Does that cameraman have Parkinson's or something? Yeesh, hold it still.
And I won't be convinced that they're going to use two units until its happened over a significant stretch. The preseason show no indications that they'd change their ways.
Man I really can't wait for some of you to get old.
Oh and it was soooo damn refreshing to hear BB say "these guys feel like they have to score on every play (wrt PP)...." I can't say how many times I typed that sentence during the playoffs. That is what beat them moreso than the hot goalie. And that, among other smaller maturation in their games, is what will allow them to be anyone despite their gameplan or a hot team. Their talent + brains = multiple cups chances.
And while BB may have recognized it during the series, not holding the guys accountable during the regular season made any changes in mindset moot. Have to knock out tendencies under less pressure, and knock them out repeatedly, for these guys to react and perform a certain way under pressure.
Let's hope the 2nd unit can really give them a run for their money.
It seems that the 2nd PP has Fehr-Flash-Knuble as forwards. They all play on different lines.. seems like something that would mess up rotations after the PP.. you don't want to have to throw out your 4th line against the opponents' rested top line.
actually BB has thrown out the 4th line guys many times once the PP expired. I remember one game in particular where the PP last 45 sec was all zone time, then the 4th line came out (Brash-Stecks-Brads) and just worked the hell out of them for about 1:15 zone time cycling and drew another PP. I think it was NYR.
Funny though that its true that all of those guys are on different lines. Good pull. I'm sure BB would throw SOB out there once in a while after the PP expired as well with that 2nd team PP leaving.
I don't think that's it at all. I think it's his cockiness, which he's learned to keep at least from being expicitly apparent in interviews, that bothers people, if that account is accurate.
I would think, for many goalies, they march to the beat of a different drummer or their own drummer, however you want to put it. Let's face it, you got to be a little different to face frozen hard rubber coming at you at around 100 mph a number a times a day. I wouldn't be surprised that because of the nature of their position, many goalies may be aloof from their teammates or somewhat introverted. From what I've read about Neuvy he's described as a technically sound goalie, more so than Varly. To me technically sound may translate into being a perfectionist perhaps this irritates some.
And they take turns lying about their birthday for a free meal but the manager doesn't care.
Going home tonight hope you all get stuck behind a 98 Oldsmobile driving in the left lane with its's left directional signal on and no one visible behind the wheel of the car. Now that would be Karma, or maybe Ethel, hell I can't remember her name.
i am confused about what you expect?
you want nate ewell to take the season off?
you want the caps win less?
I don't understand what's so confusing about management saying that the regular season (and whatever comes from it) is meaningless and all that matters is deep post season success...
and me saying YES YES YES and even if they concentrate on building the foundations of post season success at the expense of regular season goals that SOME of that regular season stuff still might come anyway.
Statistically, finishing in the top five teams in the league gives you a dramatically better chance to win the Cup than has a middling club. Now that said, a President's Trophy is far from a guarantee. Somewhere in the middle there would be nice.