Re: Penalty shot????
posted at 12/17/2010 9:37 PM EST
In Response to Re: Penalty shot????
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Penalty shot???? : C'mon Kennedy.You're usually open-minded but to not see the officiating as atrocious is pretty sad.I would've thought maybe it was just me until P.J.Stock(who has no reason to pick sides)echoed my exact thoughts.It was a garbage penalty shot call(perfectly played by the D-shouldn't even have been a penalty)and then Campbell's penalty for getting slew-footed by Subban(great hit on Marchand but run or fight-no need to slew foot)leads directly to another 2 goal lead.The fact Boston had 3 PP's in a row has no bearing on this argument unless you can claim the Habs weren't deserving of them.So explain to me why Stock(HNIC employee so certainly not pro-Bruin)is just a whiner.
Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]
I'll stop laughing at this ridiculous point long enough to answer your point that "because someone is on HNIC they obviously would favour the Habs over the Bruins."
You're right...I mean, PJ Stock must be biased toward Montreal. Clearly, since Montreal is in Canada, all HNIC broadcasters are pro-Habs. , There is no way any hockey night in Canada employee would EVER be pro-Bruin....I mean, never ever ever would that happen. The fact that Don Cherry works for Hockey Night in Canada doesn't blow your point to smithereens at all. Cherry is OBVIOUSLY pro-Canadien and anti-Bruin.....and proves it each week on Coach's Corner with all the nice things he always says about guys who play in Montreal (or aren't good ol' Kingston boys...Kingston, of course, being in Ontario and not Quebec). His Bruins ties are just a disguise...he's really a Canadiens fan.
For a guy who "watches HNIC every week", you sure haven't figured out that they're run by Toronto execs and have more of an allegience to the Leafs than they do the Habs. How many Montreal guys are regulars on Hot Stove? Ron Maclean isn't a Habs homer, no announcer is now that Dick Irvin doesn't work there, and the aforementioned Don Cherry.....now I'm laughing at you again for saying that nobody on HNIC would ever be pro-Bruin. That was just too funny.
PJ Stock can have his opinion. But blaming the refs is a cop out. Boston got outplayed for long stretches in the game, and did show enough fortitude to come back at times. But they did not skate well last night (and probably can't skate with MTL even if they did) and they're bereft of consistent scoring-- THAT is the biggest reason why they lost. Face facts: this Bruins team that many on this message board completely overhyped (like last year) is very mediocre. Do they have talent? Of course. Is it consistently effective....hardly. And unless that gets rectified, this team won't be anywhere near the Stanley Cup...in 2011....no matter what the Chief Myopian who started the thread thinks.