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Everything posted by chief_balthor

  1. Nice to see CJ is keeping busy. Just thought some of you might want to know http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161091&hubname=
  2. I agree 100%. It may look strange right now since it's only the first year with the new economic system, but 2-3 years from now, losing someone for nothing will probably be very common. Also, how do we expect all our young guys to come up and make this team if we don't dump people. With the coming of Kostitsyn, Latendresse, Chipchura, etc, we will need to get rid of some guys otherwise they'll never get the chance. Unfortunately, Danis is finding this out the hard way. Hopefully he gets his chance next year.
  3. I just wanted to comment on the absolute fabulous play of the Bonk-Bégin-Murray line. Not only are they shutting down the other team's top line, but they are contributing offensively as well. In the last 5 mins of the game they totally dominated and kept the puck in the Iles zone. Bégin had 2 glorious chances in front of the net but got robbed both times by Dipietro. Wish he could have buried one cause he deserved it. Either way, if I was Gainey, I'd keep this line together and keep giving them plenty of ice time cause they are playing awesome right now!
  4. I've been lucky enough to be able to be at the Bell Centre for 2 games against the leafs and both times I was surprised at the number of leafs fans in the building. The atmosphere was simply amazing. Now those were games that really didn't mean much. I wish I could be there for tonight's game cause it should be even more insane in there! GO HABS GO!
  5. Because Marty Brodeur is a proven goalie. It's easy to forget a few bad games from Marty when you remember the Stanley Cups he's brought to your city. I like Huet and all, but lets please not put him in the same category or context as Brodeur.
  6. Check out this article from the Ottawa Citizen : http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/s...4aab239&k=40800 At one point or another on Saturday night I mentioned almost all of this to my brother. This guy's hit it right on! Shame on CBC!! P.S. Sorry guys, I guess I should have just added this to JMMR's "Great Article" thread. Just thought I'd post another article on the subject.
  7. The french article didn't mention anything about the "bobsled" comment. All it said was "Bob Gainey", not "Bobsled Gainey". Just something the translator thought he'd add in there himself I guess...
  8. See, this is where I disagree. Management has not just given up on Theo, if they did, he would have been gone a long time ago. He's been given every opportunity to make up for his poor play yet doesn't seem to be making any improvements. Perfect example was when Bob took over and put him in net after Julien was ready to sit him. It appears as though Claude had given enough chances and was ready to play Huet more. Maybe Gainey will come to that realization soon enough as well. There's only so many chances you can give a guy. If he doesn't make good on them, then what else can management do?
  9. Here's an article from the Ottawa Citizen about Emery's mask... http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/s...5daa42337&k=534
  10. LOL! That made my morning! But c'mon now Trizzak... honestly... Chuck Norris isn't afraid of anyone!
  11. Yup, you guys are right. Sucks giving the Leafs a point, but it'll be all worth it if the emotion from the OT goal turns things around.
  12. Last night during the game on TSN they first said that he had a groin infury. Then, later on, they said that he got a cut on his leg which got infected so he couldn't play.
  13. No suspension for Surray... http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151564&hubname=
  14. Ya well, Tucker didn't get anything for bashing someone in the head with a helmet, so I don't see how Surray should get anything for wearing a bandage on his wrist. Oh... wait a minute, Tucker's a Leaf so... darn, looks like Surray's screwed.
  15. I agree that Komi needs to step it up, but to come to his defense a little bit on that particular goal, the fourth line had been out on the ice for a while, then they get caught icing the puck. Naturally, Sutter sends out his top line to take advantage of our 4th line having to stay out there. Calgary was then able to cycle the puck in our zone for what seemed to be a good 2 mins and eventually scored on the scramble. You can blame him all you want, but that was an extremely long shift for our fourth line who definitely can't match up to Iggy's line.
  16. Hey guys, this is my first post although I've been reading the forums here all season. Not sure if this was ever mentioned but I was watching TV station CHOT (TVA) here in Ottawa which has been covering the firing of CJ. They mentioned this might have all started after an incident which happened on Dec 31st after the loss in Carolina. Apparently New Years is a huge thing in Russia, and on the plane home after the game, Kovy apparently did something to try and make the guys laugh and it wasn't taken very good by the coaches. I think we've all seen that Kovy hasn't been himself in the past few games since then. Anyone else about this?
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