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In Topic: Rafalski, a defensive liability?

10 December 2007 - 11:23 PM

Don't forget Raffy is still learning how to play in a new system, and with new mates.

That being said, he is still better defensively than Matty.

In Topic: Hasek Challenges, Gaborik goes Airborn

09 December 2007 - 11:30 PM

QUOTE(J-Swift @ December 10, 2007 - 12:23AM) View Post

Care to explain how Hasek admittingly "protecting himself" is the same thing as intentionally taking out Gaborik at the knees?
So what you're saying is, no referee has ever made an incorrect call in the history of the NHL? Your logic is absolutely ridiculous on this point. Believe it or not, once in a while a player will indeed get called for a tripping penalty he doesn't deserve.

Yes, that does happen. However, the play is never completely legal. Whether or not the player actually caused the other player to fall, he did something he shouldn't have, and put himself in a position to take a penalty, like putting his stick in the other players feet.

In Topic: In-game mics

09 December 2007 - 11:24 PM

I for one would love to have Ozzie mic'd every game. He is a pretty witty guy. Drapes would also be pretty entertaining.

In Topic: PeeWee Hockey fight

09 December 2007 - 11:06 PM

This is what happens when the refs don't take control of the game.

In Topic: Hasek Challenges, Gaborik goes Airborn

09 December 2007 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE(puckloo39 @ December 9, 2007 - 09:16PM) View Post

Hasek didn't violate any rules. And I disagree with anyone who says the play was with intent to injure. Clearly it was not. The refs called a penalty on a play that was perfectly legal, as many other posters have stated in depth over and over. It's a discussion, not a debate. But if you want to think you won, OK.


If that's true, this is the first time in the history of the NHL that a completely legal play has resulted in a penalty. You should write Bettman and make sure that ref gets fired. There is no room in the NHL for refs who call penalties on completely legal plays.

QUOTE(Matt @ December 9, 2007 - 10:45PM) View Post

Here we go again... rolleyes.gif Do you realize how stupid that sounds?

Hasek challenging a skater like that, a complete gamble (and one Rick Nash has made him look like a fool on), to go out and make it as difficult as possible for Gaborik to score by taking his time and space to react away.

It worked. Gaborik had his head down until the last moment and went flying. Boo hoo. It happens.

"Lack of respect" is Steve Downie on Dean McAmmond. "Lack of respect" is Dale Hunter on Pierre Turgeon. "Lack of respect" is Marty McSorely on Donald Brashear... Do I really need to go on?

What is Hasek supposed to do? Skate out and greet Gaborik, then take out a white glove, slap him across both cheeks and challenge him to a duel?

This thread has a severe case of stupiditis.

Lack of respect, IMHO, in this case refers to one player taking advantage of another player in a vaunrable position and putting that player in a position for a serious injury. We aren't talking a legal check. We are talking about an illegal play. Gabby is lucky he landed how he did. Had he landed slightly different we could be talking about how sad it is too see a brilliant player like Gaborik have his life taken away.