Posted: 5/18/2012 12:40:29 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Polar_Bear:
First off, I made this for fun to get some people going. I don`t really care who wins from the teams that are left, but the Kings do look like the most complete team at the moment. The Kings are yet to face adversity these playoffs I agree, the question is will a team be able to push them to that point? Looks like it's gonna ave to be in the final round if it's gonna happen.
I know you hate Pronger Pucks, and I get that but you worded all that kinda carefully. You left out the fact that Richards and Carter could NOT get Philly to the Cup UNTIL Pronger showed up on the scene, so in essence one must think it was more his presence that was the missing link. He was also missing this year and without him at the end they looked like the exact same team that lost in the playoffs early last season with Richards and Carter, again when Pronger got injured. The results showed clearly he was a bigger influence on their success.
They were both problems, that's just fact. They were showing up hungover constantly and getting other younger players on the team to get into the same habits. The Flyers tried to solve the problem by talking to him but he said he would spend his free time as he saw fit. When the booze and supposedly drugs got too bad they then put up a chalkboard in the dressing room and asked guys to just pledge 30 days of sobriety as a team unity thing by signing it. This was a chance for Richards again to make things right and show some leadership, Richards as the team Captain refused to sign it and so did Carter. This culminated with him being out partying hard while the Bruins were beating them in the playoffs. There is zero excuse for that bullshit. Selfish, spoiled little girl, especially Richards.
Sorry that is no leader and for that matter not a team guy at all. It's hard to argue with those facts. Dustin Brown is the leader for the Kings so it will be easier for him to fit in there with all his abundant talent. And on the rare occasions Carter is actually healthy he is very good despite being too soft.
The Kings already have one of the best Captains in the game, a complete team, and one of the best goalies in the game so all those two have to do is fit in. Ofcourse we will see their best behavior now because they were just cast out, and they hear all the rumors of being drunk, high, and having bad attitudes, so they are out to prove themselves again.
What Carter did to Columbus was just shameful as well. Whining, pouting, and faking long term injury, until they agreed to trade him. That is just pathetic. I was never a big fan of his but now I view him on an even lower level.
I like and hate Pronger. Stupid as it sounds. To me with Pronger if he doesn't have the C he is a baby imo. AND YES WITHOUT PRONGER THAT TEAM DOESN'T GET THAT FAR. This year it showed in the playoffs he was missed. I was rooting for the Flyers to go far but I said the beginning of the year in someone's thread. Don't remember, BRYZGALOV doesn't know pressure and he will know by end of year in Philly compared to Phoenix. I think it got to him. He was horrible for the money he got wasn't good enough at all.
To be honest I like Richards don't care to much for Carter. With you being a Flyers fan you would know all I don't. So I wasn't throwing the big ol F U to the Flyer fans at all. Cause they got rid of these two guys. Now they are 1 game closer to the CUP FINALS. Flyers got a good young team that will only get better.
darn my Red Wings have enough problems that I really ain't too concerned with other teams. Just like following other teams I root for when the WINGS get knocked out.