I feel like it has been fairly evident over the course of the last couple seasons that Johanson's problems stem from long before Tortorella came around. Not sure why you think he's the one pushing the kid out. Seemed to me Johanson's hasn't ever seen himself in Columbus long term. No matter what contract he signed.
What is the point of the league not maximizing the amount of eyeballs that can watch the game? I can certainly understand this game not being televised nationally, but why not at least in the two markets involved?
Am I the only one who took this as some dry wit from Franzen? I thought he was implying Nyquist did not like Babcock. Franzen always seemed to have a pretty dry, sarcastic sense of humor in his interviews.
I can sympathize boys, always a double-edge sword when it comes to OT in the playoffs and living in the eastern time zone. Thankfully, after spending 25 years in Detroit, I get to enjoy this years playoffs from my new place in Seattle. Only 10:45 here.
Surprisingly enough, they just showed the shots 50 to 46 in favor of NSH. They must've worked over the Hawks early on in the game. The entire OT seems like Chicago has been on the PP. Couldn't believe the Preds had the shot advantage.
I've been hearing for the last few seasons what a great coach McLellan is, but i've never really known why the media is always banging that drum in unison. What has he really done that makes people think he's so great? Is he a great motivator? Great strategically? Hasn't won anything as a head coach. Great regular seasons have been marred by post-season disappointments. I'm not saying he's a bad coach, just not sure what it is that makes people think he's a great coach.
They were talking on either Hockey Central or MvsW last week, can't remember who, about whether Buffalo landing McDavid entices Babcock to want to take charge of the Sabres. Honestly, I could see that as something he would be interested in, especially McDavid. Assume for a moment McDavid does live up to the hype of being the next Crosby. Wouldn't a coach love to have that kid as his center piece? And Buffalo does have some pretty good prospects coming. Pegula has enough money to allow Babcock to write his own check as well, so the money aspect can be thrown out the window.
Just cuz it's from ESPN doesn't mean LeBrun is just some hack writer. Seems like a irrational reaction. He does some of the best work around the league and is highly respected. If Bobby Mac switched to ESPN, would you brush aside his articles too? Just playing devil's advocate.