For those who don't speak french...the only real highlights of this interview:
- Someone saying "we got marc-andré bergeron" on the line.
- Idiot thinking he's talking to a fan, and not a hockey player
- Some goalie talk, MAB saying Price didn't have that bad of a season but that Halak really ceased the opportunity.
- Idiot interviewer asking if he had ticket to the game. MAB saying he was on the ice. Fail.
- MAB saying Price attitude changed (for the better) when he was relayed to a backup goalie
- MAB defending his defensive play, saying size is not really important, that only positionning matters. Goes on to say that no coach in the NHL would let a player who'd be a defensive liability on the ice. He says he doesn't care about these critics, even though they get redundant.
- MAB says the mood after the Pens game 7 win was good (obviously), but that afterwards, (tired) players realized they were only halfway there. Talking about fatigue basically and the difficulty of getting the Cup.
- Talking about Pouliot...saying he might start to produce anyday and that sometimes it's just confidence.
Nothing incredible in that interview...a lot of cliches you'd hear anywhere...though I found the bit about his defensive play interesting.
And apparently MAB listens to Jeff Fillion (and his acolytes).
Last edited by CarrePrisme: 05-16-2010 at 11:05 PM.
Hah, I don't hate MAB. He makes you really mad sometimes, but a lot of the time he doesn't really cost the team that much more than the other guys. He scores some goals too. I just wish he'd shoot more. A lot more.
Bergeron called the show why, to defend his piss poor defensive play? Sorry but "no coach would dress a liability" or whatever the quote was, that has to be one of the dumbest statements I have ever heard. So players with -20 seasons don't get signed? Sheldon Souray and a big % of the NHL say "Hi Bergy!" lmao.
Of course a coach will dress a liability, if he feels said liability can contribute more offensively then he is a liability defensively.
I just think honestly the guy should remain a PP specialist and receive ice time limited to 2-3 minutes a game of 4th line minutes + PP minutes, at the very most.
Of course coaches dress liabilities, most players are in their own end it seems, at least sometimes, but in general MAB is by far one of the biggest defensive liabilities I've ever seen, I honestly hope he gets a chance to read this thread, since he's going around calling in radio stations.
Mark: You ARE a defensive liability, a huge one. Stop defending your piss poor defensive effort and start training to be better defensively this summer, then you won't have to be defending yourself to radio shows with "analysts" who don't know what they're talking about. (Unfortunately in this one case, it's everyone who is right and MAB who is wrong imo)
Anyways, he's a great offensive player, but when he isn't producing, you may as well go out there and lose the game on purpose, cause it's the same as starting the game at 0-1 or 0-2. That's practically how bad he is defensively.
So what he's trying to say is:
Mishandling the puck in your own end, failing to clear the puck in your own end, passing the puck to the opposing team in both ends, being beat one on one, and being the biggest minus in the NHL all the while producing moderately offensively, is somehow, not a liability. Please Mr. Bergeron if you are reading this, make an account here on HF and please explain to all of us clueless fans how you are not a liability and how JM or any other coach would never dress a liability in the line up.
Because I find that to be a walking contradiction seeing as how you are still in the line up, especially as a D.
This was awesome... He just rambles on for like 5 minutes about Price then he asks Bergeon if he was at the game. Bergeron goes quiet for like 5 seconds, you can tell he's thinking about how he should answer him haha