I some what agree. I think Holland/Babcock have not brought their A game this season. However people seem to forget how much turn over and youth we have seen this year. We all know about the departures on defense but think of all the new players (or expanded to actual playing time) Emmerton, Smith, Kindl, (all full time basically) then Tatar, Nyquist, Andersson, Murzak, Brunner, Dekeyser, Lashoff.
I don't think you get the point. Our young guys are the guys performing well they're doing better than the vets. And that's why were upset cause they're not getting playtime over the likes if cleary and what not
Your lines are too close to what we've been panfully watching all season. Nyq Dats Tats would totally dazzle; Helm would relieve Z to go back to his scoring ways of yesteryear; Franzen, Anderss and Bert would be really tuff to play against. Just when the opponent thinks they got it, put Bert and Johan with Dats and send Nyq and Tats down to Anderss.
Helm has no business even being mentioned on a second line. And that pansy first line would get pushed around like little kids.
Wow. I wish huskins the best. You also see the philly guy watching out for his teammate? He was on him instantly...wish Detroit had someone like that now. Too too doesn't count since he is never on the ice...
This is also where fighting has its place in hockey. You suspend him he learns nothing. He gets the royal snot beat out of him he will think twice next time. Hockey players used to govern themselves and they still should.
Oh please. That's the most ludicrous thing I've seen. Crosby is not as good of a scorer, not as good of a physical presence, and not as durable. But every other conceivable attribute is in Crosby's favor, he plays a two way center game(Is he a Selke candidate? No, not yet at least but his responsibility on the defensive end is just miles above what Ovechkin is asked to do. Crosby take absolutely no nights off, Ovechkin takes weeks off when not being productive with points. Crosby has an over .20 PPG difference, how is it even a question who is better offensively really?
Crosby is 4th all-time in point per game right behind Bossy, during this one of the lowest scoring eras. I mean give me a break, and is .20+ ahead of anyone currently in the league.
Oh and add that Olympic gold medal to the ring too, and don't forget who clinched the victory.
Ovechkin is a great player, but Crosby has separated himself from him since Ovechkin's prime in 07-10 where there was actually a debate. I hope Ovechkin regains his 60+ goal form, he is a great talent and fun to watch. But Crosby is also fun to watch, and I just don't understand how supposed hockey fans can pass over the opportunity to watch one of the greatest players to ever play the game grow as a hockey player, it's a once in the life time opportunity and it's just sad to me. Because as a hockey player my whole life, Crosby is and will be the best player I'll ever watch live, and that's something that I will cherish. There isn't a Gretzky, and Howe in every era, but we are lucky enough to be experiencing one of those type players and it's a shame people don't care about the actually game when it comes to Crosby.
And don't forget how cheap Ovechkin is, he's been suspended, and has countless of at the very least questionable hits. If the Red Wings fans think Backes is cheap, I'd love to see how they would react when Ovechkin would have ran Lidstrom like he did Gonchar, or Gleason,
Let me refresh your mind, this video doesn't even include his suspension and cheapshots from the past 5 years.
I loved the highlight reel. I loved gonchar. The idiot tried to avoid the hit and gets injured in the process. Or #5 dude is skating with his head down bent over in the middle of the ice what do you expect to happen. Clearly an ovie hater made the video but heck I loved it. 95% weren't dirty at all.
Back in the good old early nineties, I've seen highlights from guys named Lidström, Yzerman and boom there you have it. Then I've started to gain some information about this team, the history, the all time greats so basically I am a fan since then and always be. This organization has brought a lot of joy to my life, watchingso many alltime-greats, the best owner in sports and an over the top management working together is just a pleasure.
People are allowed to critisicee things. Being critical means that fans are carring about this team, as a fan I want them to do well but I don't want them to half ass things (i.e retool instead of rebuild). Add to that how much I want to see another cup for the best owner in all of sports and then you also have the reason, why I am so critical of this joke of a league and their communism approach to things.
I failed to understand the communism part. Cause the owners caved on every issue to end the lockout(which they shoukdnt of now the players will want more). In communism they don't cave to the others demands.
But back on topic I was born into the teams I support. Michigan, tigers, wings and steelers. Which was difficult at times...tigers in early 2000s or Mich with rich rod. The only time I cheer for another team is if they winning helps my teams. Or if they got ovie...lol.