Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:47 AM
TGfireandice Tom Gulitti
Kovalchuk on scoring to get Lemaire his 600th: “It’s nice. We knew he had 599 and I think he’s the best coach I ever played for definitely"
Gotta give both coach and player tons of credit for this. Kovy's OT winner was wonderful, but it's everything else that Kovy's been doing that has me blown away. Lemaire has somehow undone YEARS of Kovy's bad habits and poor instincts and has turned him into a competent all-around hockey player who's putting up points to boot, in a very short period of time. Is it because Lemaire is truly that great a coach? Is it because after a incredibly dreadful first half, Kovy broke down and finally had his Richard Gere "I AIN'T GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO GO!" moment, allowing Lemaire to build him back up?
There's a part of me that wonders what will happen if Lemaire doesn't coach next year, if Kovy will retain what he's learned.
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!
Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.
It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.
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