I support the team and was ecstatic when Raymond scored. As a Canucks fan, I don't care how they score. If every goal is off a d-man's butt, I will take it.
but the guy is right. Garret said like 3 times about how Raymond's shot was going wide and get a fortunate bounce of Stuart.
Raymond's heart and desire ins't the problem. I know the guy gives 100% every shift. The problem is what he actually brings to the table.
The fact is,he spent half the game last night on his hands and knees. (Seriously? How many times did he fall down?)
And then he took a poor shot that was missing the net from the half-boards which got a fortunate bounce.
As a fan we'll take it but at the same time, I think you'd be pretty naive to say that was his best game All Season because he scored a fluky goal.
No idea why you felt the need to put 2 unrelated quotes together to make it appear one was in response to mine when in fact it wasn't and then say that one (both?) was wrong instead of just posting your own comments to stand on their own, but ok...
If you'd actually read my post instead of assuming "naivity" on the part of anyone who doesn't agree with your obvious anti-Raymond stance you'll see that I didn't actually mention his goal at all, only said last night was the best game I've seen from him this season. And I stand by that. Lucky bounces/deflections are a part of the game and even a crappy shot is always better than none. And that goal perfectly illustates why. That being said, I don't get my opinions second hand and from what I saw I don't think it was going wide. It may not have had much chance of getting past Howard without the deflection, but again, that's part of the game and the very reason every team in the league knows to shoot at the net whenever they can because lucky deflections count just as much as pretty goals.
Raymond was all go last night and unlike previous games where he seemed unsure of where to go in anticipation of the play, last night he seemed far more sure of himself and far more confortable anticipating the play. He made several nice plays to take away a puck or hold up a player at center ice and he was active along the boards throughout almost the entire game.
But hey, if you don't think last night was his best game of the season which game do you think he played better in?
Edited by poetica, 03 February 2012 - 01:48 PM.