P.K. makes ‘em mad

- January 18th, 2014

P.K. Subban was the talk of the Senators dressing room Friday.
Only because the players were asked.
In the mourning after a 5-4 OT loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the players were asked for their reaction to the celebration by the Habs’ defenceman after he scored the winner only 23 seconds into the extra session.
It was something to watch: Leaping into the arms of his teammates near the club’s bench and then pulling on the crest out front while motioning to the crowd. Apparently he was excited and hadn’t scored in a while.
Goalie Craig Anderson noted the celebration was “unnecessary.”
Players can do what they want. There is no rulebook for what you are can and can’t do. He was happy to have gotten a big two points in a game where the Habs came back. A reader noted to me that Subban had been booed all night and this was his revenge. I don’t disagree with that either.
I actually didn’t mind the celebration nor do I really care what players do but here’s the thing people can’t seem to get through their heads: If players are asked the questions, I report the news. It’s not my job to pass judgement on it and by reporting it that doesn’t mean I agree with the players either.
I want to add video of the celebration here I will try:

 

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27 comments

  1. KevinF says:

    Just firing up his teammates right Bruce. After all the Big Shows performances we know it’s acceptable. Offensive if the perp is wearing a different jersey I guess. The focus should be on losing a game that they should have won and not the childish antics of a opponent after the fact.

  2. Bobby Goodman says:

    Seriously Bruce? PK was all the talk because it is all you and the members of the media wanted to talk about! Kevin is right on here. Perhaps the 5 goals allowed should have been the focus! Perhaps Anderson’s .783 save percentage could/should have been talked about. Perhaps Ottawa’s 151 goals allowed this year (2nd worst in the Conference and 4th worst in the league) could have inspired some inteligent discussion. Instead of talking about the Real issues, all the talk was about Subban? Seriously?

    Personally, I love a celebration! I’m not like Dum Cherry. I love to see youngsters get really exicited about a goal. It wont (and doesn’t) last forever, as the years roll so enjoy the emotion while it is there. Damn this world is sterile enough.

    You guys should have noticed that the game was a roller coaster ride for both teams. The score fluctuated and the lead changed hands. Ottawa owned the Haps for 80% of the game but couldn’t close the deal and finally lost because their weak link is defence…they simply cannot stop the other teams from scoring goals.

    The Habs could have given up; they had to know they were not on their game and were as vulnerable as hell…but they didn’t. The Sens outshot the Habs by plenty the first 2 period but when they should have put them away, they didn’t in the 3rd.

    The celebration, if anyone paid attention, was a entire team thing! As much as many want there to be friction, it is largely fiction. So, when PK, who was soundly booed the entire game everytime he touched the puck, scored the winning goal, he celebrated and…he took full advantage of the opportunity to let those in attendance know (Habs and Sens fans) what team came out on top.

    But of course Andy would have some issues with the celebration, he is the one who let 5 goals in and a bad one that lost the game. You didn’t quote Spezza who had no problems with it at all.

    When you say “PK makes em mad” who are you referring to Bruce? He didn’t make his mates mad. He didn’t make the Sens mad (the topic wouldn’t have even been discussed if it wasn’t brought up by the media). He didn’t make the many Habs fans mad. I would suggest the media saw an opportunity (again) to again, manipulate the the many vulnerable/fickle fans

  3. Bruce Garrioch says:

    You know I said I didn’t mind it and if you read what I wrote I said it was all the talk because he was asked. Please try to read what I write bobby.

  4. PaV says:

    Bruce that would require common sense.

    Had no issue with the celebration

  5. Bruce Garrioch says:

    I apologize for asking for some.

  6. PaV says:

    Bruce no need to apologize. Just comes to terms with the fact that logic and common sense lacks in some people.

    Bah. Crappy afternoon game.

  7. Bobby Goodman says:

    No appology necessary Bruce. I read what you wrote, but, I am confused why that is the focus after the game!

