Originally posted by Garcia:
Originally posted by ads_2006:
I think I'm done.
Still into hockey, but I couldn't catch it anymore due to my work schedule.
But when playoffs roll around I'm still rooting for them, but won't think much of them
I can't stand whining fans.
Yeah the 49ers didn't win the SB, they lost it. I'm not going to swear off the 49ers.
Win or lose, my team is my team.
If you can't enjoy the battles and struggles, and only enjoy wins, IMO you aren't really letting yourself enjoy the sport. Just wait for the newspaper the next day and read the score box. And this goes for any sport.
I also agree with you Garce on Joe Thornton. This team needs a new identity. That will never happen while Joe Thornton is on the team. He is going to be 35 years old, he won't have any trade value after this off-season.
I hate to use a Stars reference, but take a guy like Jamie Benn. Who would you want in playoffs more? The obvious answer is Jamie Benn, the dude plays angry, will f**k you up and score a clutch goal, even if he has to do it all by himself. Thats what Captains and star players do. Thats the standard. Or to use the Ducks, its Getzlaf. Or the Kings Kopitar (although Kopitar kills it with his D play, not so much with hits). Captains lead by setting a hell of an example for the team to follow. The rest of the team adopts the Captain's identity. In the NFL, teams adopt the coaches identity. In hockey, players adopt the Captain's identity.
Wheres Thornton's example? Stand still on the ice and turn the puck over?
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on May 1, 2014 at 4:58 PM ]