Indimidation was bigger back in my earlier days in the NHL. The game has changed a lot. New rules allows the skilled players to perform without the clutching and grabbing they use to do in the old days. You have to be able to play the game now. Fights can always change to momentum of games for the good but sometimes for the bad. I remember a fight in the old forum with Domi and Brashear. Brashear was young and Domi was a heavy weight. Leafs were out paling us badly but Brash gave it to him and changed the momentum of the game and we went on to win.
Originally Posted by That
Wow . This is surreal. It's awesome that you decided to join and share your input. Welcome to the board!
A couple questions for you. Obviously toughness is a big debate with the Habs, so how much do you value it? Is intimidation on the ice really that big of a factor? In terms of the Habs currently, is there enough grit on the roster? What's the feeling when someone drops the mitts, does it make you want to go all out next shift?
Skill level is much higher. Players are bigger and stronger then ever. Off ice conditioning is much more focused on hockey related movements.
I think the early mid 80's Edmonton Oilers would be a great team now. Gretz, Mess, Anderson, Kurri and Coffey would be fun to watch again at their peak.
Originally Posted by DAChampion
How would you rate the skill level in the game today to when you played 10 years ago?
If you were to build a magic machine and teleport one of your teams to the current game, do you think you would finish in the same place in the standings?
Yes he robbed me there!!! I did an interview about that save a few years ago. I think it was in the TOP 10 Saves of that year.
Originally Posted by Whitesnake
Well I do have to add....Welcome home Brian. 'Cause Montreal will always be your home for me, and HF Boards is the best hockey board of them all. No matter how harsh it is sometimes around here, it is still a tremendous board filled with great people, with great love and analysis of the game. And the GREAT news is that tons of newcomers have come in lately and are already bringing a whole lot to this board so it's not solely about the vets around here, just like a perfect team should be all about. But like every team....there are some goons around so don't mind them....
Again, welcome home and thanks for joining. 'Can't wait to see you bring your perspective on things.
On a humorous note.....what a save..... Has to be the time in your life when you were absolutely 100% sure to have a goal....Crosby reaction is just great.
Wow Brian its really nice to have you here. You were one of my favorites when I was younger. For your sake though I'm glad the board history doesn't go past 2003, not everybody was a big a fan of you as I was