Nice!! Just saw the first episode......question, can we give John Whitesides the 3rd line RW position......guy is as bad ass as they come....wonder what would happen if one of those rookies tried to sneak a twinkie into one of his sessions.....
I'm not sure why you think telling me not to watch it is productive. Or how I was supposed to know it would be a fairly low quality sports docu when it was billed as NESN's answer to 24/7.
This show, before it aired, had been compared to a great documentary series about hockey and the world revolving it. This was noticeably cheaply produced, and offered almost no insight into anything. We found out that Chia discussed moving Seguin early. That's really it.
Would any of us really have watched this, had it not been about our team?
Bro honestly, I think you're being a negative nancy, I'd watch behind the scenes stuff about the bruins shot on a hand held by a drunk dude
Love the show, just a few problems,
--Low production quality
--I could have shot more dramatic or better quality shots with my DSLR
--Commentary felt over scripted and out of place for some moments.
--The music used was not fitting of the moments portrayed, and felt like they choose a bunch of standard royalty free music from google.
--Audio quality in general was awful
I thought it was pretty good, especially the part about development camp. John Whitesides was a hoot- Phil Kessel must have driven him right up the walls
Scott Bradley didn't say much but still managed to make it very clear he was not pleased with Tyler Seguin's performance at all-I would have liked to have seen more about the decision making process there.
I thought the Erikson/Neely meeting was awkward, both guys seemed to mumble a lot. Perhaps it was staged strictly for the cameras & they really couldn't or didn't want to get into a deep discussion at that time.
David Krejci taping his golf club was hilarious- a hockey player being a hockey player even on the golf course
I'd give it a solid B [no pun intended]. Production quality could have been much much better but then this is NESN which isn't noted for it.
I think Krejci is known as the quiet guy-but I have seen enough to know he is also pretty funny.
I think the front office stuff is kind of interesting but look forward to episodes with more of the players.
The beginning was kind of sad but I then the end of the season was sad.
Oh and Looch with his baby was pretty sweet.
I read somewhere this summer that Lucic said Krejci was the funniest guy on the team. He just says little around the media.
I was so happy to see Lucic with his baby - when CS visited this summer I was disappointed that she didn't get any shots of them together. This made up for it! She's daddy's little girl, no doubt about it. I also enjoyed the time spent with Iginla and Eriksson. Wonder where Loui has ended up, the North End or Charlestown?
If I had to assign an overall theme to the episode, I'd say it's "character counts." Whitesides (he could have his own show) and the rookies; the F.O. discussions, the visits with the players, all IMHO emphasizes that in hockey, character does indeed matter.
An interesting review from Jesse Connolly at NEHJ:
Spotted a few folks on Twitter who think the Lucic and Iginla segments were lame, or not behind the scenes enough. For the most part, all fans see of players throughout the year is how they fare on the ice and what they have to say during a run-of-the-mill, 20-second clip from a post-game scrum on local TV. If a look at Lucic hanging out with his baby daughter in his Vancouver home, a good 3,000 miles away from Boston, is generic, then clearly very few things in life make you happy.