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#1982693 Howard injured?

Posted by Carman on 10 May 2010 - 11:49 AM

Being a goalie in Detroit has to be one of the worst jobs in sports.

Calder trophy nomination season top 5 SV%/GAA, 30 wins, a game 7 road win and a .915 SV% in the playoffs and he gets called a sieve.

He's faced the most shots and has the most saves out any other goalie in the playoffs, he didn't cost the Wings a damn thing.

#1982714 Howard injured?

Posted by mindfly on 10 May 2010 - 12:08 PM

C.A.R.E.Y P.R.I.C.E :thumbup:

#1982247 Let's Talk About the Refereeing

Posted by zackmorris on 09 May 2010 - 04:43 PM

I didn't even watch the last 2 games. I knew what the outcome would be.

Especially after we molested them in game 4, there was no way they were going to call a fair game. Heavens no, that might result in another game that would have Joe Casual changing the channel by the midway point.

This whole series was a f***in joke. I've watched hockey for over 20 years, hundreds of games a year, I've made a profession out of writing about the game and nitpicking officiating and play of the players. I know horrible when I see it.

I also know that most people will never admit something is crooked until it bites them, specifically, in the ass. It takes guts to admit something you love is tainted, either with bias or just poor reffing. That's why most people go into denial and just call people whiners, or conspiracy theorists or whatever else. They can't bring themselves to admit their favorite game isn't totally fair.

I'm sure some NBA fans felt the same way until they found out the league was fixed and had officials throwing games. I once read an article from a stat-keeper who exposed everyone he worked for, saying that he was once even threatened to make up better stats for home players or he'd be fired. Sports are not fair. Not anymore.

And this series was the worst I've ever seen. Worse than that 09 Finals screw-job. Worse than that Buffalo/Dallas series in 99, worse than the league doing everything they could to keep Pittsburgh in game 6 in 08. THE. WORST. EVER.

I get some people don't want to appear as a whiner or a "Mulder" in public, but personally, being honest is more important to me and I know what I saw. Detroit didn't play amazing, but neither did SJ. Clearly there were two different sets of rules for one team in blue and one in red.

These are my biggest gripes...

1) The Sharks were diving like it was the goddamn Olympics. And everytime a blue shirt fell over, and a red shirt was within 5 feet of it, regardless of whether or not we had anything to do with it....we were getting a penalty. Look how often a RW player felt he had to raise his arms in innocence. SJ players didn't do that-for a reason. They didn't feel subconsciously as if they had to. We all know Darren Helm has poor balance and is sometimes too fast for his own good. Yet of all the players in 12 games between Detroit, Phoenix and SJ....Helm was the only one called for diving? Are youf****** KIDDING?! Not one Shark was called for that? That was the biggest display of diving I've seen since the lockout, and I'm not kidding. Setoguchi should have his pansy ass sent away from hockey if he's going to keep disrespecting it. He's the worst of them all. My gripe, is for all the soft garbage calls against us, not one diving call was called on a team where they were clearly instructed to dive like ******* for 5 games.

2) The stuff they let go, and the stuff they don't, can help a team beyond just the 2 minute penalty. It tires some players out, puts a kink in all of the lines and makes changes tougher. It scrambles everything up and possibly the biggest thing of all-it can swing momentum on a dime. Poor officiating goes far beyond just sitting for 2 or less. Those 2 5-on-3's were total bulls***. Would we have won if they didn't get them? Who knows, but our chances would've been alot better. If we would've won, no one would've mentioned for a second that we were playing as poorly as some people claim we were. Winning does that. Their GWGs came directly from poor calls. If those calls don't happen, we're not in the scenario to make a mistake and our mistake doesn't exist.

3) This one is more with the fans. We can rag on a player to the point where we'll call a player a piece of human s***, literally. But we won't ever criticize the officials. Huh!? Sorry but I hold the officials to the same standards I hold the players to. Why not? It's their job, just like the players. They directly influence the outcome, just like the players and possibly more than them. To never blame the officials is to indicate you think they're perfect, or you're just not really open and honest. Think about that.

