Seeing him play with Eller was entertaining, they both seem to click, much like Eller did with Kostitsyn. He is all of this at 18, wow is the word, he is a special player. Very smart, knows where to go and although not physical he never looks bad, great ability, feels good knowing we what we have.
He will gain mass in years to come. He will become much tougher to push around. He is not afraid to go in front of the net and in the corner. Thats what we call grit.
Love how they (the Rangers) just started using the ''boring'' term all of a sudden. I can honestly feel the ******** in their words. Just take the L, sore losers and focus on YOUR play instead! You just got beat a team that was playing back-to-backs. The fact that they were playing ''boringly'' doesn't change the result and the standings, at the end of the day.
What would happen if Galchenyuk was a Francophone too?
What's the point of this post? He would then speak french. He'd still be just as valuable a member of this team as he is now. People need to stop trying to start language debate threads out of nothing.
That Tortorella comment... weird. That's really not how I saw that game.
I saw two top tier teams playing their ass off in the corners and in the neutral zone for every inch of ice, blocking a total of 35 shots on both teams, and with very minimal relapses in effort and in concentration - despite having one team completely gassed.
Tough, tough tight game. Goals (minus the empty netter) scored from right in front of the net. Goalies that gave nothing.
It looked disjointed, and it was almost more soccer than hockey, but damn me if it was a game of bad teams.
I find it interesting that Tortorella says two bad teams playing.. it was our 3rd game in 4 nights, 2nd of a B2B, on the road... I think we played a pretty good game considering the circumstances. The team definitely didn't have the same energy and it's to be expected.
Also, this is where having a fairly deep defense helps. I like all 6 of our D.
Pains me to say this, but he was off tonight for sure. He made some really questionable first passes. Not something you hear in the same sentence as Markov too often. No secret why the PP is struggling too.
PK is wearing a muzzle, a leash, and a bit and reins. He's been made to go against his instincts and natural talent. Sorry, don't like or at all.
That game will be telling. They are horrific 5 on 5, there's no reason to lose to them at home, we have the tools to contain Tavares...but riding a 5 game winning streak, coming off 2 big wins against quality opponents, at the top of the East...this has all the makings of a letdown game that past Habs team would lose. MT will have to work like a dog to keep the team grounded and focused for that game.
Err...perhaps not, but I don't mean it in a disrespectful way by any means. I'm just curious. The city and the entire fanbase is clearly, and rightly in love with this guy. How could you not be?
But...would the fanbase love him MORE if he was a Francophone?
That's all I meant.
The people here have been starving for an offensive superstar, in any language. Most of us feel this will be the guy. Dont matter what language he speaks. Plus this guy is very humble, just the way like their players here.