well you sure must know rivalries while being from England and most probably LUFC fan. this is not quite on the level of the War of the Roses in 90's, not on the level on mocking Munich i mean, but still very intense. talk about Tyne-Wear derby at the very least.
im a sunderland fan but i didnt want to sound condesending.... sunderland and newcastle fan actually dont seek winding each outher up we have learned over time it comes back to bite you
I just dont want you guys to say somthing now that you will regret later i understand the passion but we whouldnt want them on here if they had got him
We were bashed because we can't acquire ANYONE without using a first overall pick.
We boosted our team by signing a FREE AGENT and we still get bashed.
Criticism is a part of life, old chum. It will happen no matter what.
If we win the Cup with this group, some will say that we need to put an asterisk on that win because we "tanked for picks". Pittsburgh got that, Chicago got that, and we'd get it worse because we're a Canadian team and other Canadian fans are pissy about it... until they're doing it themselves.
Fun thing is, nobody is saying it about Pittsburgh or Chicago now.
The comparisons to Gilroy and Brunnstrom are old as hell, though.
He's not some undrafted free agent, he was a good minor hockey league kid who just got better.
Yeah someone told me that as well and I told them same thing, he wasn't un-drafted kid here, rather used a loophole and got to UFA. He was one of the highest touted defenseman prospects not playing in NHL for the past few years. No one year wonder hype here.
Congrats to the Oilers for acquiring yet another top prospect (this is from a Canucks fan). Perennial Stanley Cup contention should be just a couple/few years away. You have the best young offense in the league since your 80s counterpart. Now you just need one or two key free agent d-men and hope Dubnyk continues to develop, and the playoffs may be right around the corner.