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#2067063 Controversy in Pittsburgh

Posted by theman19 on 22 November 2010 - 03:01 PM

I live in Raleigh, and the canes are the 2nd team I follow closely.

We despise the penguins here in Raleigh about as much as i'm sure they do in Detroit. Makes me sick, every time there's a pens game the little pittsburgh transplants come out of the woodwork.

Anyway, the call was beyond weak. The News and Record beat guy (who does a good job of cover hockey btw) inquired the league about it who said basically "Toronto's sole job was to determine if the puck had crossed the line, which it did." They claimed they had no sound in Toronto (bull s***,....as the numerous "intent to blow" penalties have bitten us) so they only cared about if it went in.

Here's my thing though......we've had about 12 of these goals go the other way,...I.E. the whistle blows (or doesn't lol) and the ref says the play was dead. The replay very CLEARLY shows the whistle go off long before the puck goes in, yet it's a penguins goal?

At some point, people are going to wake up. All around the league everyone calls red wings fans "tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist" because of the 09 playoffs. But how many teams does s*** like this have to happen to when pitts is involved before someone discovers an email or something letting us all know something we've all secretly believed for years; the NHL has favorites and the calls go towards those favorites.

I only saw the actual replay not the game in time before.

Look at Crosby,...jabbering away at the refs. Now I know that's what captains do, but then,.....the ref who's hearing all this motions to him like,..."ok okay, we're going to give it to you, calm down".

Any other player in the NHL the ref doesn't even give them the time of day and asks the player to step away. Shessh guys,...at least act like he doesn't have your ear 90% of the time.

#2057499 An Unlikely Scrap

Posted by theman19 on 04 November 2010 - 12:51 PM

as other have said Crosby loves to jump and fight guys who have about two fighting majors under their belts so he can feel like the second coming of Gordie Howe or something. I also hate that his team got it's ass kicked and yet his fight is all that was highlighted from that game.

One magical day, he's going to run up against someone who knows how to fight and they're going to beat him within an inch of his life. My heart of hearts hopes it's someone like when he fought zidliky (although not zidliky obviously) Just some random european D man who isn't going to take an ass beating from the NHL's poster boy.

Paging Jonathan Ericsson,.......

#2041522 NHL Superheroes!

Posted by theman19 on 07 October 2010 - 12:37 PM

as both a rabid hockey and comic book fan,

i've gotta say, this is going to get lame,..quick,..like prostars with Wayne Gretzky lame (remember that, with jordan and bo too?)

Stan the man is a comics legend, but quite frankly i've wondered about his sanity the last ten years or so.

First there was stripperlla with pam anderson

And there's about a 100 awful B movies you can pick up at your local blockbuster made from his ideas.

All of it is a very very far cry from the X-men, FF, Avengers ect.

I think the important thing about Stan is, Yes he built the Marvel universe.

But no he didn't do it single handedly.

Jack Kirby had a lot to do with it as well.

#2007095 Oilers Place Nilsson, Moreau, and O'Sullivan on Waivers

Posted by theman19 on 30 June 2010 - 10:20 AM

Pass on Moreau. Edmonton fans are popping champagne now that he's gone due to all his injuries and poor play.

Maple leafs fans were doing the same thing when Larry Murphy left town too,....

#1182065 Where is Darren McCarty?

Posted by theman19 on 04 November 2007 - 02:14 AM

QUOTE(X8oD @ November 2, 2007 - 04:45PM) View Post

He scored a goal in 1997.

He was washed up when he was signed to the contrac the got in Detroit. And the reason stuff gets written about him is because he deserved it. No sympathy for a guy who lost millions because he was too drunk to notice.

If the guy dedicated half as much time to hockey as he did to his crappy music career, hed still be playing.

And the team didnt choose to re-sign him. They bought him out because they realized they made a mistake on his contract.

And if the grind line was back together it would be one of the slowest lines in the NHL.

this isnt 1998.

Really? Really,.....sometimes it's obvious some of you guys have no clue about what you're writing about.

That goal he scored, won us our first stanley cup in 52 years

That fight he had in march of that year,...that helped too.

so did the game winning goal from that same game.

He had problems,...sure

He spent his money foolishly and probably deserves to be where he's at.

Like it or not, if you became a redwings fan after 97, you did so in no small part due to Darren McCarty.

Without him fighting Claudia there is no cup. It showed everyone we would not be initmidated

Without that goal the avs would have won that game, and the battle of the joe, would have lost all significance.

Without THAT GOAL we'd still be looking for a championship (you could argue we'd have got 02' but no way we win 98 without winning 97 first).

You don't like the guy,..cool

But his place in Red Wings lore, is right up there with all the greats who wore the winged wheel.