On one hand, Ron Wilson said he respects Sundin for not rushing back if he is unsure whether or not he wants to play -- adding that he would welcome back the longtime Leafs captain with open arms.
On the other hand, Wilson suggested that one of the problems with the sad-sack Leafs last year was a distinct lack of leadership.
And you don't have to be Howie Meeker to connect the dots there, that leadership is supposed to be one of the major responsibilities of the team captain.
Is Wilson right about the Leafs recent poor form?
Full story: Wilson suggests Mats was part of the problem
I never said that Eastern Europeans made up the majority of players in the NHL at any time. We were talking (or at least I was - you were just tossing your "clown" insult) about Gretzky and the fact he scored the majority of his goals when the league didn't have access to USSR and East Block players. They began to trickle into the league when Gretzky was in his 11th and 12th seasons. That's ALL I said.
As for spelling and grammatical errors - there's a huge difference between those and typos. And while I do make the odd typo, I at least know the difference between their, there and they're, not to mention then and than and your and you're. You don't.
Oh, and by the way, you mentioned Ivan Boldirev as one of your examples. Well, old Ivan came to Canada when he was 16 and played for the S-S Marie Greyhounds in his first year of junior - from Yugoslavia. Don't ever think Yugoslavia was under the thumb of the Soviets. Tito ran that country independently of the Soviets and the people were free to move about the world long before the Soviets and Czechs.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-05-27 09:49:06
What is coring?
You bash everyone for there spelling then you spell a word wrong and thats ok because its you, anyone else makes a spelling mistake an they are stupid.
Get off your high horse, you arent any better than anyone in here.
Pete, 2008-05-26 12:23:24
He completely missed the point. They were NOT in the majority at the "time in question" which was when Gtetzky was coring the bulk of his goals. I laid it out quite carefully for him. But I guess something squirted in his eyes down there in the basement.
He accuses everyone in here of shying away from predictions - or else making obvious ones - but have you ever seen him make a definitive statement. Other than "Oilers all the way" next year. THAT demonstrates just how ill-informed he is.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-05-25 15:28:25