"the League could not determine conclusively that Grabovski bit Montreal forward Max Pacioretty."
IMO it should have read "The league could not determine conclusively that Grabovski was able to breathe at the time."
The more I think about it, they probably got an offer for Leland Irving and want someone who is a bit more experienced in the backup role than Danny Taylor who is currently backing up Irving. Leland wasn't completely terrible in the 2 games + 1 period that he played and I'm assuming someone out there thinks he's formidable backup material. He didn't break down in relief of Kipper vs Detroit, although he didn't face many shots at least he didn't break down on the couple of chances the Wings had in that period. He got lit up by Vancouver but the team in front of him didn't play very good and he did make some great saves - just coulden't make the timely ones. This is going to be disappointing though, another first round pick that's a bust. He was looking great in the AHL a couple years ago, not quite sure what happened a long the way but he hardly played during the lockout, so I'm sure that didn't help his development much. Somewhere something went wrong for Leland Irving and the Flames.
Last edited by Zeoni; 2013-02-11 at 09:06 PM.
I really wish that NBC Sports and the NHL network had more games on regularly. Bruins aren't playing tonight so I don't have that to watch on the local channel. But, I have no plans and was thinking about just relaxing, having a few brews, and watching a game, figured the Leafs/Flyers game might be on, cause that should be a pretty good game. But, just looked and neither NBCS or NHLN are showing a game tonight. And this isn't the first time this has happened. More out of market games should be made available for people to watch on a regular basis.
I'm gonna compare it to football, which I know isn't fair because each team only plays once a week, but it helps to make a point. I sit down every Sunday during football season and watch the Patriots game, plus whatever other game is on before or after depending on the time. Then I watch the prime time games Sunday and Monday night. I'm a Patriots fan, but I'm also a fan of the sport. The same is true for Hockey. I'm a Bruins fan first and foremost, but I'm also a fan of the sport. I'll sit down whenever I have free time and watch a game if I can. But, it pisses me off on nights like tonight where I want to sit down and watch a game but I can't because none are playing in my region.
With all that said, does anybody have a stream for the Leafs/Flyers game tonight. I have Reimer in fantasy hockey, and I'd really like to watch him play tonight
Columbus is giving some teams trouble so far. It's just a team that works really hard but doesn't have the skill to actually be good. They're really the definition of a lunch pail team and I was looking at their roster before our game with them - it's an entire team of 3rd line players. Bobrovski has been solid too which helps them a bunch but they need some draft luck here. They have had 1 really good pick in their entire franchise history and he's gone. I feel bad because they're one of the teams who have actually drafted worse than the Flames. I don't know much about their organization but who ever is in charge of scouting better get their shit together. What's the point of having this perennial bad team that doesn't have a strong fan following. Calgary as a team sucks and isn't headed anywhere quick, but at least we have fans who will buy tickets and go to all the games. Get the Blue Jackets a real GM with real scouting staff, possibly a coaching change and make that team not useless/worthless. I feel like with a "decent" team they could generate a good fan base in Columbus.
Also I wish CBC would take more games. I know HNIC has traditionally been on Saturdays but they should really consider picking up weekly games. It's by far my favourite broadcast and I like their production team. The announcers aren't that bias (except P.J. Stock talking about Crosby, wow) and I prefer their colour commentator's who provide you with analysis on various players in the game. Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday would be great.
Hopefully that Reimer injury isn't too bad. And god damn, everytime I watch the Leafs they destroy teams. Maybe I should watch them more often.
Last edited by Zeoni; 2013-02-12 at 01:18 AM.