Todd Bersnoozi wrote:What'd Toews do? I thought he was one of they classy guys in hockey. I put him up with the Yzerman/Linden types.
The Brown Knight wrote:Toews isn't all that classy in my opinion. He's not a complete dirtbag, but he does tend to run his mouth quite a bit.
Silly stuff such as, "we're going to expose them for what they really are" (in response to a media member's question when the Hawks were down 3-0 to the Canucks during the 2011 series). He's made a few comments like that. You NEVER heard guys like Sakic, Bourque, Gretzky, Yzerman, Scott Stevens, etc., saying stuff like that. Ever.
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
Hmmm, I don't see that as being too bad. Our 2011 team was a great team, but it still had some flaws. Toews saw it and backed it up by leading the Hawks to almost come back and take the series, despite being down 3-0. I remember that year at the NHL awards, the Canucks cleaned house. There was a video of him talking with Loungo, he was shaking Lou's hand and tell him: man, I thought u guys had it.
On the ice, I think he's a pretty clean player. He leads by example and demands a lot out of his teammates. The guy knows how to win, 2 cups and a gold medal. I never thought he was that good till I saw him in the 2010 olympics. The guy can do it all, check, grind it out, score. Whatever u want him to do, he'll do. He doesn't get phased with the pressure and has nerves of steel; just look at him the shootouts; he's money in the bank. He's like Trevor, but with a higher skill set to step up in big games.
On one of the NHL networks, Marty Turco and Theo Fleury got asked who is your 2014 Team Canada captain, Sid the Kid or Toews? They said it's hard to take it away from Sid cuz he had it in 2010, but if it was up to them, they go with Toews. I side with Turco and Fleury on that one.
The Brown Knight wrote:Real legends let their actions on the ice do the talking. This is something that I hope Kesler, Luongo, and Toews learn one day.
Theo Fleury is another classless jack off, that is trying desperately to cash in on his tragedies from childhood.
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:There's a difference amongst those 3, one of them knows how to win.
I feel bad for Theo. Yes, it may be a way for him to stay in the limelight, but he was still a great player for a long time and he has some interesting tidbits from his experiences and his knowledge about the game. It's nice to see him on TV on some of those panels, maybe he should go into coaching.