Sounds like Guerin will be the next Jones, when's that 3 mill contract getting announced?
I was thinking this very same thing at work earlier. He could put the puck into his own net and you would get the " I thought Guerin was one of better players" comment after a game. if Guerin gets in over a more derserving young player say like Holmstrom I wont be happy. I was all for giving him the tryout but hes looked like jack and **** in the 2 games. Time to take the old dog out behind the barn.
Heh, you weren't here then, but GoneFullHolmgren and I (the only 2 guys on this board who had seen him live incidentally) were pretty much the only ones defending him in Spring 2009 when it seemed like a lot of people wanted him gone.
As stated, the guy has a ridiculous size-skill package and I think he could be almost a one-of-a-kind guy on potentially a Nash/Thornton level, but sometimes the waiting can be tough.
Little late to get back to this one, but I was around and I guess I didn't engage in that battle, but I would have been fully on board with you guys.
No phantoms did anythin to stand out or distinguish themselves over any nhl. Bourdon i knew was slow but he really looks extra slow. Rinaldo accomplished his goal, he will have people talking about him. Testicles was invisible. Wonder if Legion is going to get more than a game in the preseason, he seems ot have fallen off for some reason.
I only got to see the last few minutes of the second and then all of the third. For as big a guy as he's been lauded to be (by the press, anyway), he's soft as puppy fur on D. I don't care how tough he is, fightwise. Nullify the opposing offense or go on waivers.
bartulis didnt impress me much and aside from carter none of the forwards stood out as clear nhlers. i loved the way rinaldo played and legein has some nice wheels on him. past that a large collection of meh
Carter should have had a few nice goals then. He was playing against a bunch of scrubs! I want more from him!
Guerin does suck....not denying that. Thats why I put the "I guess" on the end.
Bourdon was ok, Lehtivouri was the best D-man out there IMO.
two more adds:
JVR on the penalty shot???? haha (he'll be fine though)
Nodl still cannot finish....his game is nice besides that
He was.And its kinda sad when guys like Meszaros, Walker, Carle and Bartulis were out there. I told people in the prospect thread. He barely makes any mistakes and loves to jump in on the rush and create something offensively. But hes smart about it. He doesnt do it 24/7, only when he knows they might have a chance to score. He got caught once when he tried going back post, and Carcillo passed it to the other team. He also played some solid defense for a small guy
I thought carter was the best forward and meszaros was the best defenceman. Hatnell also looked very good, walker should be here over bartulis I thought bartulis looked like a chicken with his head cut off out there. Walker is big,tough and just as good as bartulis. I was most pleased with Boucher great 2 periods
Very impressed with Riemer's performance. Bobo was ok, but carries the glove too low. He takes the 5 hole away quickly and as others have stated moves laterally quickly and fluently. Nice game for both tenders IMO.