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#301 mykevermin

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

From all accounts, the officials in that game were out of their fucking minds.

I've seen too many very questionable goals taken back and the season isn't even a week old. Add in the ref who was roughing up Gerbe in last night's game, the *weird*...beyond weird...penalties in the Kings/Oilers game, and this season already has far too much official involvement.
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#302 n8rockerasu

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

The celebration was probably a bit much, but for the second goal of his career, and considering the situation (first goal being waved off), I can appreciate the youthful exuberance. It may be way over the top, but the league probably needs things like this to make sure the fans come back. It also sets Yakupov up for a brutal hit the next time these two teams meet...which is also good drama for the league.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

I don't get discussing if the celebration was "over the top" or not. That whole conversation seems silly, pretentious, and rooted in some false sense of tradition to me.

Also: I'd celebrate that way if I tied it up given the fucking disgusting officiating in that game, too. I'd be humping the refs, daring them to wave off another one. Okay, I wouldn't go that far - that crew would have found a way.
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#304 SynGamer

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Add in the ref who was roughing up Gerbe in last night's game


That was bullshit how 1. the call wasn't a major/game-misconduct, and 2. that ref should have been suspended for the way he handled Gerbe. If I were Buffalo i would file an official complain. That was completely uncalled for.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

I don't get discussing if the celebration was "over the top" or not. That whole conversation seems silly, pretentious, and rooted in some false sense of tradition to me.

Also: I'd celebrate that way if I tied it up given the fucking disgusting officiating in that game, too. I'd be humping the refs, daring them to wave off another one. Okay, I wouldn't go that far - that crew would have found a way.


Well, regardless of how you feel about the "act like you've been there before" mentality (though like I said...it was Yakupov's 2nd career goal...so really, he hadn't, lol), that celebration is going to get him fucked up something fierce the next time they play LA. it's like prison. If you want to avoid a beating, don't draw attention to yourself. That said, if he can take the heat, then more power to him.

Also, here's a pretty good article on it.

http://sports.yahoo....04115--nhl.html

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

Nashville fans are losing their minds with the team's lack of shooting...especially on the power play. Sometimes I don't know what they're waiting for. I think there are too many passers on the team. It really sucks that Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov had to be selfish assholes. They're exactly the type of scorers the Preds need. But they were also shitty teammates.

Somebody has to step up and be ready to shoot the puck. I feel like Colin Wilson could be that guy, but he's gotta assert himself and start looking for his shot. I don't know if Legwand or Fisher could ever be 30 goal scorers (Legwand's career high is 27 back in 2006). And Erat is just way too streaky. At worst, they need to just start shooting and look for garbage goals. You won't know how the puck might bounce if you don't ever shoot it. Again, people have been bagging on Rinne, but they would have lost if he had given up 1 goal. Playing most of the game in your defensive zone and getting outshot every night is not a recipe for winning.


I think Rinne did the best he could. The announcers for Fox Sports Midwest said Monday night that in order to score on him you have to keep shooting the puck at him and get the rebounds. So you have to overwhelm him with shots and one will go through. That's what St. Louis did last night. Hell St. Louis had 11 shots in the 2nd period. That's just 2 less than Nashville had all night. You can't keep letting a team take shots like that if you are not going to do the same. Rinne is the least of Nashville's problems.

As for Yakupov's celebration it was like someone said his first carrier goal that was counted. Was it a bit much sure, but when you have 4.7 seconds left and you manage to tie the game wouldn't you celebrate too? Like I said it does seem a bit much, but you have to figure he made the goal that tide the game with 4.7 seconds left allowing them to go on and beat the Stanley Cup winning team from last season and it was also his first counted goal in the NHL. He saved the Oilers asses.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

It was great he tied it up, but... It wasn't a Stanley Cup game.

Surprised the Sharks are doing so well and production is up.

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#308 Vulcan2422

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:11 AM

Honestly, after the bullshit call from the refs in that LA/Edm game, I would have celebrated as well like that or even worse, gave Quick a nice little point and blow a kiss (yes, I have done this when facing a douchebag goalie in D and C league). I think the biggest bullshit is that Quick went to talk to the ref. Thats bullshit and reason why they don't let goalies have Captaincy. He is no captain or assistant captain. So he had no business talking to the ref about that call. Let the Captain or Assistant deal with it. I'm just glad the Oilers took the game.

Hell, when I play it's either a simple wipe the ice from the blade (D league) or a simple Yaaahhh! (C league). It's the adrenaline that gets you to do it really.


The main question is, will the Canadiens try to keep PK Subban or let him go? If only Tampa could get him.

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#309 mykevermin

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:22 AM

I know we need defense, but don't let the Flyers trade Couturier for him!
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#310 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

Looks like more of the same from the Lightning. Great offense, iffy defense, terrible goalie play. Big comeback win tonight against Ottawa.

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#311 Vulcan2422

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Ha! Love it!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Devils and Rangers this week, ugh. We're terrible against the trap, so this week is gonna be hell on my nerves.


