Okay, so what the hell? Detroit wins, and to celebrate they start fighting with the Canes? God I hate that. I saw Brind'Amour with the hit (can't remember who he hit) after the play, and then in the replay we see both Brind'Amour and the other guy just talking at each other, and two other Red Wings rush up and end up with Brind'Amour in a headlock via stick. What? I dunno, to me that just didn't seem right.
Ahhhh, I'll talk about this game more later after I cool down a bit.
"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."
"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."
"Who do you love?"
-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
From the Official NHL Rulebook courtesy of NHL.com:
Section Four: Penalties Rule 84: Roughing Roughing is a minor altercation that is not worthy of a major penalty to either participant. (An altercation is a situation involving two players, with at least one to be penalized.
Needless to say, the referees seem to throw away the damned whistles come playoff time. Stupidheads.
Yes, I used "stupidhead" as an insult... I've had exams all week, so sue me!
Bart: Hey, immigrants! Beat it! Country's full! Sailor: OK people, you heard the lady. Back into the hold. We'll try Canada. [the immigrants moan] -- "The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson"
I'd suggest renting or buying NHL 2004 or a similar hockey title for PS2 (or XBox, if that's your preference). It'll help you pick up the rules better if you have the NHL defaults set, plus (at least) NHL 2004 is an awesome game anyway.