Btw what the fuck did Matt Cooke get ejected for? I was in a crowd of people and couldn't listen to the TV, but from what I saw, it is now a match penalty to get crosschecked in the face a whole lot without retaliating.
Cooke was on his knees and was hit in the face by Kubina, so they started roughing in the second. After the refs broke it up he started chirping to anyone in orange, I think it was a reputation call more than anything.
The refs made it clear that everything was going to be called from the start. Taking Cooke out was the wrong call, but the game was virtually over anyway, i think they just want to avoid game 3 antics....
Hopefully Bryz's confidence isn't too badly hurt and we can finish them off on Friday. The goalies have been playing poorly on both teams so who knows what will happen next game.
Also i hope Rinaldo is benched next game, he doesn't have skill and he takes way too many unnecessary penalties, call Shelley up or give an AHLer a chance, anything is better than this kid. Kennedy's cheap shot injured Grossmann (his jaw is broken think) so that is why i think the flyers really lost composure.
I've seen quotes from him all morning that basically say "We were losing by a lot so I got mad and wanted to start hurting them and no I don't feel bad" (That's closer to an actual quote than anyone should be comfortable with) and yet, I've heard nothing about a hearing for him.
One day I want to run into Brendan Shanahan, whip out a revolver and fire a few rounds over his head. He yells, "jesus shit what the fuck are you doing!" and I say "Hey it's not like anyone got hurt here, there's no problem."
Had "The Nuge" had a full year then hands-down it would have been him...I just did a stats check on NHL.com and given the stats, I'd really have to give the edge to Gabriel Landeskog - 52 points to be tied for all rookies, you play all 82 games and you are a +20 while The Nuge was a -2 with 52 points in 62 games. 52 points in 62 games is pretty solid but playing all 82 and the + 20 with the 52 points seals it for me.