Leafs Crushed Again; Blues Win; Flames Back.

Leafs Crushed Again; Blues Win; Flames Back.

Post by Vladimir Zhiv » Fri, 23 Apr 1993 13:58:55


Well, I'm glad I picked four Red Wings in my hockey pool draft.
Detroit easily over-powered the hapless Leafs 6-2 tonight. I thought
the Leafs would lose in 4 or 5, but I thought the games might be a
little bit closer. This is like men against boys. BTW, a couple of
months ago I said that Potvin always drops down early and can be had
high; as expected the Wings have figured this out - the first five
goals were scored with Potvin on his knees and the puck going to the
top shelf. Probert is awe-inspiring - he was tossing the Leafs around
like little kids, and no-one seems to be willing to take him on. The
Wings are finally playing like they are capable of - if they can stay
healthy and keep their series short, they might give Pittsburgh a real
battle.

The Blues, led by the best goalie in the NHL this season, Curtis
Joseph, shut-out the Hawks 2-0. The Blues are playing like they did in
'86 - clutch 'n grab, shoot the puck out. It's incredibly boring to
watch, but if it works...

The Flames seem to have regained their senses and were hammering the
Kings 5-1 in the 2nd period when I last checked. Unfortunately CBC
chose not to show double-headers in the East - being a public
corporation, they feel it's their duty to show news, as opposed to
getting higher ratings by showing NHL playoffs (this is seriously
their view - ask Deepak). Anyhow, I stand by my prediction of Flames
in 5, though it might go 6 now.

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Leafs Crushed Again; Blues Win; Flames Back.

Post by Joseph Charles Achk » Sat, 24 Apr 1993 07:04:09

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>The Blues, led by the best goalie in the NHL this season, Curtis
>Joseph, shut-out the Hawks 2-0. The Blues are playing like they did in
>'86 - clutch 'n grab, shoot the puck out. It's incredibly boring to
>watch, but if it works...

 Finally a non Blues fan agrees that Joseph is a great goalie. I think he
should win the Vezina this year or at least share it with Barrasso who also
has been shadowed by Mario's amazing performance.

The Blues aren't really playing clutch and grab, they're playing very
defensively and capitalizing on the power play. The plan is to get an early
lead and protect it the rest of the way. At least that's the plan on the
road. I agree, it's very boring if you're not a Blues fan, but the Blues
played two perfect road games.

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Leafs Crushed Again; Blues Win; Flames Back.

Post by John Hub » Sat, 24 Apr 1993 20:30:51



|> >
|> >The Blues, led by the best goalie in the NHL this season, Curtis
|> >Joseph, shut-out the Hawks 2-0. The Blues are playing like they did in
|> >'86 - clutch 'n grab, shoot the puck out. It's incredibly boring to
|> >watch, but if it works...
|> >
|>  Finally a non Blues fan agrees that Joseph is a great goalie. I think he
|> should win the Vezina this year or at least share it with Barrasso who also
|> has been shadowed by Mario's amazing performance.
|>

I too think that Joseph has had a GREAT year and should be considered for the
Vezina.  I think Barrasso and Joseph should be the two strongest candidates
this year.  I don't believe ALL of the hype that Roy, Belfour and now Potvin
receive for their goaltending.  I do think that they are great in the nets,
but I would rather have Curtis, Tommy or Fuhr in the nets during this years
playoffs.  The big name tenders always seem to have a strong defense in front
of them and the goaltenders get the most credit.  I would rather face 25 shots
a game, than have to rely on Joseph saving 35, but if the goalie is going to
face 35 shots, I would rather have Joseph or Barrasso facing them.

-Jay

ps Go Quebec!!!  And I know that McLean and several others should be mentioned
as candidates for this years Vezina, but I am partial to Joseph and Barrasso
this season.

John W. Huber, Jr. - aka Jay   | Penguins - 1991,1992 Stanley Cup Champions
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Leafs Crushed Again; Blues Win; Flames Back.

Post by Death before succe » Sun, 25 Apr 1993 02:23:08


Quote:

>>Joseph, shut-out the Hawks 2-0. The Blues are playing like they did in
>>'86 - clutch 'n grab, shoot the puck out. It's incredibly boring to
>>watch, but if it works...

>road. I agree, it's very boring if you're not a Blues fan, but the Blues
>played two perfect road games.

Not boring is right!!! It is more likely to cause me to have a stroke!!
I had to listen to game two on the Blackhawk station and I don't think I
could take another call of "And JOSEPH makes a SPEcTACular saaaaaave".
Now I'm a Blues fan, but I don't want them to play "like" they played
in game two. Sure the result was fine, but the Blues match up very well
with the Hawks so they really don't need to treat them like the 86 Flames.
We don't need a "Monday Night Miracle" to have a chance to beat Chicago.
The Blues can do it on talent. At least over the hawks.

Rich h.--- Go BLUES!!

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