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Z-Man

Member Since 08 Sep 2002
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:15 PM
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In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

Yesterday, 09:16 PM

Haha.  Talk about your scratched d-men, your bad captains, your fourth line...none of it matters.  This team sucks from player 1-20.  Has for a while now.

In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

Yesterday, 08:36 PM

Wow, never thought that would've counted.  Great hand pass by Patty.

In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

Yesterday, 08:26 PM

How ironic they were so focused on not having a slow start this year. 

 

Win the first three, and things looked great.

 

Now it looks like a big losing streak may be coming.  If they don't get this turned around, good luck trying to beat Ottawa on an emotional night....then at Pittsburgh.  Could get real ugly.

In Topic: Is Larsson Finished?

Yesterday, 03:07 PM

Just wait until next year, when Boucher and Matteau make the team to replace whatever combo of Ryder/Havlat/Jagr/Brunner that leave as UFAs.  PDB will make Gionta the 2nd line center and let the kids rot on the bench.

In Topic: Is Larsson Finished?

Yesterday, 12:07 PM

Google Victor Hedman.  You're welcome.

 

http://www.tampabay....ng-star/2162957

 

Part of the article:

"Heddy has just come into his own,'' Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "It's a tribute to him that he has weathered his ups and downs. He has weathered his critics.''

 

There were plenty of those in Hedman's first four seasons in the NHL. You tend to collect your share when you're the second overall pick and have the poor taste to not look like the next Bobby Orr right off the plane.  "That weighs on you,'' Cooper said.

 

Hedman heard the grumbling earlier in his career. No one called him a bust, but there were those who wondered if he was worth the second pick back in 2009.

 

He showed flashes of stardom, but eventually, fans grow tired of potential. They start looking back at the draft and lamenting the players the Lightning could have had.

 

"When you're drafted that high,'' Hedman said, "expectations are sky-high.''

 

Sound familiar?