Personally, I think the 'Anti-bullying' movements will result in a generation of adults with the mentality of helpless children. Boss picking on you at work? Boo hoo..go cry in the corner. Someone's kid thinks you suck? Waaaa....go complain to the media.
Jesus Christ, grab your sack and be a man Dallas Eakins. I thought you were supposed to be a tough coach, not a whining little child. You can't control what others say about you, but you can control what you say and do. Getting spanked 5-0 in your own barn should make a coach like him feel ashamed, save your harsh words for your players.
Here's a tip for responsible parents to pass on to their kids: Life is hard. Life is unfair. You might get crapped on. You can either sit there and cry or you can do something about it. If they hit you, hit back. Don't wait for an adult to 'deal' with bullies. Show them that if they mess with you, they will regret it.
I am getting sick and tired of living in a world where everyone would rather be a victim than be self-empowered. It's crap. If our standard of living were ever to crumble, it would be those people who would suffer and die first.
cadillaccts, on 02 November 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:
In all seriousness, it's been awhile since I've seen so many dirty plays in one game. The leafs have some serious issues they need to deal with.
They had more boarding penalties than they did scoring chances.
Carlyle was none too happy with his team...seems like we got under their skin
Not a big deal for us or them since we only play em twice but I guarantee if they make the playoffs, alot of teams will be watching this game as a way to get to them
boy did we get them unravelled!
I really loved the swagger we showed tonight and given Tort's comments so did he...he loves that this team is starting to play a bit on the edge, piss people off because of their effort and back it up...
One person mentioned in the pgt thread, why did Torts not play his 3rd / 4th much when we got up. I think it was because he wants his stars to battle and play with that edge...leave em out there to fend for themselves and play tough...thats what he's trying to instill right? Well they certainly did, I actually felt like Dan and Hank were playing tougher tonight...angry...
Couple of great comments from Torts in the post game as well
1. About Burr starting to show his 'personality' with that fight/attempted fight..he liked that
2. He mentioned if someone comes after the Sedins he has no issue with players taking penalties (unlike AV, just 'take it' and get the pp mentality).
This guy wants people to really dislike playing us and it showed tonight..I think we're starting to see our identity and boy who doesn't love this....pissing off the leafs, beating em 4-0 and easily ....
I don't consider it a goalie circus. We had two elite goaltenders for 2 seasons, how many teams can say that.
The best goaltending era in the franchise's history is what I call it.
Gillis has made his mark on defense.
Hamhuis is an absolute theft of a contract. Garrison is a steal and Tanev/Corrado are diamonds.
Gillis has made his mark on defense; but don't overrate it. We have no puck rushing D man which impacts our offensive transition negatively. We have no true bone crunching crease clearing depth guy either. Ours is not a complete D and its expensive.
Hamhuis, Bieksa, Edler, Garrison and Tanev = well above average and a competent defence, but not elite because of the holes above. We / Gillis could take some credit in that Garrison, Hamhuis, effectively Bieksa (Nonis), Corrado and Tanev were all very cheap acquisitions. Its still only a good not great defence. Lets call Tanev / Corrado diamonds when they win a Norris, Conn Smythe, or at least wait till they get 20 NHL points...
Like with Ballard, the two goalie saga got us two first round exits. Take some of those assets and convert them into missing parts, run with one guy and unless he gets injured at the wrong time we have a better chance to win. Results speak for themselves.
SamJamIam, on 13 September 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:
One of the best in the league. But consistency is boring and unless you keep it up for decades ala Ken Holland, you don't get the recognition for it. Refilling the cupboard with surprising speed turned some heads though. For all the talk of how Mayray was our only recent draftee to make the team, signings + draftees should make up a serious portion of the roster relatively soon. We're going to have to offload people relatively soon because we'll have such good depth.
Gillis is a good GM. He''s also back on track.
When he picked up Erhoff (puck moving D), Torres (3rd line fast 217 lb checking demon), Manny (220 lb fast defensive and face off wizard) and Hamhuis (near fundamentally perfect shut down D who is also competent offensively) he filled virtually every hole we had. Higgins and Lappy were not bad deadline pickups either. He was well deserving of his GM of the year award.
And we had, still have, most of the core parts in place?
But for 2 years he was off. We have not plugged the right holes just acquired good assets that don't fit quite right.Garrison is good, but we have Edler and Hamhuis on our left side. The Kassian / Hodgson deal can pay dividends, but has done bugger all for us so far. Other than some Eager moral redemption in a 30 second mind jerk. Booth is a 217 lb speedster with a 30 goal season on his resume. I can understand all of these deals, but lets just say none have paid off yet. All left another hole unfilled (example play maker for Kess / Booth) and we have floundered.
With the Schneider trade and AV firing, we stopped bleeding. I think Gillis has righted the ship, but needs to fire up the motors and get up some speed (a puck rushing D, some rookie forwards sniping and playing full throttle, another rookie with size playing a bruising / forechecking and stifling game) before we hurl to much acclaim at him.
Suggest to Luo the goalie circus is over.
Gillis is a mixed bag.He hates the media and yet wants and exerts control.His draft record sucked and he shed draft picks like toothpicks in his first three years.He picked up good FA's and yet gave up on good young players.
I believe he has done a fairly good job but his communication skills suck and some of his people skills seriously lack.
At times he acts more like a lawyer than a priviliged human being with one of the best jobs on the planet.
It is less maddening to concentrate on the players and their year's work rather than the GM and/or the coach.
I wouldn't mind having this as our line-up for game 1.
Resigns: Dale Weise $800,000
Kellan Lain $950,000
Chris Tanev $1,150,000
Jordan Schroeder $950,000 (AHL) * We all saw flashes of what this guy can do at the NHL level giving him a season (maybe half a season in the AHL to develop more wouldn't be a bad thing*
Call up: Brendan Gaunce as the Third line centre. I believe he is the most ready out of anyone else. (Unless Horvat surprises everyone)
1st line . - A healthy Booth is a dangerous Booth. A big power forward who can score would gel perfectly with the Sedins. Booth isn't afraid of being physical and getting into the hard areas, including the front of the net.( a place Kesler was fond of in his amazing 2011 season).
2nd line. - Kassian has showed chemistry with Kesler before, ever since his first game actually, and I don't really need to talk about Burrows and Kesler together.
3rd line. - You have 2 speedy wingers in Higgins and Hansen partnered with a big power forward down the middle. Best part is? They can all pitch in and provide some nice depth scoring.
4th line. - Not much to talk about. TOUGH is all the comes to mind. Sestito - Richardson - Weise
Defence no big changes really. All normal match ups
Goalies Lu+Lack will win funniest Twitter goalie tandem.
Schroeder and Ebbett had nearly identical stats across the board with the wolves this season. Its clear that going into training camp, then one who played the best would earn the second line responsibilities until Keslers healthy. He obviously earned it and outplayed his competition. I don't like it as much as the next fan but he seams to be our best short term solution right now within our system..
At least Schroeder has potential to improve while Ebbett doesn't