Re: Wild Seguin rumor - WARNING tabloid stuff inside
posted at 7/14/2013 8:27 AM EDT
I apologize for inducing the sharp retort. Thanks for replying nonetheless. My responses to your remarks are written respectfully. I watched the videos, nice stuff, not convincing. I did not dislike JT as a player, I though JJ and company did him injustice in 2005.
1.One JT is not Captain material now. In crucial games the past several years for San Jose, he has produced his point per game but have the Sharks achieved success in his tenure. I think not. SDF games? The Sharks burned out like the Pens this year.
2. Thornton going in front of the net continues to be a problem. For such a big man he plays like Savard did for the Bruins. Not a bad thing but not tough. On the perimeter passes, in the playoffs a player must go to the net. He is an assist player mostly. Look at his goal totals. BTW I am not saying he is not a great player. Tough is not defined by fights.
3. Bergeron plays defense better than most in the NHL, he does not get the kudos of JT as he dedicates himself to both ends of the ice. Bergeron also scores key goals at key times....Vancouver game 7. Bergeron like Bourque leads by example. He has had the tutulege of Mark Recchi.
**** Do people actually read the threads! I pondered on the rumor of Seguin's pond excursion privously. Leave Tyler alone is my point, enough of the character bashing. My second response was primarily to counter some of Bookboy's comments. I was on the thread topic of Seguin firstly. I don't like to respond directly to long well written threads like Bookboys with another long response or retort (BDC problem not mine). Yet I felt inclined to speak to his JT remarks. I think I did so politiely.
1. I agree he may not have been ready to be a captain at that young age, but how do you know he isnt captain material now? Marleau was the captain, he's still there and now Thornton is the captain. Can you explain how he is not captain material now?
2. How the heck is Joe Thornton soft? He has fought Lyle Odelein, Eric Lindros (yes,Eric caught him with one), Kelly Buchberger (pummeled him) Sheldon Souray (destroyed him),Jamie Benn,Ryan Getzlaf,Mark Tinordi etc. Played a seven game series in the NHL playoffs with broken ribs. How the heck is that being soft?
3. How is Patrice Bergeron captain material and Joe Thornton isnt, when one has been captain of two NHL teams? I'm not saying Bergeron isnt, I would like you to explain how he is, and Thornton isnt.
A "soft" NHL player:
A "soft" player thats not captain material at the start of a game to get his team going.