Wow, I see by the lack of threads started in here this year that pretty much everyone hates hockey round these parts. Well no worries, cuz I fuckin love it and will definatley be poppin' in here to spice this bitch up.
Canucks whooped some Penguins ass tonight. Yeah they had there 3rd string goalie starting after fleury busted a finger in Edmonton, but still my nucks scored some f'n beauty's, like Burrows shorthanded breakaway. Also after the fifth goal Pens put in their 4th stringer, Russian kid, 19, first nhl game, he played lights out, let in only one goal in a period in a half and made some fantastic saves, got him 3rd star. Hank sedin got 3 more points and is now 4 up on Thorton for the scoring lead. Whoot! Whoot!
I can't believe how crazy the West is at this point in the season. Canucks just went 7-0-2 got a bit of breathing room, then 0-2-1 before tonight and were only 2 points out of 9th, but also 2 points back division lead. West is sick, i'm desperatley hoping for a Detroit Chicago round 1 playoff matchup with Detroit as seed 8, that would be sweet.
Anyways i'm not drunk tonight like last night so i'm a little more calm, not quite as fun. Now lets talk some fuckin' hockey!!!!!!!!
I want to see Chicago/Detroit too, because I think a 1 San Jose vs. 8 Detroit would end up as a Wings sweep even as a tattered bunch in tatters. I want Detroit bounced ASAP because I want the Pens to have the distinction of having slammed their window shut last year.
I watched the Wings/Blackhawks game yesterday before the Vikings game and after it got out of control; it was a quality contest excepting Pierre Maguire, natch. Datsyuk and Tuzz Bertoddi had some sweet shootout goals and I was totally expecting Hossa to wilt with the game on his stick, but he came through. My ears must've deceived me though, because there's no way the more educated Detroit crowd would lower themselves to Pittsburgh fans' level and boo the Hoss for his body's right to choose.
yeah that was a pretty goodf game, i caught a bit of it. Im glad Bert is having somewhat of a comeback year with the wings, used to be my favorite player in Van before the Moore stuff, still like him now.
Really makes me happy to see Calgary gettin shit kicked by SJ tonight, love it so much. Im worried about the Nucks game on Weds vs the Oil, the oilers are just the worst ever right now and these are the games my Canucks forget to show up for sometimes, actually not that worried, they will destroy them.
All the talk on our sports radio, well besides football talk, is still about the Burrows Oshay situation, i'll just put it like that and see if you guys even know what im talking about, it is a huge story here, and hnic just ripped burrows on saturday for 10 minutes on after hours. They had Ron McLean on here today on the team 1040, and he defended himself in his part of the deal. BS, bottom line is Oshay or whatever the fuck his name is cost us atleast 1 point by his bs call on Burrows, and its fucked having a crooked official still in the league. He has reffed a grand total of 10 playoff games in 10 years in the nhl, so they odviously know he's crap, but hey, lets keep this bum. Fuck I should become a ref (although id be hardcore biased, lol)
Isles shoutout of NJ was a suprise today, and damn sweet that Buffalo is ass kicking right now, love that team and their system. pz
Originally posted by Scotch BingingtonBS, bottom line is Oshay or whatever the fuck his name is cost us atleast 1 point by his bs call on Burrows, and its fucked having a crooked official still in the league.
They were definitely brutal calls on Burrows, no doubt, but it's only Burrows' word against the ref's as to whether the ref actually told him he'd get him back. It's also quite possible that Burrows was pissed off at the calls and decided to fabricate a story against the ref as payback. You just don't know the truth when it's one guy's word against the other.
I know it's one guy's word against the others, and there's no real way to prove who is right in this, but what I think means the most is the NHL claiming that Auger said nothing wrong whatsoever. Of course they're gonna say that, but they couldn't even come up with something believable to claim that he *did* say.
That weak statement and the already mentioned fact that the league seems to know he's a terrible ref says a lot to me.
Of course, there is no way that they were going to do anything to Auger because Burrows said to. That would open the door to every ref risking getting fired just because a player doesn't like their call. In a normal league the refs couldn't do their job with that hanging over their head, much less the NHL where refs seem only slightly more aware of what's going on around them than a WWE ref does.
The most telling things about the NHLs true feelings on who was right and wrong will be 1) How many playoff games he refs this year, and 2) If he's back for next year.
Originally posted by Tribal ProphetThe most telling things about the NHLs true feelings on who was right and wrong will be 1) How many playoff games he refs this year, and 2) If he's back for next year.
Auger hasn't reffed a playoff game since April 2004, so that may not be the best gauge of what the league thinks of this.
Olympic hockey coming up in a couple of weeks! Between that and the end of the regular season in a couple of months, it's a pretty good time to be a hockey fan.
Canada and Russia have crazy-good teams, but the States could be the dark horse in all of this. They have a very solid team and a goalie in Ryan Miller who very well could stand on his head and steal a few games.
well, the sedins did put on a show in TO, oh yeahhhhhhhhhh.
the oil, well, hey just plain suck. suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.
great day of hockey.
san jose is scary dominant too, but what else is new. im already gearing up for the playoffs. and dammmnnn wtf phoenix? stop winning so much, nobody cares!! haha, actually I do, can't wait to see that place papered to the rafters come playoff time and a return of the oldschool winnipeg jets whitehouse.
Here's my question: would there have been ANY other team that would make even a similar offer? Of course, not. The Islanders were obviously the ones pushing for the contract to be that long. Charles Wang, meet Tom Hicks.