Vancouver’s Pride, 5 Compelling Storylines Heading Into TonightShareThis
I’ve been meaning to put this up for like…. I dunno, a few days now. My boy Jeremy Brown (who’s great on twitter, by the way, follow him here) is the gent who directed this Tupelo Honey video (he also looks like the bearded fella in the video). If you like it as I do, feel free to let the guy know. If you don’t, well, just keep that to yourself.
Speaking of Vancouver (wait, I wasn’t?), if you haven’t seen the two videos of Yaletown when Kesler tipped in the goal to tie the game (and when Bieksa scored), than that’s a must too, I got chills. Here’s the link to the Puck Daddy story, and here are the videos.
I got a great phone call from my Boston-born-and-raised brother in law this morning, already in a near-panic over tonight’s Bruins game – turns out Bruins fans aren’t huge fans of Kaberle so far? …..Yeah that was an understatement.
Man – how can an NHL all-star underachieve so badly (I guess it’s someone like me who’s supposed to have an answer to that, but I don’t)? His play has been a little better over the past game or two, but overall, it really hasn’t been great.
The only thing I’d disagree with most people on: it hasn’t been particularly awful either (aside from one egregious turnover).
The thing is, when he doesn’t put up the points it’s easy to think he’s been worse than he has – he’s never been a shooter, so when the pressure mounts and he passes up open looks it’s easy to think he’s doing that because he’s timid, when really he’s always done that. And actually, his corsi is one of the higher on the teams (corsi is basically plus/minus but for generating shots instead of actual goals).
So he can still redeem himself. Maybe tonight will be his night.
Join me and the crew over at Puck Daddy for some game seven chat tonight. Should be a doozy!