Nice win over NY thursday, hopefully we can go streaking starting tonight against the Panthers.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

The main question is, will the Canadiens try to keep PK Subban or let him go? If only Tampa could get him.


Who would they trade for him though? No point in trading someone like Hedman and our offense is so good right now that I wouldn't want to mess with it. Unless we can get him for prospects/draft picks/other and he's going to sign long term I wouldn't want to mess with what they've got going. The Lightning need Lindback to be more consistent because they are a very good team right now. Good win tonight against Philly. Lindback finally looked like a real goalie.

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#314 Nifty_Shark

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

So, looks like it's not all doom and gloom for the Red Wings after the first month. Nice feeds by Datsyuk in last nights game by the way.
Would be nice to have a winning streak starting with revenging the loss against the Blues and then having games against the lowly Blue Jackets and Flames.

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#315 VipFREAK

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

I actually feel for Detroit. The Central Division is looking pretty brutal between Chicago and St Louis. Look on the bright side, could be worse. Could be the Flyers. lol...

In other news, I dunno how Niemi made that save during OT. They didn't deserve to win that's for sure. They weren't the team I've seen for the past 5 games.

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#316 SynGamer

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

PS3 app has been updated for the new season. Interface looks completely different, but it was smooth so far. Going to test out a game tonight and see how it is.

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#317 Vulcan2422

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

That call on Conacher was complete bull shit last night. On a breakaway, trying to get around the defender and they call him for hooking. I hope a video pops up or maybe slickkill77 can find one. Worst part is they let the play resume as he scored and than waved the goal off. Freaking blow the whistle before he even gets on a breakaway at least. I'm thinking these refs need a refresher course on penalties.

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#318 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Yea that was bs. The defender got good positioning on him but Conacher beat him cleanly. I thought they called a holding penalty on him. Couldn't find anything on youtube, espn or nhl.com

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:32 AM

Holy crap! What a shootout between LA and Nashville. 8 rounds, both teams on the brink numerous times, and the Preds FINALLY win a damn shootout. I thought for sure after Kopitar put the Kings ahead, it was over. But Gabrielle Bourque of all people tied it back up. Rinne finally gets his first win of the season. Damn...we needed that one.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

That call on Conacher was complete bull shit last night. On a breakaway, trying to get around the defender and they call him for hooking. I hope a video pops up or maybe slickkill77 can find one. Worst part is they let the play resume as he scored and than waved the goal off. Freaking blow the whistle before he even gets on a breakaway at least. I'm thinking these refs need a refresher course on penalties.


I think the NHL gave the refs a list of new things to call and a video showing them what to look for. I know the announcers for St. Louis keep talking about new penalties and a video that all the teams got just before the start of the season.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

I think the NHL gave the refs a list of new things to call and a video showing them what to look for. I know the announcers for St. Louis keep talking about new penalties and a video that all the teams got just before the start of the season.


One of my very good friends said the Rangers were getting fucked last night vs Pittsburgh.

If you know how much it would torture any of us to stand up for the Rangers, you have a good idea how bad the officiating is this year.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

I only saw highlights from that game. I know they have been hitting the Blues with stupid penalties. I think some of the ones they are calling are for things that in the past players were able to do. I noticed the Blues tend to get one or two called on them that last season they could do.

EDIT: Damn the refs. I was having issue staying awake during the St. Louis and Detroit game last night, but when I woke up it was near the end and 3-3. They said Backes hit someone in the head when he went to check them. All the replays you can tell it was a clean hit. So he got 5 minutes in the box. That game would have went into OT and maybe even a shootout if it wasn't for such a BS call.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

^I agree that was a bad call. Erskin's elbow on Simmons was dirty, also a bad non-call...

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Yeah that was a poor poor call. It was made by the ref who saw the play from behind. The way the defensmen reacted made it seem like he was dazed. The way his head moved and how he looked like a young deer on his feet. It makes the win seem a little tainted considering the powerplay time.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

From what little I was able to see last night and the way both teams were playing St. Louis might have still loss, but that call is what did it in for them. I try not to see things like that, but the game was tied and would have went into OT. I think Detroit would have still won, but it would have been in OT or a shootout. I know the replay was shown on TV, but did the refs even go back and watch it to make sure before going on with the call?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

Compare that to the no call on Erskine's elbow to Wayne Simmond's face, which was observed by both the referee and a linesman...these officials are fucking appalling. Shameful, horrible, inconsistent, inattentive, unaccountable.

I'm furious with the Erskine no-call, but I'd be beyond livid if I were a Blues fan. That's the worst call I've seen in years.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

The refs seem worse than what I heard the scabs were in the NFL. That game last night in the first period I think both St. Louis and Detroit had 3 power plays each. The one was a 5 on 3 for Detroit. I'm wondering if the refs felt bad for them because of how bad they lost the last time Detroit played St. Louis.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Maybe they didn't have time to throw in decent refs in the lockout negotiations...?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Just announced on Center Ice during the Pittsburgh and New Jersey game the NHL has resended the penalty against Backes last night. A lot of good that does now.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

ridiculous.
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