I just spent all afternoon watching games. NHL Gamecenter has been reduced to $50 for the season, plus NBC live-streamed both their games online. Flyers lost to the Pens, but that's ok, there's hockey again.
I caught the last half of that edmonton-LA game. Doest I sense a might of tension amongst the audience?
The no-goal call was totally bogus. Refs said Gagner didn't try to get up fast enough, yeah because you can skate with one foot really easily. And he was knocked down from outside the crease. Either way, the balls on those officials, man, you can't just take back a goal and say interference like that. Glad the Oilers squeaked in an equalizer and an OT winner. And epic celebration by Yakupov.
Markham's kind of like Glendale... I don't get why everyone's getting excited about it. Y'know, outskirts of the huge metro area, nowhere near any transit, no one lives anywhere near the (future) arena. Hamilton would actually make sense, but that'll never happen because they'd be too afraid of crippling Buffalo since that would kill off almost all of the Sabers' Canadian fan base. I don't know, if I'm the NHL, Markham's a diiiiistant third to Seattle/Quebec, I can't see the league thinking it's more viable. Plus MLSE would ask for a bajillion dollars for a new franchise to be allowed to set up in the GTA. Toronto media, shut up, no one likes you.
Because Grabovski played on, but Eller got messed up. That's a stupid reason, in my mind. I'm ok with Gryba getting 2, since he did get a lot of body and the face was more-or-less incidental contact. But Ference should have gotten at least 3, possibly more. Just because the guy didn't get hurt doesn't make it a less dangerous play.
There were a couple more dodgy hits today....Phaneuf and Abdelkader may both get a phonecall tomorrow
Edit: I tell you what, the Islanders are making me wonder if they can knock off the Pens....never thought that would be the case going into the series, but they've been amazing with the comebacks
Alas, they couldn't quite pull it off. And man, my Canucks are sucking so bad at the moment, it's depressing. If there's just one sweep in round 1, I'd have put money on it being Chicago eliminating the Wild and not this one, lol