The play that defined O'Sullivan's season for me last year was in Atlanta, when the Oilers were playing a reasonably competitive game (they even had the lead at one point). They were one goal down in the third IIRC and the Oilers were putting pressure on in the Thrashers zone. A goal mouth scramble led to the Thrashers goalie being pulled way out of position as the puck was centered into the slot right in between the circles to a WIDE OPEN Patrick O'Sullivan with 3/4 of the net to shoot at.
What does he do?
Simple wrister into the open net?
Cheeky backhander for the tying goal?
No-nonsense one-timer to reward the Oilers offensive zone pressure?
He takes a FULL wind up on a slap shot and completely misses the net.
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I appreciate the support. And that was my radio edit post. My more malicious thoughts are still hiding in the tips of my fingers.....
But I will remain civil with wit. I felt like saying the same in boycotting his posts altogether but the urge keeps overwhelming me.
Well....here's my thoughts on it. It kinda pisses me off that you're being overwhelmed by the urge to respond to the posts in such a manner. Why does it piss me off. Because you are one of the posters here who really have a thorough and thoughtful opinion on what we want to discuss, hockey. I find your posts intelligent and I actually have very high regard for much of what you have to say, because it augments my pedestrian hockey knowledge and makes me think about things regarding hockey differently. It's too bad that your normally astute observations are being brought down to a level of having to discern the differences in teamwork and individualism or leadership and entitlement. You have better things to discuss Grod, not this crap. Keep up the good posts please and thank you!
On what basis other than comic book or fairytale would Cogliano be getting minutes in Carolina instead of Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, and Brandon Sutter?
The story here is that Jeff Skinner has quickly claimed a spot in spades and has performed far better than what would typically be expected of an 18yr old.
Cogliano would be another afterthought in the Canes lineup.
Skinner is the best 1st round pick of last year bar none. There always is a player not picked 1st that outperforms from the draft and you have to be lucky at times. Having said that it sometimes takes a year or two for a 1st pick to get going and in the long run he could be better than skinner.