We're going to pretend that I didn't watch the game last night and that someone told me the final score was 3-2 Anaheim and that I was asked to write a recap based on what I thought probably happened using the first 13 games of the season as a model:
- "Really frustrating that we have no wingers who can finish."
- "What's up with Malkin? He dominates the puck but isn't scoring."
- "Man, Letang is playing great. Other than that one horrible turnover, he was fantastic."
- "Can't blame Fleury completely, but he has to come up with some big saves."
- "Just have to be patient with Michalek, eventually he will turn into the player we thought we signed."
- "Power play sucks. Should get Paul Martin out there on the #1 unit."
- Is it just completely out of the question to ever consider having Crosby and Malkin on separate power plays? It's seems like heresy to even suggest it around Pittsburgh, but here's why it's worth a try: 1) the power play, as the Situation would say, is "garbages"; 2) our current second PP unit consists of Mark Letestu, Mike Comrie, and Mike Rupp. Not exactly "Double Trouble."
- Speaking of Comrie, GTOG was all over him potentially being an abomination. In our post right after his signing, we wrote that it was a move with more upside than downside. But, because GTOG is a respected news magazine, we had it confirmed from an actual source (sorry, I know I'm being like Adam Schefter) that Comrie was a "recreational hockey player." As we wrote:
Word around the league is that Comrie is known as a "recreational hockey player." Now, I'm not sure I know exactly what that means, but I'm a recreational hockey player so it can't be a good thing. Comrie has bounced around to a few teams (Edmonton -> Philadelphia -> Phoenix -> Ottawa -> Islanders -> Ottawa -> Edmonton) and has never really stood out any of the times that we've seen him play. Is it possible that he just doesn't care? His family is reportedly worth $500 million so what is the incentive for him to go 100% on the ice?
|Comrie: Getting To Someone Else's Game|
Poise Follow Up: I am also a recreational hockey player. When Finesse asked me yesterday morning how my Thursday night men's league game went. I described the team's abysmal loss and my un-commanding performance as "Comrie-esque." Finesse replied, "well, considering that you have no puck control and your slap shot looks like a old lady smacking a dirty rug with a broom, that's not surprising." To which I admitted, "yeah, that sounds about right." If Mike Comrie is playing similar to me in Men's league, that's a sure sign that we have a problem.