    You know you and your peers can manipulate the minds of many; you guys can create Gods, Kings and Bums. You have never written a derogatory word about Karlsson and someone like me wonders why?

    Don likes, says he “belongs” and all of you say he and Spezza have shown chemistry; I suspect you know that is true. What chemistry have they shown. I would love to see it. Today was a great example of what happens when you put Greening on a line with a skilled center and a very slow newcomer with that skilled center. That line generated squat! every time the puck went to the wingers, it was lost.

    I suspect there will be no words dedicated to Karly’s play; yes the entire team played poorly, but for some inexplicable reason, number 65 is immune to critism. Again, he was awful in his own end. Again he gave led the team in give aways. The first time he led a rush was when it was 4 on 4! He only led a ruch when he found a loose puck and when the coast was absolutely clear…he is credited with 5-6 shots but who cares, they cam from inside the dots!

    I suspect there wont be any words about the “Shooter”, he had one shot all game and I think Johnny Bower today could have stopped it! The 6th pick overall, does the same thing evrery game and he is celebrated for it!

    You could write about why the game would start with his line on the ice! You could inquire as to why he got more than a minute on the PP (Spezza had 26 sec); was it for his speed, playmaking abilty. Was it because he goes into the corners after the puck and wind one on one battles? Zzzz may like playing center but he isn’t a centerman. Centermen want the puck (not pretend to want the puck, they can carry it and make plays. If the DAC was good at his job he wouldn’t have Zzzzz on to start a PP, I wouldn’t have him on the PP at all! I believe the team would be far better off with Smith on the PP than Zzzz. Smith is the team best with the Face Off, he fights for and wins battles for the puck, he can carry the puck more than 15 feet, his shot is better than Zzzzz and he has 9 goals this year compared to Zzzz’s 10 and Smittly doesn’t get all the sweat assignments!

    You could have asked why Zzzz and Mchalek would ever be on the ice to start in OT, or why two wingers with a total of 5 goals play with Spezza? Why Anderson is the number one goalie.

    Rather than waste ink on PK Subban’s celebration, couldn’t you have introduced to the BLS how the Sens are have scored 138 (now 139) but allowed 151 (now 155!). You could write about Anderson’s .878 save percentage today, Karly’s magnificent gift, Philips perfect pass (God knows Spezza has had kegs of ink wrtten about his Gva).

    With one good line, weak defence and stumbling, is this really the 3rd year of the 3 year rebuild? Now we fans are told the team will be good 2016 (when the win the Cup). Lots to talk about!

  8. Bobby Goodman says:

    Does Donny really believe the Captain was “stripped of the puck” on the Zuccarello goal? This is not a perception thing, it is a matter of fact. Bruce can accurately write Philips gave the puck away but Don say Spezza had control and was stripped of it?

    I have to assume That Zzzz starting a PP was a good thing and the Sun supports it entirely. I don’t get it. I guess the Shooter’s 1 shot is great. Isn’t it interesting that the kid that skates miles every game, fights for the puck anywhere/everywhere, feeds Zzzzz, backchecks and competes extremely hard every shift gets the least amount of minutes. I know, the multitudes will totally agree with it but I certainly don’t. The speedy and couragous Conacher has 15 points this year and is a big fat plus 7 (its a good thing). Zzzz, floating around on the outside waiting to be fed, has 19 points and he’s minus 9 (that’s a bad thing). Michalek, also has 19 points and he sits at -19 (a very bad thing)! Someone, anyone please tell me why Zzzz and Michalek would get more minutes than Conacher? Why the hell would the DAC start 2 guys who are collectively -28 in OT? Why didn’t the media question that decision? I think opposing teams would take full advantage of a tandem like that…wait a minute…they did!!!!!

