Tonight’s game was a gem. I enjoyed it as much as I’ve ever enjoyed watching a game. Talent, desire, desperation and meanness all in the name of the quest for Stanley.
Category Archives: NHL’ers
I always thought I could remember a video of Nifty Middleton pulling this off way back but when I you-tubed his highlights, I was mistaken. He was a gifted stickhandler but I didn’t see any toe drag.
Guys who just couldn’t score – Matt Stajan (ever), and for one season in Montreal, Scott Gomez. Or as Tiger Williams once said of Bob Gainey, “He couldn’t shoot it in the ocean if he fell out of a boat.”
Do you remember Brian Glennie for the Leafs? Man, could he hit.
Was Brad Marsh the most talented offensive defenceman ever to play for Toronto? (Or is this a hypothetical question?)
Who was a better raw goal scorer – Brett Hull or Mike Bossy?
Who was a better passer – Gretzky or Sid? (I’d like a few votes on this one myself but only because I don’t skate, shoot or score like these gents)
Who was a funnier interview – Brett Hull or Jeremy Roenick?
If the Islanders had traded Billy Smith away instead of Chico Resch, would they have won as many cups in the 1980’s (or any cups for that matter)?
When it comes to players who never won a cup that I would have loved to see win it, Jean Ratelle and Gilbert Perreault are the ones that come to mind first.