Re: Around the League - 2013 Edition
posted at 1/25/2013 4:31 PM EST
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
I've watched every NYR game so far and Nash has shown flashes but hasn't been the best Ranger (neither has Pyatt). Nash has overhandled the puck and regardless of the oohs and aahs he creates, he creates even more turnovers. Add in the fact I've seen him also taking lazy undisciplined penalties on more than one occasion. Richards and Gaborik are both playing better than him so far. My eyes and the stats back that up. Nash shoots the most, I'll give him that. Nothing against Kenny Albert but I also don't put much stock in Jack Edwards opinion either. Cheers!
I have also done the same. And I agree with Alberts regarding Nash. We don't have to agree with the "eye thing" as in the case of a certain softy defencemen.
But of course, I haven't gone on record on this forum as bashing him either ( as some have ). Just trying to see things as they are and not based on the hate. And that's what I see. He has been their most consistent player through 4 games in my eyes. Double Cheers !
So you haven't seen the turnovers and bad penalties? I think that's all he's been consistent with. I'm not sure if you feel I was bashing Nash when I said he's overpaid and no guarantee to put up big numbers in NY. Time will tell but I know I also said the BJ's would be as good (or better) without him. I stand by all comments and welcome any and all "I told you so's" when the season is over. And is that eye thing a dig regarding how good your eyes said Corvo was because that's my recollection of the conversation. You said Corvo was far superior to Kaberle. I said he wasn't. I can't remember if one of us was right. Cheers and a high 5!
Brace yourself as this is a TLDR post.
You have seen the turnovers and bad penalties. I guess you haven't seen the positives while searching for the negatives. I have seen the puck carrying and scoring chances he has created to go along with moving his feet better then anyone on that team so far. Glass half full ( me ) and glass half empty ( you ).
Corvo far superior then Kaberle? I liked his play better as a Bruin and still do. Superior ?
C'mon dez . A bit of an exaggeration don't you think ?
Kaberle's play as a Bruin was disappointing. He was brought in to be a #2 defenceman and ended up #6 ( TOI ) by the time it was over. And I'm going to mention this because it's your main point on how successful Kaberle was as a Bruin. His 11 assists in the playoffs ? Isn't hockey great when you can touch the puck, have no real bearing on the goal and still get your name on the scoresheet. Could this have happened on any or most of those 11 assists ? You bet it did.
Thank God, Kaberle was a member of the Bruins in those playoffs ? His play was forgettable for me as were any of those assists.
P.S. Triple Cheers and a low five with a kick to the shins.