    Smith isn’t just streaking in the FO circle, his entire game keeps getting better. Playing alongside people like Neil and Greening most of the time, he’s scored 9 goals and has 14 points! He has only 5 assists but he is playing with Neil and Greening. Neil has 5 goals and 1 assist and sits at – 6, while Greening has has 4 and 6 and -7. Both are puck chasers and liabilities. It is a miracle that Smith is only -2…no it isn’t a miracle, it is a testimony to his “trending” game that he is only -2!

    I am sure Stone is a great kid but an NHLer he is not. He may have the head for it, but he simply, is far too slow. His skating ability was on full display yesterday, he struggled to keep up. Niether he or the wizzard Greening can bury the puck nor have they set up their centerman for a goal. I have said it often, a line will be rendered useless with 2 on it who are slow and that rule doesn’t apply only if the line is big, talented and can be nasty.

    Doesn’t sound like Karly “feels bad enough” about his give away goal. When asked what happened on the play he responds with “they shot it in the net”. Is that contrition or is it sarastic and smug?

    I din’t miss Neil when he was out. I have grown tired of his BS o fhis extracoricular activities. It didn’t help the team at all and he was minus 1 (a useless stat, I know). Fans must be so proud of him going after the Ranger’s Captain.

    The DAC is satisfied with the way they played yesterday? It boggles the mind. I have never seen a team so willing to give give the puck away with bad passes, bad dumpins, shots that miss the net and D carrying the puck 100 ft. MOVE IT QUICKLY TO THE FORWARDS INSIDE THE BLUELINE! KARLY ANYONE?

  9. ChokerHater says:

    You know how to fix hot-dogging, beat them, that’s how, instead of choking on the hot dog

    You really are special PaV,
    you “have no problem with it”
    like a little lap dog
    no one likes having their team mocked like that.
    But you have no problem with it
    hahahahaha
    too much
    What if it was Tie Domi mocking the King
    And all this baloney I’m hearing about PK
    How about the fact your Norris trophy winner is playing like he belongs in the
    minors. This guy really need some time in the pressbox

  10. OD99 says:

    That was one terrible give-away by Karlsson…I still don’t have a clue why he did that? He wasn’t pressured and he had the net for protection so why didn’t he just keep going and get the puck out? Brutal and inexcusable is correct.

    The whole team was flat all day outside of some very early pressure that resulted in a goal. I wonder if things could have been different if Bobby Ryan would have just wired on after he made that nice deak instead of trying to get it to Gryba (and having it intercepted).

    Hope this isn’t the turning point towards a slide as you know how it usually goes…you lose some you should win when you are in a funk and if we start at the Habs game they certainly should have won that. Yesterday was about as bad a day all around as it could have been as well – everyone near us won!

    The Bingo boys are playing well again and I wonder if Hoffman or maybe Petersson might be due for a look if/when they send Stone back down? After a nice few games Stone has had a rough go the last two games. From not keeping his check(s) against the Habs and not burying his chances (although at least he is getting them) to really seeming out of sorts yesterday.

    Also hope we get to see Lehner get a few games in a row if he plays well in his next start. Andy was on a winning streak but really he hasn’t had a very good January – something like a .870 save % – that was covered up by the Senators scoring lots of goals.

    Karlsson did look good outside of his brutal give-away though and if he is just rounding in to form that is a good thing. Still need Spezza to do more as the Turris line can’t carry us each night…the Zibby line has now had a couple quiet games too so I wouldn’t be surprised if the lines get shaken up before the next game.

  11. PaV says:

    Oh Choke, so special. Typing like a child again. Well child mind, child speech

  12. Visitor - Pierre D. says:

    Bobby, I couldn’t agree more (getting to be a habit!) about Anderson.
    Instead of Anderson talking about why Subban is a terrible person for celebrating (I loved his emotion!) why don’t he and the DAC (Using this now because MacLean really is a dumbass, lost behind his bench) explain why a breakaway goal is an auto-score against him? So if Anderson is in a shootout the team loses? If the score is 2-2 and Patrice Bergeron has a breakaway in the playoffs it’s over? ANderson can’t stop that? Can’t stop anything? He has a full field of vision and time to square himself to the shooter, to react to the shot.

