- 04-23-2008, 09:23 AM
- 04-23-2008, 09:59 AM
Exciting game. I caught the first and most of the third period and overtime. I think the Flyers will get past the Habs too. Rangers worry me a bit, but I think the Pens will be fine.
So is Mike Keenan the most arrogant coach ever?
Detroit Colorado could be fun. Wish Claude Lemieux was still around, lol.
04-23-2008, 12:00 PM
I couldn't watch the Flame game after the Flyer's game because I was so mentally drained. What did Keenan say? He was a tough coach when he coached the Flyers in the 80's and the BlackHawks. He won a cup with the Rangers. Everywhere he has been he caused a lot of Sh**.
I met Claude a few years ago when I was working with the Coyotes out in Arizona. Awesome guy. I didnt ask him about Draper. I did however ask him about Hextall lol
04-23-2008, 12:06 PM
I am still a little bent at Forsburgh not coming back to Philly. But I guess winning a cup with the AVS I can see why he chose to be reunited with them. I think he would of came to Philly if Gagne didn't go down. Nevertheless, I don't want him to to win the cup. Plus my girl is from hockeytown usa. Yeah its gonna be a great series.
04-23-2008, 12:28 PM
He pulled Kiprosov in the 2nd after a goal he had no chance on. Put Cujo in and he gave up a soft one a few seconds later. made it 5-2 I think. Anyway, the announcers were confused and finally concluded it was just one of the things he does and no one knows why. Flames looked deflated after that.
I sat next to Keenan at an NHL awards banquet when he was with the Flyers. He was quiet, but polite. (I was working with the North Stars). What did you do with Phx?
04-23-2008, 01:12 PM
Actually, I worked for one of the Coyotes. I worked the door for Andre Nazorov he owned a club in downtown Phoenix. It was great meeting/hanging with all the guys. As you know first hand the Players are so cool and laid back. Brad May was one of the nicest guys I have ever met.
04-23-2008, 01:15 PM
I don't know if you saw last night after Lupal's goal the Cap fans were throwing stuff at the Flyers. Carter was doing an interview and a Cap fan was throwing stuff at him. How low class is that? Even the Philly fans don't do that lol
04-23-2008, 01:24 PM
Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun. Imagine some interesting people passed through the door. Does he still own it? I am slated to head down there in June for work.
Neil Broten was fun. Three weeks ago my friend's band played a bar in Baldwin, WI. Not far over the Minn/Wisc border from the Twin Cities. Broten was there of all things. I recognized him right away and spoke for a few minutes. Said he wanted to get out without dealing with people. Of all places. Anyway, it looked like my group was the only one that recognized him. He seemed pretty tuned up.
Was great when the North Stars (won't call them the Stars) played the Pens in the cup. Got to see Lemieux and all the others lift the cup.
Needless to say, I'm pulling for San Jose. My second favorite team is whoever is playing Dallas.
The players are laid back. Fun to be around. I kept stats and went down to record locker room interviews (wasn't permitted to ask questions, lol) whenever ESPN or MSG was in town.
04-23-2008, 01:26 PM
Never been to a game there. It was low class all the way. Of the places I have been, Chicago was the worst. Some of the Hawks-North Stars games were crazy back then. Second worst....the Spectrum. I had exit routes planned out after a few minutes.
04-23-2008, 06:54 PM
Phillys good but no good enough to take out Montreal. I say the series will end in 5 to 6 games, no more than that.
04-24-2008, 08:31 AM
Not that it really means anything as was demonstrated last series.
But the habs went 4-0 this season against the Flyers outscoring them 15-6
04-24-2008, 09:42 AM
04-24-2008, 09:51 AM
04-24-2008, 10:10 AM
I can't believe you ran into the Brot Man that must have been so cool to see him again.
Wow seeing that Pitt Cup series must have been amazing. What an awesome gig you had.
04-24-2008, 10:18 AM
04-24-2008, 10:27 AM
04-24-2008, 10:56 AM
I don't see the Rangers winning, but they are tough. Would rather have faced Washington. Hate Crosby? How about Jagr? Never could stand him, even when he was with Pitt. Regardless, will be a good series.
I agree with the above, If the Flyers can bang them up yet stay out of the box, they can pull it off.
Any thoughts on the Campbell, I mean Western, Conference?
04-24-2008, 11:39 AM
I despise Crosby cause hes a big phuc*ing BABY. Ill give it up he is the second best hockey player in the NHL. Nevertheless a baby and easy to hate.
04-24-2008, 11:41 AM
04-24-2008, 11:43 AM
04-24-2008, 11:45 AM
04-24-2008, 12:20 PM
All Jagr ever did in Pitt was cry and whine and only play offense. His own teamates were sick of him. As for Crosby being second best, I agree. Malkin is a bit better right now.
I'm looking forward to Ruutu/Roberts and Avery on the same ice...or Laraque.
04-24-2008, 12:48 PM
04-24-2008, 01:38 PM
Jagar's a beast none the less. His puck handling is amazing. Crosby's just a cocky little arrogant kid who thinks he rules the NHL because of all this Media hype, listen to the way he talks to the media, I can't stand it. Ovechkin is a real hockey player, all class, loves the game and his skill is just absolutely amazing. Every time he scores or his team scores he celebrates like a junior. Washington's lucky to have him.
Because I'm a habs fan I have to say
Habs vs Pens eastern final
Stars vs Avalanche Western
04-24-2008, 01:53 PM
Well, I guess we'll disagree on that. No worries. I only missed a few games this year (Tivo!) and didn't get the media issue with him. Maybe it's because I just saw the local media talk with him. Ovechkin is amazing, no doubt. Would have been a fun series if the Caps moved on. The hype would have been sickening though. Softball got rained out tonight, so I'll get to watch the games live. Lot of talk here about Gaborik wanting out and the Wild dealing him. Fine by me.
Stars/Avs. Ballsy! I just don't want Dallas to win anything.
04-24-2008, 02:10 PM
04-24-2008, 02:13 PM
04-24-2008, 04:49 PM
Its' really hard to predict. Look at San Jose, best team in the second half of the season and they went to game 7 with Calgary. What's your team Marcus?
Talking about the Pens of the old. Mario lemieux, in my opinion, is probably one of the best hockey players of all time. You can trust that guy with the puck at any time. It's too bad he retired early, I also forget why, I think it was something to do with cancer am I right? If I were to choose between Mario or Gretzky I would have Mario on my team. Another player was Pavel Bure, man such a great star but again injuries...
04-24-2008, 05:06 PM
Well there we go Alex, we agree on something, lol.
He had Hodgkins, but the main reason was back and ultimately hip issues. When he first retired he averaged over two points a game for his career. I'm with you on Mario. If only he could have been healthy. Not that you can go wrong with Gretzky. I loved Bure too (fantasy hockey). He sure could score. I'm more a fan of the muckers. Kasparaitis, Ulf Samuelsson, Gary Roberts, etc. But that's cuz I'm a slow skater and all I can do is grab a hold or hack at people.
04-24-2008, 05:10 PM
I guess it comes down to executing the game plan and Goaltending. Mario was awesome; Yeah Cancer at first Hodgekins he beat and came back. I think his back was all tweaked out thats he i think he retired for the last time. My team is the Flyers i know it sux for me year in year out. Yeah Pavel was an aweosme sick player.
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