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akustyk

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In Topic: Alexey Marchenko called up

05 January 2014 - 05:10 AM

just watched the 1st period asking myself the same questions that came up early in this topic: who is this guy and why did he get the call before Sproul or Almqvist.

 

he didn't look bad. for a defenseman 2 years away from NHL draft in his first ever game you can't ask for god knows what. but he was solid enough in his defensive game, used his brain and didn't cough the puck. 

 

 

but I do have to admit that I watched Canadian junior team anihiliate itself against Finland earlier this day. nothing that Wings or even Stars did this game was nearly that bad :)


In Topic: Pronger is done

17 October 2013 - 04:46 AM

not surprised either. too bad, one hell of a defenseman who could easily played at high level until his 40th in this league.

 

yes, he was a SOB to play against but also a very intelligent player with huge skills and knowledge of the game. 


In Topic: Report: NHL to have 5 outdoor games in 2014-15.

24 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

how about something like this?

http://www.iihf.com/...Hash=145372f9b6

 

I mean... not a Roman arena (in North America), but something big in a warmer climate... ;)

 

 

 

I've no problems with Outdoor games becoming annual gig, even multiple times a season. they're extreme fun to watch and fantastic opportunity to promote the game. IMHO better and for die-hard fan also much more interesting way to promote hockey.

 

sure it doesn't make so huge impact as a single event, but..


In Topic: Maple Leafs plan cup parade?

18 July 2013 - 05:09 AM

I can see why they would want to take down the old pictures and stuff - to try and take away the pressure caused by the weight of expectation

 

BUT

 

Brian Clough famously tried something similar at Leeds United in the 70s and it was a spectacular failure.

 

Maple Leafs under MLSE are definition of spectacular failure. and they prove it over and over again.

 

I'm waiting for their plan to celebrate introduction of Phaneuf to HHOF announced later this season. because... you know...

by Toronto standards this guy is already a lock...


In Topic: Maple Leafs plan cup parade?

17 July 2013 - 02:01 AM

epic.

 

only Maple Laughs could do something as epic.

 

as if hockey fans in general had shortage of reasons to laugh at this abysmal franchise. now we'll get one more when Leafs

hit their annual golf course in April... :D