    Well we know from the DAC that Anderson can’t stop breakaways.
    After Saturday’s game we know he can’t stop a simple shot that requires him to move laterally in his net.
    He can’t stop shots on 5 on 3s, far too hard! He can’t stop shots where the puck is bouncing around, too risky!

    The truth is Anderson can’t stop much these days, but he’s got the job because MacLean is…I’ll weigh my words and not use the “L” word, but MacLean is…dishonest. He SAYS the best players play but Anderson has had aw ell under ,900 save percentage the last two games and I wouldn’t be surirpsied if he played again next game. Meanwhile, Lehner is steady, holds himself accountable and makes more saves than not and he sits on the bench.

    Mark Stone is junk. He is a slower Jason Allison, except Allison at one point actually produced points. Stone just labours along like he was playing rec league. Bobby Ryan finally scored a goal the other night then went back to sulking about “intensity”. Spezza plays with plugs because DAC the Lobster Farmer thinks that playing with plugs will make him a 80-90 centre. He is on pace for sixtyish (60!!) points this season but continues to be punished.
    Why is Zack Kassian playing at all? Why does the team need Chris Neil? Why isn’t Pageau playing?

    Another word of wisdom from the DAC: “I think we’ll like where we are in April.”
    I hope you enjoy being at Kanata Links or at home watching the playoffs, because if the team keeps playing crap “D” that’s where he’ll be!
    “Scared to death” is what he keeps saying. DOes that breed confidence in your team? If the coach is scared then how are the players going to react? By playing scared.

    And the Senators #1 Centurion, AJ Jakubec, keeps screaming at fans who ask questions about Anderson, about Karlsson, about MacLean, because they won awards you know. That means you never make a mistake, you are always right. I wonder why Jacques Martin isn’t coaching, he won a Jack Adams no?

    Mmmmhmmm…….

  13. Mike8888 says:

    I got back from Cuba just in time to see the Sen’s play poorly against the Rangers. Some things never change though. I see Bobby is still going with rants that all have basically the same content. According to Bobby, Pageau and Stone aren’t NHLers. I don”t know about that, I think I’ll give them a few more games, or seasons before I’ll pass that judgement. But that’s just me.

  14. Bobby Goodman says:

    Bruce calls Spezza the Sens top center, but needs to be better. Sure, he needs to put up more points but that isn’t going to happen based on who he is (and has been) playing with. Can Spezza make Stone a faster skater and goal scorer? Can he suddenly make Greening a goal scorer? Stone has 1g in 10 games in this league and Greening this year has 4 goals in 49 games this year!

    Should you look at any team in the league, you wont find their “best centers” with guys like Spezza’s wingers. If we just look at the Canadian teams and their centers who are celebrated:

    - Plekanic (30 points) with Pacioretti
    - Kadri (29 points) with many including Lupol, Kessel, JVR
    - RNH (39 points) with Eberle and Hall
    - Little (40 points) with Wheeler and Ladd
    - H/Sedin (40 points) with his brother and often Kessler

    I could go on and on with similar cases with the 25 other teams in the league like Carolina for instance with Stall and his 39 points playing with Skinner but you wont find a single case where the Team’s top center is playing with an AHLer and a 4th liner.

    What makes this even more bizzarre, is the Coach’s decision to put Michalek and Conacher with Zzzzz. Why is Zzzzz, the 4th center (to me Smith is infinitely better) playing with guys far better than Greening and Stone? Spezza can be magical but there are limits. To me (and it looks like I am alone here) this is absolute nonsense. What makes it more frustrating is when the multitudes demand more from him regardless of who he may be playing with. The BLs will celebrate Zzzzz and boo the Captain. The papers will say the Captain needs to be better and the DAC will tell the media the Captain needs to play a 200 foot game. How very silly.