4) Franzen can get smoked, but the second Bertuzzi puts his hands anywhere near another player he's gone for 2 or less. Has anyone else noticed this? Bert gets the s*** end of the stick all the time. Ever since "the incident", he gets watched like a hawk, worse than Homer, and players can beat on him and get nothing called on them. It's embarrassing. I feel like my sport is becoming (*puke*) the NBA.

5) Please, refs, if you can't tell the difference between hooking, and holding the stick, ALLOW THE VIDEO REPLAY JUDGES TO HELP. We're not in 1990 anymore, so along with upgrading those laughably atrocious cameras, let's allow the new technology of our day and age to help improve the game. If you're unsure as to who took what penalty, don't confer and get into a pow-wow with 3 other zebras who also have no idea. USE REPLAYS. Why not? Do it on the fly. Have someone watching replays enough so that by the time you confirm you're unsure who took what penalty, you can call up to the war room and they'll know already. This wouldn't work? Well s***, what we're doing now isn't working either.

I don't have a problem admitting when our players screwed up. Against Edmonton, we were just lazy and didn't feel like breaking through the trap. Against Anaheim we were into a defensive system that forced us to take poor shots. Against Calgary we had too much dead weight and they played harder. But it's series like the ones agaisnt Anaheim, Pittsburgh and SJ where we were just bent over and given a dose of Gary's Own.

I don't really trust the NHL. I haven't for awhile. Sports are corrupt, right down to much simpler, smaller sports than the NHL. This usually leads to blind mockery by others, who assume I think the sport is fixed. It's not that black or white, but good luck explaining that to them. To me, it's a shade of grey. I'm well aware poor reffing occurs in alot of games, but in a league where it's clearly about profit and entertainment, do you really think they'll sit back and just let it decide itself? 100%? You don't think for a second that they, while not fixing the games, would prefer a certain team won and subtly swayed one way or another?

#1982169 Let's Talk About the Refereeing

Posted by scottj on 09 May 2010 - 03:14 PM

... yeah, cause the officiating wasn't bad at all

god I'm sick of people that counter legitimate complaints with smart ass remarks like yours. congratulations, you're retarded

#1976977 Vancouver paper warns cabbies about arrival of Patrick Kane

Posted by FunkedUp on 05 May 2010 - 07:43 PM

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Vancouver's taxicab community needs your support. With the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane coming to town for Games 3 and 4 of the Canucks-Blackhawks series, cabbies in the Lower Mainland are banding together and ensuring they have the proper change ready -- two dimes, in particular -- just in case it's needed. Kane and his cousin were charged with beating up a taxi driver in Buffalo in an August 2009 incident after the cabbie allegedly was unable to provide 20 cents in change for the $15 paid by Kane. It's up to us as a society to band together and keep our beaded-seat-sitting brothers and sisters safe. If you pull up next to a cab driver at a light this week, show them your solidarity by giving them a different finger for a change. A thumbs up.


#1975792 Jonathan Ericsson

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 May 2010 - 10:08 PM

Ericsson hasn't been the same since he met HR40


#1974929 2010 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by wingnut22 on 04 May 2010 - 08:20 PM

PenaltyShot 96 had the idea, I did the photoshopping.

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#1973796 504 posts for a Game 3 Red Wings victory!

Posted by VanDer on 04 May 2010 - 03:39 PM

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#1973600 504 posts for a Game 3 Red Wings victory!

Posted by Blaayze on 04 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

#1957021 Fiddler says Refs favor us, Babcock has players skate on off day

Posted by NGKEIB on 25 April 2010 - 10:07 AM

i think fiddlers just a little dehydrated maybe someone would like to buy him a tall glass of shut the hell up

He's a Coyote, why would you want to go for a drink with him? He always leaves after the first round...