They had a couple Classics on last night and it brought me directly back to my youth. They had the 3 goals in 57 seconds game against the Habs in 1989 that I wanted to inject directly into my veins.The Neely 49/50th goal game from 1994 is on NESN right now. Fred Cusicks golden pipes are bringing me back to my youth.
Those late 80s early 90s teams were so much fun to watch. A Dmitri Kvartalnov sighting!They had a couple Classics on last night and it brought me directly back to my youth. They had the 3 goals in 57 seconds game against the Habs in 1989 that I wanted to inject directly into my veins.
Not exactly as dire as you’re making it sound. Chara is at best the #3 defenseman on this team right now. Krejci has been passed by Coyle for #2 center based on ATOI. Rask is “talking” about retirement but has good years left in him. Plus now goaltending seems to be a position of strength in the prospect pipeline. Bergeron is the only player that there isn’t an obvious game plan for replacing. Hopefully one of Studnicka, Beecher, or Frederic develop into a decent 2nd line center and they can move forward with a great young D core and stud top line winger.What sucks the most is this team really can’t afford a lost season given the age of the core. The window to win Cups is growing smaller with Chara, Bergeron, Krejci. Rask is talking about retirement after 2021. This is becoming a real missed opportunity to win another Cup with this group.
San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton might not have been a Shark at all.
Ex-Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke says he pushed hard to acquire Thornton when the Boston Bruins made him available in 2005.
"We were in hard on Joe Thornton when Boston traded him and we made what we thought was a really outstanding offer the morning he got dealt," Burke told SN650's "Starting Lineup" on Thursday.
Burke added, "We didn't know that they had already committed to the trade with San Jose. But we stepped up in Anaheim and made what I considered to be a huge offer, and a better offer than Boston got."