    Will the Organization promote anyone from the manures? Who the hell knows! Even when they do, if it isn’t one of the chosen ones, they come here, see limited time on the ice and sent down after a few games. As I have said here many times, while Zzzz got promoted andlong looks for no reason others who earned/deserved 10 games plus, never experienced that luxury. Why?

    Isn’t Yosemite Sam (and Hartley) an imbacile ? The Canuck brass must so very proud.

    There is a God!!!! Denver beat New England and Seatle beat San Francisco. As a quarterback, Kapernick is an excellent running back but as a quarterback, he is just so so. He can kiss his biceps now until next summer.

    Choke mon ami, there is nothing wrong with celebrating a goal or a win. Don’t get caught up in the nonsense. Imagine it was you who was booed everytime you touched the puck as Suckubban was here in Ottawa and then scored the winning goal! I too had no problem with his celebration. I would have done even more afterall, he is going to get flack anyway, no matter what he does.

    Dum Cherry doesn’t like it but isn’t his cross dressing (cross between Bozo the Clown and Liberace) a celebration of sorts? He didn’t like a goal Crosby scored as a 17 year old for God sakes!

  15. sam ford says:

    Really starting to believe maybe Murray should consider trading Spezza . He looks awful slow skating or he’s injured and it hasn’t been disclosed. He should at least explore the possiblity to see what he can fetch? He just seems like a lost puppy out there.

  16. PaV says:

    OD – Spez play has been brutal. He is non-existent on the ice. I am not sure if he is still hurt, or just have lost his touch. I do think he needs someone to play with. He is a creative guy, but you need those type of creative players to play with. He is not that type of player to delivery the big hits and dig the puck out of the corner.

    Bruce, did you know I am your lap dog?

  17. Mike8888 says:

    Pav,
    We’re all lap dogs if we don’t believe Karlson and Zibby suck.

  18. Bobby Goodman says:

    Welcome back Mikey! I missed ya Bro. My same old rants have had some variety…I think. If you scrolled waaaaay back you would find many things I brought up but rarely does the discussion from the BLS venture beyond the celebration of Zzzzz, Karly, Murray and the Sens.

    I have tried to get a discussion going about many things Mikey: the Olympic selections but all I got is how stupid my opinions were, I have talked about Colorado, Mackinnon, Monohan, Stall, Trouba, the Peg and their Coach, B4, Kane, Toronto and their ahem, coach, Phaneuf, Reilly the other kid on the point, and their 1m dollar forward Raymond, how he compares to what Clarkson has done. I have talked about the courage of the diminutive Habs, Subban. I talked about Shanahan and how inconsistent, why he continually gets great assignments with the NHL and how bizarre a guy with a gazillion minutes in penalties is the Sheriff. I called out Mr. Happy and the clique that is always there in an international event and asked why Yzerman when he his old GM has forgotten more than he will ever know. I talked about Hockey Canada, Sutter and why I thought he was bad choice for the WJHC and how his selections were awful and predicted the team would lose (the usual suspects offer nothing but they do disagree) everytime. I have asked why the DAC hasn’t and can’t get the team to focus more on deftence, they score enough goals to win more (second best in their Conference) but can’t prevent goals from being scored (4th worst in league). But that discussion (too) isn’t relevent. I have talked about Jumbo, Seguin, Benn and Duchene. I have talked about the Sens record since Murray arrived and asked why many think it represents success (with this year it will be 3 missed playoffs, twice bounced in the 1st and twice in the 3rd). I have often said I wanted Jim Nill here in Ottawa and celebrated what he has done in Dallas (ie: Nischuskin).

    Yes Mikey, I have brought up many topics for discussion but the members of the BLS are singular in thought and understanding. I am a proud hater, if wanting better is hating!

