I don't know why, but I always associated Benoit Brunet and Claude Lapointe as players with some sick breakaway moves. Very, very obscure names, but I guess that's the point. I always thought of them as breakaway specialists. Crazy huh?
The puck started bouncing on him and threw him off.
Yeah I know, I am all for coming in with speed to back up the goalie but Juneau actually did this to himself. He pushed the puck up ahead for no reason and that's when it started rolling. Just a bad penalty shot attempt for a team that never has any luck in the playoffs as it is.
Originally Posted by GuineaPig
Chris Neil is the greatest of all-time in skirting the line of acceptable behaviour. Over 2500 PIMs (20th all-time at the moment, and highest active) without a single suspension.
Still hate the fact that a guy who fought so much just cowered and turtled - purposely - against Tampa Bay in the 2006 playoffs.
Originally Posted by ChrisK97
Here's a clip of Brunet's skills on display:
Incredible how that is. I know I've seen Brunet score that type of goal other times too. This guy was born to play for Montreal and despite always being injured and never having more than 14 goals in a season he played his entire career there up until he was traded in his last year. He assisted on Desjardins' overtime goal in the 1993 final and somehow he got a Calder vote in 1992. I don't understand it. He got a 3rd place vote despite having 10 points in 18 games. I realize it was a Hab writer who probably did this but how in the world can you do this when Bure, Lidstrom and Amonte among others had better years? Anyway, he was a big scorer in junior, so I can see why he had some skill.