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  1. I saw this article, and found it amusing. Sorry if its posted elsewhere, but I didn't see it. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writ...x.html?bcnn=yes
  2. Right at the 1:00 mark, you can see the first punch...a glancing blow off the helmet. Then Ward stands there and waits for the next. Not a sucker punch IMO...should have been prepared to defend yourself, Ward. ''> ' target="_blank"> [/post]
  3. Nice job suppressing opinions...congrats. Perhaps dj was just responding to posts like this: I don't see any rebuke for that post. Damned if you do, damned if you don't around here it seems. I haven't checked on here in a while because of it...sorry I checked on here today. Oh well. *gone*
  4. Yes...it sounded muted somehow. Terrible sound...like the horn of a tugboat going out to sea from a distance. Certainly isn't broken due to over-use...
  5. Not quite. Energy? Yes...LaRose plays with energy. No one can deny that. I've never tried to. Consistency? No..sorry. LaRose is not consistent. He has good moments...and he has terrible moments. Smarts? No...sorry. LaRose doesn't have this IMO. I don't see Sutter turning the puck over frequently. I don't see Sutter getting knocked all over the ice with a simple shove from the opposition. I don't see Sutter playing without class, and taking cheapshots and late hits. I don't see Sutter wide open 10 feet in front of the net only to send the puck 4 feet wide. (Its unfortunate that Sutter doesn't get enough playing time for such scoring opportunities....I'd like to see if he could finish.) How many times this year and last year have we seen such events from LaRose? MANY times. You guys can all put your LaRose-colored glasses on and keep thinking he's a great player on this team. I'll continue to think you're all crazy...especially those who have voiced that he should be Captain. LaRose is starting to "stand out" to many of you....and only during a time when Staal, Brind'amour, Cullen, Walker, Eaves, Samsonov....all these guys who are supposed to be our offense are severely underperforming. Those guys are playing like *edit* for the most part, but that doesn't make LaRose a good hockey player. It would be nice if all our players had the energy of LaRose...I doubt anyone would say different. But I sure hope no one thinks it would be nice if all our players were of equal skill and talent and professionalism as LaRose. If you are saying that...you might want to just watch AHL games.
  6. I'd rather see them swap Sutter and Brind'amour. I don't understand why Sutter doesn't get more playing time. I'm not hockey expert, but he seems to play with energy, consistency, smarts. Why is he not getting more playing time??
  7. Or do we have one of those athletes that signs a big, long-term deal...and then takes it easy for the remainder of his contract? Seems to happen way too often in all the major sports.....
  8. There have been MANY people on this board who have praised LaRose for being a pest. I'm not saying you are one...I don't recall, and the search function does not appear to be working at present so I can't link the threads. In any case, in many previous threads about LaRose, many people have praised him and loved him because he is annoying and a pest to the opposition. That's how het gets under the skin of other players...and that's how he gets a guy to smack him in the back of the head 4 times. If a player is going to be a pest and annoy the opponent...then don't run and hide when they take exception and want to settle it. That's what LaRose does. No, he doesn't go around headhunting...mostly because he is too small and weak to inflict any physical damage on any one. But he does pester opponents, and quite often its in the form of late hits and excess jawing. Sure, sometimes his pesky ways are done in a competitive fashion by stealing the puck and hustling, and he should be praised for that...but very often its in the form of cheap shots and late hits, followed by his big mouth. Admittedly, I have not seen it as much from him this year as in last year.
  9. You have one. His name is Chad LaRose. I know because I have my fingers crossed every game for the last 2 years that someone will get in a fight with him. I continue to be disappointed because LaRose backs down every time. I recally a game last year in particular where LaRose put a late hit on someone, I forget who it was, then he started jawing with the other guy as the teams were getting in position for the faceoff. The opposing guy smacked the back of LaRose's head 4 times trying to get LaRose to react and fight. LaRose just stood there and took it and acted like nothing was happening. The last smack almost knocked him over, and LaRose doesn't even look at the guy. Now, many of you will say that is "smart hockey" so he doesn't get a penalty. Yeah, ok....whatever. I'd prefer a team full of guys who will stand up for themselves (and one another) and not take that sort of stuff from anyone. Brookbank and Conboy last year came in within a couple weeks of each other and all the teams that were getting rough with us stopped almost immediately because they created the physical presence on the ice. Oh, and then we started to win. That isn't the only reason of course, but it sure was a big part of it IMO.
  10. That is the definition of Frantisek Kaberle.
  11. No offense to anyone in particular here...but this thread loses a lot of credibility with that statement. LaRose...a physical player? Please. It still baffles me that people can say that about LaRose. Does he hit people? Sure. But does it make any impact? No, none. Does it deter an opponent from making a play? No, not at all. His hits are meaningless. More often than not, when he makes a hit on someone, he ends up on the ground...not the opponent. And whenever anyone hits him...he goes flying 10 feet. He seems to get shoved off the pick WITH EASE...other players just seem to give him a light push and he loses his balance and falls down. Just watch. Watch him hit someone...and then watch the reaction of the player he hit. It doesn't even phase the opponent. That, to me, is not physicality...and mentioning him in that sentence with Walker and Gleason...as an attempt to equivalate the three....impossible.
  12. I've never been a professional athelete...but it would tick me off if the worst performing player on my team was getting the most ice-time simply because of who he is. It would make me question the whole organization, the coaching staff, the management...everything. Would that be a factor in why I would not bust my hump 100% of the time? Probably. Not a very professional attitude, I know. But I think that's a typical human response...and you see it in all sports where players are treated differently. If your heart isn't in it...your skills won't show. I personally think this is a bigger problem behind the scenes than we know. Yes, I know...pure guesswork and speculation on my part...and we'll never know the truth of it...but that's my opinion on it.
  13. He may not be "costing us goals" because he is too timid to get into the action. Its like a powerplay for the opposition as soon as he gets out there. I'm so tired of seeing him play out there like a scared little kid. Its hockey for pete's sake...man up, and play the game. I expect soon we'll see him out there skating around with his purse slung over his shoulder.
  14. I was unable to watch the rest of that game, and didn't see the hit. I can find videos on youtube for just about everything else in the world but not that hit. :angry:
  15. http://www.fantasysp.com/player/nhl/Tim_Gleason/198691''>http://www.fantasysp.com/player/nhl/Tim_Gleason/198691' target="_blank">http://www.fantasysp.com/player/nhl/Tim_Gleason/198691[/post] That article says: The Charlotte Observer reports that Tim Gleason practiced Monday after reaggravating an ankle injury last Thursday against Florida.Gleason's status is not yet known for the Hurricanes' game tomorrow night in Ottawa. The defenseman missed Carolina's 5-1 loss to Boston Saturday because of the ankle.
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