Ok, this...this is a trap:
Name a person you'd rather have leading your team than Toews - taking into account talent, leadership, quality of person... Is there anyone?— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) March 20, 2017
Don’t walk into traps, people! Actually, it isn’t even a trap. It’s a rake sitting teeth up in the grass, just waiting for ding dongs to step on it. Everything about it is stupid.
A lot of them - cool. Can you name a few and why? Also - do you watch a lot of Blackhawks hockey? https://t.co/rskRiZhO6e— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) March 20, 2017
Sarah Spain has invited you to go to a rake-stepping lawn party, and she’s leading the charge!
Do you believe that Toews isn't a once-in-a-generation type talent? https://t.co/yS1wfy9iUE— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) March 20, 2017
Ah, there’s the biggest rake of all! The GENERATIONAL TALENT label. Step on it, Sarah! Repeatedly! Show us how it’s done.
I’m not going to break this all down, because it’s a collection of stupid premises (Cups == talent == leadership, intangibles are better indicators of true talent than stats, roster talent matters less than leadership, etc.).
Instead, I’m going to point out two guys.
Not a GENERATIONAL TALENT or LEADER: Ray Bourque, winner of one meager Stanley Cup in which he was, essentially, a rental. Also the all time NHL leader in goals, assists, and points by a defenseman. Also a 5 time winner of the Norris trophy.
So let me introduce to you the GENERATIONAL TALENT that is...Darren McCarty!
- 4 Stanley Cup wins
- Emotional leader
- Hated to lose
- Locker room presence
- Blue collar guy who showed those Euros and soft-as-pudding Yzerman a thing or two about work-ethic, and led to a dynasty
Name a person you’d rather have leading your team than Darren McCarty - taking into account talent, leadership, quality of person... is there anyone?
Sharks @ Stars
5:30 PM Pacific
Prediction: Gotta step on a few rakes to prove a point.