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- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-03 14:12:21)
Thank you, Krob, for pointing out Mike Green's case, although if I was to nitpick, I would say that he was a finalist, not a winner. By your "all round game" comment, I understand where you're coming from. It just seems to me, that there is more to this story than just the defensive liabillity fallacy, or the fact that he has actually won the Norris. It's the "too many right hand shots" or the "high risk, high reward" or the "bad attitude" comments that bug me. There seems to be no limit to the amount of untruths told about this kid, or about his personality. I had the chance to meet him on a golf course the year he was drafted by the Habs. I found him to be polite, curteous and a perfect gentlemen. He was a class act all the way, even going out of his way to make sure he introduced the other three Bulls who were golfing with him. Now I know it was just a 'one' chance meeting, but it just seemed to me at that time, that he was raised to be a decent person, and from the conversations I've had with Ian, who knows PK personally, I believe my initial thoughts to be true. Anyway, I hope Yzerman sees through all the bullshit and PK gets what is rightfully his, a chance to represent Canada and win gold.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-03 13:41:15)
I agree Mark, but I would add that Brian Blowhard actually caused the uproar, by opening his idiotic mouth. As Ryan said, all he had to do was cut him, not cut him up. Steve Yzerman is too classy, and is too much of a gentleman to fall into that trap, but I do believe there will be a furor, if he passes on the Norris Trophy winner' especially if Canada doesn't win, and the PP is stagnant or they are not getting timely goals. Frankly, I'm sick of all the crap that PK has to endure. Most elite atheletes have an inherent cockiness to them, in fact, it's usually part of what makes them great. You have to believe your the best, to be the best, in my opinion. PK has been misunderstood and misrepresented from day one. BTW I've been a HIO contributer from the get go, before Mr Desharnais even joined the team, although I haven't contributed in quite a while, but I still read the posts. My handle is actually my first and middle initials for my name, not my cup size.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-03 13:08:26)
I have a question I'm hoping someone out there might be able to answer. Has an encumbant Norris trophy winner, ever been passed over for International play by his Country, for reasons other than injury or suspension? It seems to me that the "high risk, high reward", too many right handed shots, and the "defensive liability" crap, being spouted by the glen healy types out there, is bullshit, plain and simple.It is leaf-centric propoganda. As I look at the stats right now, Shea Weber is a -12, and finished at -2 last year, while P.K. is sitting at +13, with 9 more points and finished with a +12 rating last year while winning the Norris Trophy. I get the 'plus/minus' arguement, that it is really not a great indicator of a players full value, but you would think Yzerman and his crew would be aware of this fact, either way. I would also like to point out that I really like Weber, and I'm thankful he is Canadian and that I believe that he deserves to play on Team Canada, but to say Subban is on the bubble, makes no sense at all, to me. I also question the "too many right handed shots" excuses. Is it such a stretch that a NHL all star calibre defensemen cannot play on his off side? I don't think so, in fact, if that was the case, then they wouldn't be there, would they. Furthermore, PK usually lines up on the left side during PP situations, to take advantage of the best one-timer from the point in the league. Moot point. Could you imagine what would have happened if Bobby Orr, Paul Coffey, Denis Potvin, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard or Raymond Bourque were passed over for international consideration, for reasons other than injury or suspension because of the 'high risk, high reward' fallacy or we have too many right handed shots excuse or he's a defensive liaibity excuse? If P.K. isn't included on this team, even as a PP specialist or in case of an injury, and they don't win gold, Yzerman should be tarred and feathered along with the rest of the moronic pundents out of Tarranna.
- Comment on Habs look to end slump against Lightning; Beaulieu sent back to Hamilton (2013-04-18 12:22:30)
I think you can sum up the people who contribute to HIO with a famous quote by Willaim A. Ward; "The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjusts the sails."
- Comment on Habs can clinch playoff spot with win in Buffalo (2013-04-11 13:37:27)
"First step back towards the JM/Gauthier era. Good times ahead." Another quote from Timo, and I really do believe he is sincere in these feelings. He seems to be happiest, when the Habs are losing.
- Comment on Habs can clinch playoff spot with win in Buffalo (2013-04-11 13:32:08)
Yes, because I'm sure the main thing they're worried about is getting heat from a chronic, defeatist, internet arm chair quarterback from Albortia.
- Comment on Habs can clinch playoff spot with win in Buffalo (2013-04-11 13:18:23)
I think MB is looking at the big picture. Think about it, what happens if Kaberle does his knee in, or gets his bell rung and has concussion issues? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think a team can "Gomez" a player's contract while he's on the injury reserve list. That's 4.25 million, we can use towards the cap next year.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-04 07:45:58)
Pommenville was drafted in the second round, 55th overall, Clowe was drafted in the 6th round, 175th overall, so yes, it is very conceivable to get a player of more value, with a late first round pick, especially with Trevor Timmins at the wheel. Some examples of Timmins skills, Gallagher 147th, Pacioretty 22nd, Subban 43rd. I wouldn't worry about wheeling and dealing, if I was Ray Shero either, let's face it, he inherited a team that drafted first overall in 2003, 2005 and second overall 2004, 2006. Having said that, there has to be a thought in the Penguin collective that these players are not getting any younger, and it's a 'now or never' mentality, especially seeing how Gino and Syd have both been through long term injuries lately, Jordan Staal is gone, and Fleury has been hot and cold for a few years now. I think MB is on the right track. Stay the course, and let the chips fall where they may. This team has been consistently in the game all year, and can beat any team on any night. Anything can happen in the play-offs. I think the message he's sending the team is right message to this team. I trust you guys, go get it done.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-03-28 06:43:08)
Anyone have a link to the president of the Actor's Guild, Clod Julien, last night. I just want to hear his
- Comment on About last night … (2013-03-14 10:43:46)
Come on Booner, quit playing around on Facebook and give us some Tinordi information.