He managed to find us a RHD we've been looking for since Rafalski retired, he addressed our lack of center depth after buying out Weiss. More importantly he did both without tying us to either player long term so even if they don't work out, it won't be a disaster.
To top if off he and Mr. Ilitch already worked out a pretty awesome new dance routine with our new additions.
Its hard to get excited with no fore check.
His back checking is decent, but I don't like playing from behind with semin, he has no intensity, and he puts too much pressure on the rush, and when he doesn't score he gives up and you don't see him the rest of the time.
Burke actually did say "green peace folks" once. It was when he sent Franks favorite dumb meathead, Colton Orr, to the minors (cause he sucks) and all 29 other teams acknowledged His suckyness by not claiming him on waivers
That press conference was a master stroke by Brian Burke. He became the champion of "Ye Olde Tyme Hockey" by glorifying Colton Orr at the same time as he was effectively waiving him and ending his pro career.
"Look at Colton Orr here", Burke gestures, "Why he's the prototype of what a hockey player should be. All heart, knuckles, and square jaw. I love this kid as if he were my own son. He a rat killing, penalty box chillin, death tollin, rock and rollin', son of a gun, and he's the kind of guy that wins hockey games..."
..."which is why I'm waiving him and sending him to the minors".
I've been watching Mantha all season. My fear is he ends up another Franson. Right now, he is not aggresive along the boards and looses most of those battles. He also is slow getting back on defense. What he does have is a great set of hands and some speed. It's just that the drive seems to be lacking.
Posted by kipwinger
on 12 February 2015 - 03:36 PM
Kip, you're such a s***.
Haha, I wouldn't have done that to anybody but Malik. I can't stand that guy. When I rib on Khan or Brendan Savage it's exactly that, me lightheartedly gassing on them. Malik is a different story. He and Helen St. James REALLY get my goat.
Dude it's just a hockey blog. lol Relax.
Don't like his reporting? Don't read his stuff.
I don't really get why you felt so inclined to create an account, post several over the top attacks on him (till he would finally respond to you), and then come here to pat your self on the back with a "see what I did everyone!" attitude.
The whole thing was kind of sad to be honest. And I'm not even a fan of Malik...
Sooooo just to be clear, you DON'T like how I behave on the internet?
Posted by kipwinger
on 04 February 2015 - 08:57 PM
Honestly if Franson did get traded here and then signed long term, I could pretend that it was the same Franson the entire time and pretend the horrible Choice never happened. He would for sure make me forget about the other guy...
Do you find it even remotely ironic that the guy who supposed wants to "pretend the horrible Choice never happened" is also the same guy who won't shut up about it?