Re: Things we THOUGHT we'd never hear again......
posted at 9/17/2011 12:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Things we THOUGHT we'd never hear again......
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Things we THOUGHT we'd never hear again...... : Typical. Your assertion & applauding the d men specifically is laughable! To think that Chara was more of a factor than Thomas is absurb. Where was Chara when TT stopped the 2 on 1 in game 5 against Montreal? Where was Chara when Ryder bailed the team out in game 5? Where was Chara when the Flyers had 54 shots on goal in game 2? The thing you're forgetting is that CHARA ISN'T on the ICE 100% of the time! Chara reduces mistakes in the B's end; but to sit there & argue a point where there's no way to prove either way unless you have the power to change history is plain stupid! The fact is the Boston Bruins won as a team & they would've lost as team. It wasn't just Thomas. Ryder bailed his butt out too! Chris Kelly scored some big goals too! For anybody to try & say this would've happened IF....or so & so could've done what so & so did is just plain dumb. How can anyone say that Caron would've done what Ryder done? Would Caron made that save against Plecanac in game 5? Can't tell me that he would've! Can't say that he wouldn't; but unless Caron & Ryder share the same brain that's not something you can prove.
Posted by nitemare-38[/QUOTE]
Good lord, there are some excitable youngsters in this playground.
I've been really trying to be reasonable here, but I just gotta say this.
Thomas is a great goalie who had a tremendous season and playoffs. Certainly among the best I've ever seen.
But some of the Thomasards on here remind me of some of the more extreme, stoned-out Deadheads I used to know. The Dead were a very fine musical outfit. Historical. But there was a core of uncritical, slack-jawed devotees for whom every show was a cosmic experience, every tune a timeless masterpiece, every move made or word uttered by the band a holy sacrament. Mindless, worshipful lemmings.
Thomas is great. But some of his advocates here remind me of those perspective-less, Deadhead burnouts.
After Thomas' appearance in Burlington, VT, a lot of the fans descended on the nearby Borders. I heard one old guy in a B's jersey talking to one of the clerks. She was saying the only thing she knew about hockey was Bobby Orr. The old guy replied, "Thomas is Bobby Orr in goal." I had to chuckle to myself.
I like to come to the boards once in a while to talk hockey with intelligent, knowledgeable fans. But sooner or later the pinheads just get too tiresome, and I need to take a break. I think I need to step out for some fresh air for a bit.
Have a grest season, all.