I can't speak for all but I do think the negative Cory posting is from people that were sick of every little think Marty did wrong get treated like he needed to be shot (Tri I think even said Marty didn't have a great game when he had a shutout) but Cory gets a pass on games he gives up weak goals(which when Marty gives them up, are demoralizing to the team). We were a top defensive team and horrid offensively, but kept hearing how this team missed the playoffs because Marty sucked. More blame should have been placed on ryder and others having streaky years. Everyone knows he was at the end, and not the same, but he did also play well at times. It's not that some of us thought that Marty could do no wrong. It was a vocal majority of posters thought Marty could do no right. Every word in any interview proved what a egomaniac prima donna he was that demanded every game. Not like I posted at the time of the trade. It was Marty's job to lose, but Cory had to take it. He didn't Pete gave him opportunities, more than some people admit(and none here know's what the locker room felt,you can all guess, but that is projection, just like who gets the letters) It was starting to be his job going into the break but he started slowly. He played well at times and during stretches, but didn't get the wins. I don't care about the stats(nothing against stats, you need a balance of stats and eye test), he didn't get the wins. Hell, you don't think Cory would have gotten more starts if he started winning some of his shootouts?
Now it's Cory's team he will get too much of the credit, he will get too much of the blame. He has a tough job to fill replacing top 5 G of all time that played (hopefully) his entire career or our team. You would that that would get a player a little damn respect. You know, like not mentioning how we wouldn't the game if he was still on the team during the TB thread when he isn't even on the fvcking roster this year. I rather remember the 3 cup and 5 finals(one of which was while he was already getting bashed day in and out on this forum(all of which while he was probably getting bashed by GR)).
The team has to adjust to the lack of puck-handling cause Cory just doesn't look comfortable. I don't think it's a coincidence that the more mobile D transition has started because you won't be able to hide D anymore. Maybe I'm looking for it more, but I do notice a lot more dump ins the last couple games.
If I'm gonna ramble, I'm going full out ramble.
I do think many are finding frustration with this board(I've seen it mentioned in other threads, and believe me, I've stopped lurking/posting for years because of it as well)) because in the past there have been very good posters and there are still good discussions, with enough humor thrown in where it was enjoyable reading 90% of the forum. The negativity and idiocy on this board make it feel like TG's comment section at times.
The to YS or not to YS question is insane here. I don't get why so many people get upset because our fansbase likes to be negative. We are the fanbase that booed Bettman first. Forget which year. Our fans booed in the 2nd period on the PP of our home opener in a year where we raised a banner. We may have even been ahead at the time. some people like the YS chant. I don't know why it bothers others so much. I don't chant it but I do sit at the game and fit in how you can fit the ys or rangers suck in every song played. It's a fun way to pass the time when you can't hear the person next to you talk talk because god forbid you would be able to talk to someone when the game isn't on. That's all sports nowadays though. I also understand people being irked by it, I just don't understand how other can say it ruins their night or whatever. We have much more idiotic ans yelling shoot every 5 seconds. I'm sorry, Jagr has 700 fvcking goals, I think he has an idea of when to let it rip and when not too. And it just feels like the new owners are trolling our fans.
Why anyone would give up on Larsson at this point is beyond me. He still young, he showed he has the ability. Why trade him now at his lowest possible market value? I think there is more of a chance Gelly gets dealt. Just seem to have more value on a team if he doesn't fix his D. It seems to improve at times, but he needs consistency. Can't teach that shot though which is why he will always have trade value.
Severson looked to make a few mistakes last game. Not enough to bench, but I would keep an eye on him. Lemaire always talked about how it's tough for young players to play consistent every night. You can play on adrenalin for a while, but playing without too much of a high or low takes a while(and since he played so well in so many games maybe it isn't adrenaline). Again, one game and maybe it just sticks out because of how good he has been, but it was noticeable. I am stunned how well he's played to be quite honest.
hmm, what else have I been wanting to post but haven't bothers with in a while.
Yeah. It's not even 10 games into the season. Can we stop with the fire this one and fire that one talk? OTL are ties, not losses. Please. Lets see how some of the new players fit with the team before jumping off bridges.
Traffic sucked last game. glad I dvr'd the game because I missed the ceremony. The tv crowd did miss the ref do an punching motion when he said the fighting majors. Not quite giving him the business but pretty damn close.
can't wait for a mid week candien team so I can walk around and check out the new food. found the deep fried sausage, need to find out where the poutine is.
Cory hate more of a blowback of the Marty hate the last couple years. Our fans on this forum and at the arena are more and more frustrating. I like to ramble and say because every 2 sentences.