Iginla needs to focus on the fight and game instead of arguing for a call.
Koivu needs to shut the **** up when the referee is taking to his coach. That reaction from the referee was completely justified.
Basically what I got from the video.
You are spot on. There was a head clash, but no intentional headbutt. I think Iggy was upset that he got surrounded and basically had to fight his way out, picked the best guy he could and then tried to get his moneys worth. Worked out fairly well for him in that sense.
As for Koivu getting yelled at by the ref, it was a pretty heated situation and the ref had probably already had eight players telling him what should happen with the calls and he has gone over to the bench specifically to talk to the coach and he doesn't need someone else, no matter if it is the captain, yapping in his ear when he is trying to explain his decisions to the coach.
Last time I checked, coach trumps captain. So everyone crying how the ref should let the captain speak, well he had already gone over the Koivu's head and was speaking to his coach. Pretty fair if you ask me.
I like how people are saying Iggy went after him, looks to me like he grabbed the first bum laying shots on him he could and tried to make it even.. So classless for not taking his helmet off while getting attacked by three players, oh that Iggy
I just wished Iginla showed some class other than whining because he got a face wash, punching two players in the face a few times, not taking off his visor, crying about the fight that he started, etc. I mean he's the captain of the team. Show some class dude.
If you think Iginla has no class I don't think you are being serious.
And for all of you that complain about visor, watch any Iginla fight that both players agree to drop gloves and helmets. In fights where there are scrums, Iginla will often not drop his helmet.
So Iginla rips opponents visor-less helmet off yet keeps his visor on, and they kick the other kid out of the game?
There is a pecking order, no doubt about it. Same way Crosby is gonna get the call in a faceoff against some scrub, Iginla is gonna get the call in a fight against some scrub. If the scrub wants things to be fair, he should stop being a scrub and get some talent.
Id be more frustrated that Iginla started throwing punches with his visor on, and then basically stopped fighting to call for a headbutt, which wasnt even there. And got the referees to buy it.
Complete sell job by Iginla.
When did iginla have time to take off his helmet? Hope you dont mean he didnt have time to take his helmet offf when johnson and powe came in
iginla isnt classy? Please Iginla is a class act name some examples of him being a goon and like you would not complain if yougot headbutted? wasnt aware of how many people are hyprocites not directed at the guy i 1st quoted
Last edited by Flonominal: 11-13-2011 at 03:22 PM.