Rangers will buy out Drury (Brooks: Drury gone, Avery safe; Wolski maybe?)
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06-13-2011, 04:41 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by
The Healthy Scratch
How about there ability to step up when we needed them to? Or the emotion they showed on the ice to get the team going? Or their attitude in general to the media that actually made it look like they gave a damn about the team.
Drury did nothing. Best day in Ranger land in years when that useless sack will get bought out.
You mean step up like playing with a broken hand, throwing yourself in front of slapshots and scoring the game tying goal in the last game of the season? Yeah, Drury was a disappointment on the scoreboard, but he did step up and his effort isn't questionable.
Emotion on the ice is overrated IMO. There are a lot of different forms of leadership that are effective. And, honestly, I bet the people ripping Drury for being too calm or emotionless are probably the same people who hate Ovechkin's goal celebrations.
And honestly, I don't really know what showing the media that he gave a damn has to do with anything. Screw the media, it's how the locker room and coaching staff view you as a captain that matters, and all that's been said is positive from the people who matter.
I'm glad Drury is probably getting bought out, don't get me wrong. I'm just tired of people on this board moaning about how terrible a captain he was when no one has any clue how good of a captain he was or is. Just because he's not shown screaming at his teammates or making guarantees to the media doesn't make him a bad captain. Maybe not winning a Stanley Cup or being a PPG player does, but both of those are and were unrealistic expectations.
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