So I like Colborne.
You all hate Colborne.
Which is fine. The beauty of life has been stripped away from your souls and left you cynics. Which is fine. Really.
But here's the thing: You guys are probably right. I don't even debate that. Colborne, compared to other legit NHLers, probably sucks.
Which is one of the reasons I like him. I like rooting for him. I myself suck at hockey. I am getting better, but I am under no illusions. So I like guys like myself, guys who suck. I root for them.
If the team was actually hyped to win anything, I'd probably hate him. But it isn't.
Anyways, here is my questions.
Is there not a story here?
I get that the Herald and the Sun write about what they are told to. I get that. But to me, here is an easy story.
So what I'd like is this. Next time Hartley is talking to the media, if someone in the media could ask a question like this:
"Stats (advance and traditional) show that Colborne is struggling. You (Hartley) seem to have confidence in him, playing him 15+ minutes a night consistently. What are you (Hartley) seeing in the player that the stats are not showing?"
And then let him talk.
I like learning. I like seeing new perspectives. This question, I think, lets Hartley talk about his hockey philosophies. It's informative, even if Hartley answers with BS or coachspeak.
(I get that many of you think "He has to play him because Burke told him too" and that the coach can't say that. I acknowledge that.)
Anyway, that is it. That's all I wanted to say.
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.
She's my type. Half naked.
And that elbow form...