Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington
I'm enjoying the hate, NYR! Getting the blood boiling in the pre-season, baby!
If I had to pick a top candidate for a spectacular implosion this year it would have to be the Flyers as well. Relatively young roster, new goalie, and (surprisingly) high expectations, not to mention a ton of question marks such as Jagr in the mix, make this a potentially volatile situation.
But it should be exciting to watch, either way. Much more than my beloved Habs who will likely turn in another one of their mediocre seasons.
PS: I agree with you on Simmonds, He took the high road regarding the banana toss but turning around and calling Avery a fag right afterwards was pretty ridiculous.
to be fair, philly had nothing to lose in goal. im not a big fan of bryzgalov but bobby boucher and an undrafted russian rookie? they were one tomas vokoun away from another cup final. as much as it sucks losing richards and carter, they got schenn and couturier and voracek; at least one of whom will turn out to be good. simmonds is no slouch despite evidently being a hypocritical dickmouth, jagr looks to be alright considering he's nearly a geezer and if pronger stays healthy all should be well in philly.
as for the habs... peter fucking budaj? that's all i have to say about that. he is fucking awful, no two ways around it. at least price is a young guy and will benefit from all the time in net... watching kipper get run into the ground and fall from his vezina status hurts. teams need good fucking backup goalies, i dont know if you should leverage your future for a rask or a schnieder but come on now, starting goalies deserve some respect. i think you guys should make it to the post, once you're there the cammalerri clutch will probably show up. remember only one goal away from taking down the eventual cup champs.
also, just played some pick-up for the first time in a couple years. let in a few softies, that's for sure, but i pokechecked a guy on a breakaway and made a hasek-flop glove save.
how many of you guys still play?