Re: Wow, LuonGOAL asks to be traded...
posted at 5/25/2012 6:37 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Wow, LuonGOAL asks to be traded...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Wow, LuonGOAL asks to be traded... : Shockingly, Ive been around long enough to appreciate that everything needs to go right to win a Cup. My point is, having a ton of talent generally gives you a better shot at it. I would also have said teams loaded like Pittsburgh and Detroit in recent years should also fire their coach if they hadnt won Cups. Asking about Julien being fired vs Washington is disingenuous. He was a huge factor in turning around a non-playoff franchise with a lot of young raw talent and if you've forgotten, won a Cup against a highly favored team with more talent. However, if he had lost in 2011 to Montreal, I would have been screaming for his head. I also would not have argued against firing him after the Flyer debacle. Vancouver is an elite team, and they havent gotten it done. Their team has no guts, honor and no character. They dive instead of gut it out.
They fold in tough situations. My personal opinion is that a coaching change with a different voice and leadership philosophy could help them get to the next level as opposed to choking.
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Every team has divers -- does that make the whole team a bunch of divers? Marchand dives; so are the Bruins 'divers'?
The Canucks made it through to Game 7 of the Finals. Tell me how a team does that without guts, honour or character. Tell me how they beat the defending Cup Champs (Chicago) in the first round, a tough Nashville team, and then San Jose, and then took the Bruins to 7 games, without guts, without honour, or without character. It's true that they didn't play as well as we fans hoped in the Cup Final, but got there, and that's something 28 other teams didn't accomplish.
If you're going to say that because the Canucks have guys like Burrows and Lapierre, they have no honour, then look in the mirror and tell me how a guy like Marchand, or Ference (who gives the crowd the finger), makes the Bruins a team of honour.
Truth is, that yes, a lot of teams, media and fans out there don't like the Canucks. But it's also true that a lot of 'em hate the Bruins too.
On the other hand, you love the Bruins -- they're your team. I love the Canucks -- they're my team.
Can't we leave it at that? Do you guys always have to respond to anything that I say, that even remotely bothers you with the same old "diving, biting team and their rioting fans" comment? I know that you guys hate Burrows, but I can guarantee you, that if he were wearing the gold and black, you'd love him. An undrafted guy, playing roller hockey, getting tryouts with ECHL teams, finally signed by the Manitoba Moose, getting a callup with the Canucks, and now a solid NHLer, and playing for Team Canada at the World's. Yeah, he plays on the edge, and somethings does things that he shouldn't, but he's also fast, got great hands, and has scored some huge goals.
Here come the 'troll' comments. But as I've said before -- I'm happy to talk hockey, but I will also defend my team -- just as you'll defend yours.