It depends on what your definition of "showboat" is as well. Do you count celebrating after OT goals?
The Wings have Tatar who has showboated a bit in the past.
Personally, celebrating after a goal is fine with me. The Pascal goal is fine. Same with the Yakupov (sp) goal earlier this year when he went out to center and celebrated. Then you have Theo Fleury who has scored many goals with celebration. I have no issues with it.
The Patrick Roy statue of liberty gaffe comes to mind. Roy is widely considered to be one of the best. The elite of the elite. Yet, he showboated and it cost his team the game and the series. Elite goalies are human, and they do make mistakes.
No, I really would have said the same thing if it was the other team. I am sick of the refs inconsistencies. Let the play go. I am not saying Chicago should have gotten a penalty either.
As someone who referees hockey, that could have been called either way without the use of instant replay. Even when i see the replay, I see a penalty on Parise. No doubt in my mind. That "shove" wouldn't have knocked a 3 year old down. Parise just used it as an excuse to hit the goalie.
The Hawks suck a big one. I certainly hope that the Hawks and Pens get knocked out before the finals. That being said, the Wild have to play smarter if they want to win the series.
Wonderful, we get the morons for announcers today with the idiot between the benches.
If you mean the non-biased announcers, you would be correct. Don't get me wrong, I love Ken and Mick, but there is zero tolerance for any kind of announcing that doesn't constantly kiss the ass of the Red Wings around here.
Though you may have believed on stint of Mrazek's one good game in the NHL, and his temporarily hot run in the AHL, that he was going to take the NHL by storm, that notion no doubt seemed more than a tad premature to the front office.
Considering the way he has played the last few games for the Griffins, Mrz has a ways to go. I figure he will get another full season while Monster and Jimmy are with the Wings next season, and then Mrz will be up to push Jimmy for a spot in 2014-2015 depending on how he has done. So far, I like what I see, but he has some work to do. The playoffs this season will speak volumes for him.