    Are you happy with the Sens record since Murray arrived Mikey? Do you think Zzzz is a good hockey player. Or are you like Dave and reserve judgement until there can be no doubt like he did with the multitudes who have come and gone. Hell, anyone can say that Butler failed here…can’t they? Pageau scored 3 goals in a beat down/rout in the playoffs last year but has nothing since. Stone, simply cannot skate well enough. Isn’t it safe to reserve judgement. What is it you like about them Mikey (the same attributes Davey-boy loved in Rund’sbad’s game, Butler, Daisey the Air Rifle, et al).

    I love a good discussion Mikey…what is it you would like to say besides “my rants have the same content”? What have you had to say? The way I see it, I am one of only a few who is willing to bring up something and they the BLs all pounce (all void of original thought).

  19. Bobby Goodman says:

    Indeed Spezza should be traded away, he never, ever was appreciated here and it would be a good thing for him.

    The masses are coming out of the wood work, only seeing what is right in from of their noses. All have nothing good to say about the Captain, of course they never ever did. In football, we used to call in “piling on” and the BLs are doing it baby!

    Even when he was among the league leaders in scoring, the Lemmings booed. I never understood why, afterall, when he had a Gva it was generally 150 feet away from his net! The Blind Lemming Society members never cheered as loudly as they booed when it worked 85% of the time. And, never in his career did he lead his team in Gva and he certainly never led the entire league. Go figure?

    Spezza’s numbers are way down, there is no doubt about it but there are mitigating factors; if Bruce would write a story detailing why, I suspect Lap Dogs would suddenly be cheering and celbrating instead!

    Spezza, coming off a year lost due to back surgery and plagued by injuries has only 32 points in 45 games. He currently sits 36th among centers in the league for points per game (playing primarily with those who simply do not or cannot score goals). No one, not even a Fool could deny he has been plagued with less than star material and now, shamefully, he’s with Stone and Greening. In spite of it all, he is ahead of notable and celebated centers such as: Garbovski (I am sure the Fool never heardof him…he doesn’t play in Ottawa and the Sun doesn’t write about him), Richards, Oreilly, Roy, Bergeron, Plekanec, Stepan and more. 4 of them are going to the Olympics!

    Spezza used to be 16 in the face off circle. He used to be just beind Bergeron. He is now 37th and his numbers plunged when he was saddled with Greening and Stone (you know, they guy he has “chemistry with”). I would suggest that most of it is on him but good wingers can recover the puck when it is a draw and tip the scales in a particular way.

    The Captain has been hovering around the 30 point number for a while, he has 32 points in 45 games. How does that compare with many who are called great? It is one less than Oreilly of Colorado and one less than than Grabo (for the Fool: he plays for Washington and you will see him tomorrow night). Spezza’s 32 points are the same as the following celebrated centers: Datsyuk (going to the Olympics and plays for Detroit), Ribeiro and Richards (who many thought should have been selected for team Canada and plays for LA). Spezza’s 32 points are better than the following centers: Kessler (going to the Olympics, plays with the Sedins for Vancouver), Carter (plays for LA and going to the Olympics), Plekanec (going to the Olympics), Bergeron and Johanson who play for Boston and Wasington respectfully and both representing their Countries in the Olympics.

    Yet, he’s “brutal, awful, non-existent, slow”. Has any other Sen be described this way? Greening’s brutal and Stone is slow!

  20. Dan the Man says:

    Sam, Pav, I agree with your thoughts about Spezza. I also thought he was ineffective and in no way did he look like a player worth 7+ million per year. He is not helping this team very much at all. Perhaps there is a GM out there who might be silly enough to give away tne farm to get Jason. If I am Murray, I think it wouldn’t be the end of the world to put some feelers to see what Mr Spezza might be worth. I also think it is time to pass the number 1 goaltender job on to Lehner and see what you might get for Anderson. I am sure teams like Phiiy, Wash, the Islanders, and even Pitts might be I terested.

