JJ does a few things well, but he's not the equal of any of the others in that sentence.
As much as I'm harsh on players (JJ before; Brown, RR now), never forget to distinguish playing ability from the person.
From what I gather, DD isn't the individual JJ is. Young, famous, immature, a-hole, what? I don't know. But he plays the **** out of some hockey.
"I don't feel any emotional connection to the Kings at all. To me, it's just another hockey game. I've completely turned the page like that. If I'm out and I happen to see it on TV, it's really not a big deal...
"To be honest with you, I could care less if they win or lose. Some guys on that team I played with, I'll always consider friends. But whether they win or not, it means nothing to me."
So my paraphrasing toned down his brash and smug comments.
I was a huge JJ supporter, and will continue to be so when he plays for Team USA.
Last edited by juliochango; January 1st, 2014 at 07:21 PM.
From the espn article
HAHAHA lol phillyHolmgren suggests that if Yandle makes the team, ostensibly because of his power-play expertise, then they should balance one of the final spots with a player with more defensive upside, like Erik Johnson or Jack Johnson.
no wonder they make the moves they make. my god.
I was shocked when they didn't pick Bobby Ryan. I wonder what's going on with that.
For ryan it came down to being a limited player who's particular skill set was deemed redundant.
And after that article, I'm sooooooo glad to have DLombardi rather than the likes of Burke or Holmgren. Jesus Christ some of those guys are out there.
Was he supposed to wave a King flag in honor of the cup?
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Last edited by KingsCourt26; January 2nd, 2014 at 12:15 PM.
Looking at the USA roster, we cannot match the high end skill of Canada, Russia or Sweden. Our Defense is clearly behind Canada and Sweden. And our goaltending ranks behind Sweden and Finland, probably on par with Canada. Miller is going to have to carry the team on his back, even more so than 2010, if we're going to medal. And you just know some upstart team like the Finns, Czechs or Slovaks will end up beating a powerhouse 2-1 and playing for a medal. It's a bit early but I really don't like our odds.
Fowler, Orpik and Stepan are absolute head-scratchers, to me. Give me Yandle, E. Johnson/A. Greene and Bobby Ryan, considering the rest of the roster, every single day.
Ahem... Trevor Lewis?