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rangerjoe 06-14-2006 07:34 PM

Messier Never Touched The Puck
 
I thought I'd throw this out here, considering we're celebrating the 12th anniversary of the Cup. It's meaningless, I know, but till this day I believe this:

On the game-winning goal, Messier NEVER touched the puck. He never got his stick on the puck, it was deflected off of a Vancouver defenseman.

Anyone one agree/disagree? Watch the tape closely, he makes an attempt to hit it but never makes contact.

The other goal that was deflected off a defenseman was Matteau' Game #7 winner against the Devils. The wrap around went off of Fetisov and past Brodeur...it wasn't a clean wraparound...

RangerJoe

Edge 06-14-2006 07:38 PM

I think that's been known for years. Heck even then I remember the announcers commenting that Messier never touched the puck.

Balej20* 06-14-2006 07:43 PM

Two things that are known.

SickNice 06-14-2006 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edge
I think that's been known for years. Heck even then I remember the announcers commenting that Messier never touched the puck.

But Messier used his Jedi skills to force the puck home. It is for that reason that he was awarded the goal.

bobbop 06-14-2006 09:34 PM

I watched the tape literally hundreds of times and went frame by frame at a video studio with it.. Ultimately I convinced myself Messier did score the goal. Not easy to spot but I'm pretty sure of it.

Bluenote13 06-14-2006 11:29 PM

It was easier to tell on the ESPN feed, but Mess did touch the puck.

HockeyBasedNYC 06-14-2006 11:39 PM

Graves going down, he put it in. Ive said it for years.

Jackson Ranger 06-15-2006 08:34 AM

Sounds like some of the theories of who shot JFK.

I'll add another one, Noonan scored it...and I've been saying it for years! ;)

pld459666 06-15-2006 08:41 AM

correct
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackson Ranger
Sounds like some of the theories of who shot JFK.

I'll add another one, Noonan scored it...and I've been saying it for years! ;)

Noonan was the last guy to touch the puck other than the goalie.

Messier never laid a splinter on it.

Vodka Drunkenski 06-15-2006 10:03 AM

Who cares, we won the game...that's all that mattered

Tawnos 06-15-2006 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rangerjoe
The other goal that was deflected off a defenseman was Matteau' Game #7 winner against the Devils. The wrap around went off of Fetisov and past Brodeur...it wasn't a clean wraparound...

I thought Tikkanen scored that goal...

;)

Barbara Underhill 06-15-2006 05:46 PM

Nemchinov from the bench. He was so good like that.

eco's bones 06-15-2006 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackson Ranger
Sounds like some of the theories of who shot JFK.

I'll add another one, Noonan scored it...and I've been saying it for years! ;)

I agree.

shoothepuck 06-15-2006 06:52 PM

Game won, over.

nyrmessier011 06-15-2006 08:29 PM

tough to say. i remember watching the replay after the goal and thinking he didn't touch it, but who knows. Either way the puck crossed the line and his celebration of that goal hangs on my wall.

OldBlueSeats 06-16-2006 09:18 PM

it went in off Mikko Leinonen's teeth... I saw it :dunno:

BigE 06-17-2006 08:48 AM

It was Steve Larmer from the grassy knowle if you ask me.

MainDotC 12-08-2012 11:52 AM

I am watching a replay of game 7 - he never touched it.



This is an important point because it just goes to show the disappointing truth of politics getting woven into the game. The fact that Messier shows as credited with the goal on the scoresheet is a lie, and it stays that way simply because it's what would make the best story. No one cares about the truth.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 12-08-2012 01:09 PM

End the lockout.

Garv23 12-08-2012 01:10 PM

I thought it was Mike Hartman.

Silence Of The Plams 12-08-2012 01:19 PM

I thought it was one of us from the stands who used mind powers. :sarcasm:

HeaveHo94 12-08-2012 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway (Post 56368173)
End the lockout.

u beat me 2 it,
Off #11s stick.

Draft Guru 12-08-2012 03:51 PM

holy bump

bubba5 12-08-2012 04:16 PM

Ref should have blown whistle losing sight of puck. We should have lost. Richter never saved that puck it hit the post. Ahhhhhhh

1940 still here.

Leetch3 12-08-2012 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Draft Guru (Post 56372477)
holy bump

awesome bump cause now i'm watching game 7 on youtube...god that team was so awesome


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