  21. ChokerHater says:

    Oh look at PaV, now he is down on Spezza,
    earlier in the season he was chastising anyone
    who said anything bad about him.
    Real hockey people knew he was a wet bag of
    potatoes but PaV was loving him, now, typical
    of a ChickenHen fan, he’s jumped off the band
    wagon.
    Try trading him!
    You would be lucky to get a high draft pick and
    a fringe player

  22. Mike8888 says:

    Bobby,
    Ok, you do bring up some different topics at times, but even you have to admit, you often repeat over and over, the same rants re Karlsson and Zibby. The Sens should not trade Spezza. He’s still one of the top centres in the league and really does need better finishers to play with. Also, missing most of last season obviously doesn’t help.

    Some random thoughts:
    I wish Melnyk would give up the Cooke inquiry. Karlsson is back now and what good could possibly come out of any “investigation?” I believe Ryan will sign an extension next year. He’s probably finding Ottawa is not a bad place to play and live. It appears that the Leafs and Sens should both make the playoffs. Although it’s unlikely to happen, what a series that would be if they ever played each other. It looks like the youngsters on Ottawa’s d are finally starting to find their game and gain some confidence. The last part of the season should be interesting. I’m glad Murray is staying. He’s done a pretty good job drafting and trading. Especially drafting. It appears many in the league concur as Tim Murray getting the GM job in Buffalo confirms it.

  23. Bobby Goodman says:

    Mikey my man, are you satisfied with Bryan Murray’s performance (missing the post seasson this year in all probability and twice before – bounced in the 1st round and 2nd round twice each)? Does this represent success to you. I don’t know what you do but whatever it is, would your company reward executives who put the team considtently in the 50 percentile or worse?

    Who, of the youngsters Mikey, are finding their game? Gryba, Wierchoch, Cowen, Zzzzzz (because that is what he Organizationw would have you believe), Stone…who?

    You are glad Murray is staying because he has a done a good job drating; please tell me who besides Karly and Smitty are the great drafts? Noesen and Sifverberg who were traded away for Ryan who will go home and play for Philly when his contract is done? Even the press are now saying the D is awful – Cowen, Gryba, Wierchock. Da Costa may play tonight, are you like Dave and “love” him and his 4 goals and 3 assists in 79 games (and he got 79 games but Hoffman and Petersson weren’t so blessed…why?). Did you love Butler, who played an entire season and stunk? Did you love Murray’s very first selection, Daisey the Air Rifle (he played here for 4 years and earned over 3 million dollars). Did you like Silfverberg, Noesen, Rund’sbad? Do you like the 3 big defencemen, Grant, DD and others?

    Mikey, do you not think that only two players on the team going to the Olympics is (in some tiny little way) is a testimony of how badly this team has been run? Did you like 3 other coaches and their many assistants. Do you like the DAC (and his many dumb decisions) and the two DAACs?

    Do you like where the team is in this the 3rd year of the 3 year rebuild and do you have faith the team will challenge for the Prize in 2016? If so, why? I enjoy watching every other team in Canada (but Calgary) more than Ottawa. Winnipeg is very close to a fantastic hockey club. Ottawa has one line, a few others a one dimensional D and two good goalies…c’est ca! And that is good enough? Do you like the fact that the team is 4th worst in the league in goals allowed? And please, tell my why you think that is happening? It certainly isn’t because the kids are finding their games!!!!

    You suggest I rant because I bring up karly and Zzzzz but what about you and the others who support anything and everyting…you endorse it all? I will at least make an effort to substantiate why I “hate” you guys don’t/wont substantiat why you “love”.

  24. PaV says:

    “Real” Hockey people know how to write in sentences and be able to use the English Language :)

  25. Bobby Goodman says:

    Correction….Obrien was Murray’s very first selection in the first round (do you also like him Mikey?).

  26. Bobby Goodman says:

    Thanks Lapdog, I never considered it to be a blessing that I can write “in sentences and “use the English Lanuage”…we are afterall, in Canader…are we not?

  27. PaV says:

    Bobby, you are a tool. Everyone on here knows that. Go back to your arm chair coaching.

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