Did I miss something here, Kovalev scored on his shot???? Ryder was one of the best Habs tonite, along withKoivu and Higgins. Kovalev performed one of his disappearing acts again. When is Ryder going to get some respect from this board.
I love Ryder, and fully agree on him getting no damn respect. However, that's in regard to constant trade proposals. He never scores in the shootout, gotta stop putting him out there.
Well, I found it quite odd that Carbo did not seem interested in what was going on during the Briere incident. On one side you have Ruff yealling like a madman, on the other calm Carbo not seeming to mind what was happening. He confirmed this during the post game press conference. He doesn't know what happened.
The league neither, the whole thing is missing from the game's official PBP. It goes from a takeaway to a faceoff with no stoppage in between. It makes no sense.
Carbo didn't make any mistakes but made a big mistake. His team lost because it lacked the confidence and the sharpness that Buffalo has. Skill wise, we are as good as they are if not better, but our players are shaky and made mistakes in the defencive zone as well as in the defencive zone. We were beaten by a more confident team than ours, a confident team which played well in the playoffs, last year. Until our players and our management understand that if THEY decide, they can be one of the powehouses of the league, we'll keep on winning and loosing, we'll make the playoffs but we're not going to go deep.
Didn't Carbo try to get Kovy off and Higgins in but an official wouldn't let him? I dunno, that's what... Pierre said. Maybe Miller. Either or.
Ryder in the shootout ticked me off. Stop DOING THAT!
well there must be multiple reasons why ryder was chosen. Carbo must have had all the players take many shootout's in camp and the pre-season practices. He probably has a list of the best on our team in the shootouts. I'm surprised as you are though that ryder is in the top 3 on the team
Its obviously all mental with ryder right now in shootouts
To his defense, there's alot of bigger names who suck at shootouts... like naslund and iginla
Yeah, you don't give up on your top goal scorer that easily. Ryder will come around, just like some of the other big names you mention, and then everybody will be saying "I'm sure glad that Carbo stuck with Ryder".
How do they select the shooters ? I doubt they go by , 'hmm, I bet he'd be good'
I believe they have actual competeitions in practice and go with the guys who show the best results. If Ryder doesn't succeed soon, someone else will get a chance. I'm guessing Koivu being 3rd was a hunch because he'd scored twice.
If Murray scores 8 in a row in practice, he'd get a chance.
Who cares about who's shooting in the shootouts......If Rivet and Souray don't play together or too many minutes, we'll never go in shootouts. Rivet and Souray should've never be in the last minute of play. I would've played Traverse instead tonight....That's his real bad decision. And he shouldn't have used Pleks on the defensive zone faceoff....
Traverse...stop being an idiot. i agree that Souray looked lost out there tonight and think the game is to fast for him, but Traverse is a joke.