posted at 7/1/2013 11:31 AM EDT
In response to JWensink's comment:
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
In response to JWensink's comment:
What a bunch of nonsense. Not sure what "professionalism" and "maturity" have to do with unwillingness to engage in winning one on one battles to get puck possession? This is just a nice way of someone calling him out - finally, without crossing a line that would be too insulting publicly. I'm sure that the partying and lack of commitment is an issue , but if he was competing along the boards, or god forbid playing to the physical level of a David Krejci or Chris Kelly - then nobody would care what he was doing in his personal life. Jaromir Jagr at 41 yrs old won more puck battles on the wall since the deadline than Seguin did in three years, and that's not about playing like Milan Lucic - it's about competing without fear. Time to man up...this is your wake up call little boy. Good for PC for calling him out, and CJ gets credit for the demotion and reduced ice time.
Wow, what a huge crock. The part about Jagr was the funniest. Seguin outhit half of the Bruins forwards In the playoffs but of course you didn't notice because you were already predisposed to cry about him instead. Complain that he couldn't bear down and score more. That's legitimate but to not recognize the other changes in his game is just silly. Seguin finished the playoffs with almost twice as many hits as Sakic had in his last full season. Was Sakic soft? Was Yzerman too? I suppose you still think CJ coaches to "not lose" and that Bylsma and the unbeatable Pens are still the class of the league?
Time to get off the antogonistic raging posts...I'm bored at this point. Seguin's compete level is a problem, and you'll never find it in hit stats. Although, if you wanna compare stats with Sakic and Yzerman - try points next time. The kid plays with an underlying fear -plain and simple. It took three years and a demotion to get him to finally try and get the puck worse than the other guy. That is the root of all his issues. To deny that is what is "just silly". Jaromir Jagr won more puck battles in the last three months than Seguin has in three years. It has nothing to do with hits. And yes, I do think CJ coaches "not to lose" way too often...like when they go into 5 man PK mode with a lead in the 3rd period. Stick to the issues, make your point, it's getting old- move on. It's just a hockey forum with differing opinions. You like CJ - I don't. You think Seguin plays all out and competes, I think he plays with fear, and have been on him about it all along. Get a one hitter, sit on the porch, catch a breeze and chill it down bro.
Not sure where and when I said Seguin competes all out at 100%. I just find it laughable that you question his compete level while hoping he could be a battler like Jagr. Do I wish Seguin was the next Neely? Sure I do but I also am able to recognize his limitations. Regarding CJ and the Pens, they're just examples of how far off many of your observations are. Thanks for telling me how the forum works. I guess I must have thought everyone agreed all of the time. I couldn't help noticing you being conspicuous by your absence during the playoffs. Did it have to do with Rask breaking Tt's records or that CJ took Bylsma and the Pens to school? You were probably just too busy to pop by and tell people how little they know. Yeah, that must've been it.