Visentin is overrated. Get the spot Wedge, we all want to see you succeed.
I don't get the hype with Visentin either. Yes, he is a returning player, but I don't really think that gives him much of an edge. It's not like he exactly lit the tourney up last year. The goaltending battle should be pretty wide open IMO.
Whyyy was Cory Hirsch in net for that? There really wasn't a better Canadian goalie available at the time?
The '94 Olympics were the last before NHL pros were allowed in. In some respects, the Canadian team resembled a WJC team with a lot of recent draftees. At first glance, 1991-1993 didn't appear to produce many high caliber goalies regardless of nationality.
Originally Posted by zharkenby
This Merill thing is really annoying me. He hasn't played all season. Im just going to have to put this out there. Sorry but I see him as a bust from this point forward.
In a strange way, I'm not completely bothered by it. Most of the scouting reports before the 2010 Draft seemed to peg Merrill as being talented but a mental wild card. It might be a step back for the time being, but if he can do some growing up that could be best for our long term interests.
It was a different situation, but I remember Danny Briere admitting that he coasted through his first few years in Phoenix. Then he got waived and nobody put in a claim. That was a big wakeup call for him and he started working hard thereafter.
Merrill was probably going to need at least a full AHL season anyways, so there'll be time to catch up with his on ice development.
Extremely. That was a cheeky move for Forsberg to pull of in a Gold Medal Game. Then ****ing Paul Kariya missing on the shootout attempt right after to give the Swedes the win and Foppa a stupid stamp.
I've hated the shootout since 94.
What a **** year, Canada loses to Sweden for the Gold and ****ing Matteau breaks my heart all over again shortly thereafter. Damn, I'm going to go cry.
Reece Scarlett - -2 in Swift Current's 4-2 loss at Seattle
*SC outshot Seattle, 44-34
*SC led 2-1 but gave up goals at 17:11 and 17:46 of 3rd, plus ENG at 19:59
*Scarlett was on the ice for the meltdown
*SC falls to 11-15-3 on the season
Season stats: 28 games, 5 goals, 18 assists, -20, 36 PIM
*T-4th in WHL in assists among defensemen
*4th in WHL in points among defensemen