-1.210362

From losing, to climate, to media, and in many cases a combination of all three and more, these places become completely undesirable to an athlete"I hate to say it, but it's the Canadian teams," another agent said. "Vancouver would be the most desirable out of those teams. There's Winnipeg and Edmonton, Toronto because of all the bad media and Montreal. Either you love it or hate it."
Maybe this finally gets the media to rethink their behaviour. It's no wonder that player don't want to play under that constant microscope or in a city where they can't order anything I'd they don't speak French. Winnipeg is a but surprising to me small town with a family feeling and an almost packed ring every time. Also some of the comments are disgusting and these fans are wondering why nobody wants to play there..lol

Maybe treating the players with class and having respect for their privacy would be a nice start? I mean if both teams were equally bad I'd still rather play for a team like the Ducks - coming from someone who lives as cold as possible winners! - with no media instead of the 24/7 going shows Toronto and Montreal..who wouldn't.

Great Brandon Prust Article

04 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

Disclaimer: those who hate fighting, tough guys will hate it so no need to read the article. http://www.theplayer...m/why-we-fight/

 

He talks about how he became a tough guy, the code and that sometimes emotions are getting the best of him even against some of his best buddies like King Henrik and Stepan.

At the end Prust gives a nice incite on what goes on the day before a fight.. He doesn't sleep much, still fears the opponent and when the day comes he prefers his fights early to get it out of the way. The best part is probably him talking about rats and what he thinks of guys that are going after skilled and smaller players.


Buffalo Sabres could go for the record

31 January 2015 - 09:00 AM

With already 14 loses en suite and with games against St. Louis Blues, Habs and Tampa Bay Lightning coming up they could at least break even with the early caps who managed to lose 17 en suite. If they accomplish that, place 30 should be locked up way before the trade deadline. They really know how to tank it

Pittsburgh/Philly might be the best rivalry in the game now

21 January 2015 - 10:40 AM

I love watching that rivalry that's hockey should be: pure hatred, fights, bone crushing hits, crowd going wild and coaches getting fired up. Farnham landed a serious right on that guy. But man Rinaldos hit was dirty

 

That being said I think other rivalries sadly have died down a lot obviously Detroit - Chicago used to be good but it lacks that level of animosity even Bruins - Habs aren't close. So by today standards I think its fair to assume that this is the best rivalry in the game and I would love seeing both meeting in the playoffs but man Flyers need to get on a serious streak if they want to make it.