Chris Pronger recently went on the Dan Patrick radio show and ripped many European players, especially Jaromir Jagr, for playing so hard in the Olympics, but so obviously not playing with that same level of intensity in NHL games.
I was reminded of that because Jagr has been on an absolute TEAR since the season restarted--including 2 goals and the game winner against the Sens IN Ottawa!
I've heard rumors about some other players taking shifts off and not really playing full out. Which players have that rep from your teams?
"Hitler had pieces of flair that he made the Jews wear."
Lindros was hated for that in Philly, especially when he was underage and out drinking the night before.
You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortoise. It's crawling towards you. You reach down and flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over. But it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.
Tampa Bay (1) vs N.Y. Islanders (8) This is going to be tougher than your average 1v8 series. New York matches up well with Tampa and I'm still not convinced they didn't get a 1 seed by playing in a weak division.