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Colorado Rockies 1976

Member Since 28 Sep 2005
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In Topic: I know I'm not the only one...

Today, 12:49 PM

I did see another guy with a sig in the same place. Wish I could see the footage.

In Topic: I know I'm not the only one...

Today, 11:39 AM

Ive seen a couple Chico Rockies jerseys in the crowd tonight, great stuff!


Had mine on at the game.  Away blue with Chico's sig in the white #1.  Tried to get my wife to wear my home white Resch, but she didn't want to. 


Wish more fans got there in time to see his speech. 

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

Today, 11:14 AM

This. Every goalie in the NHL, including everyone from Glenn Hall to Dominik Hasek to Ken Dryden to Brodeur to Roy to Plante gave up "softies". It's part of goaltending. Your glove is a little off where you think it is, or you misjudge a shot's speed or trajectory, whatever. It's part of the game. 


I also want to point out that Brodeur was a notorious slow starter. He'd hit his groove in November a lot of seasons. 


Yeah, I remember some of Brodeur's slow starts.  I'd be curious to see what his lifetime October save% was, in comparison to his career save%. 


re:  Schneider, it's funny, the guy doesn't have a .930+ save% thru seven games and some fans are already making it sound like he's been this major disappointment.  And as far as Marty comparisons go, they're simply not valid...the Marty of the last two seasons would have extended stretches of .880ish goaltending...his great October-November run of last year pulled his season save% over .900.  Cory's been up and down so far in a very early and very small sample, but if .905-.910ish kind of play is the worst we're going to get from him, I'll happily take it.  Cory will be around .920 by the time the season is over. 


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

Today, 11:00 AM

No I was killing Marty plenty last year, they obviously won in spite of him in most cases.  It's just annoying there has to be a mentality of a Brodeur guy or a Cory guy and if you back one you have to automatically kill the other guy.  Unlike most people here I don't look through things through colored glasses towards one guy at the expense of the other or blindly rip one because I would rather see the other guy playing.  


Bottom line is I was expecting better goaltending from Cory this year than we got from Marty last year, we haven't gotten that.


It's seven games.  Cory is going to be fine.  Sometimes guys don't start out blazing hot right out of the gate...what are you going to do?  Do you really think he's not going to get into a groove at some point?   


And for some reason (this isn't directed at you specifically, just a general point), a lot of people don't seem able to grasp that ALL NHL goalies give up some random "softies"...they're not all "he had no chance" kind of goals.  Yeah, Goal #2 was a rough one for Cory.  But he also made a lot of terrific stops too, and faced a lot of rubber.  

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

Yesterday, 02:32 PM

It seems to me like I may have written this on these boards before, but anyway:


My wife and I are originally from NC, and every Christmas we go down there to visit for the holidays. A couple years ago when we were waiting for our return flight in Raleigh, Chico and one of the TV production guys were trying to get standby seats on the same plane. We chatted with them for maybe 15 or 20 minutes. Chico was, as everyone always says, just as warm and friendly as he could be. It was like talking with an old friend. (The production guy seemed like a totally regular Joe, too.) We all crossed paths again when we were deboarding in Newark, shook hands, and said goodbye.


Flash forward to last season, and I was milling around in the Season Ticket area in Championship Plaza before one of our games when I turned around and found myself face-to-face with him. I shook his hand and said, "I don't know if you remember, but we met in airport..." and he chimed right in and said, "...in Raleigh, yeah, you and your wife! Good to see you again!"


I realize our encounter in Raleigh probably lasted longer than most of his interaction with fans, but he obviously must meet an awful lot of people. I was pretty amazed that he remembered me.


You're lucky if most of these guys talk to you for even a few moments (and to be fair, not all players or people in Chico's position are comfortable around fans the way Chico is, and I don't expect any more out of players and/or broadcasters than what they are paid to do...they're not obliged to chat with fans), but Chico actually HANGS and LOVES being with the fans...for him it was never a chore or a bother...I actually remember HIM being the one to strike up conversations...we were in line at the old CAA to use the restroom, and asked me what I thought about the Devils' PP.  He's a true rarity in that regard.