Where do I start about the Winter Classic? The refs were horrible. Missed the interference on Bourdon by Douchebunsky and the push on Simmonds into the boards. And Briere? What type of move was that on the penalty shot?!? You have about 1,000 and that's the crappy one you pick! UGH! Just angry. I blame Bob on the 2nd goal but not the 1st and 3rd. Mez didn't come up on that idiot Rupp on that goal. Giroux was covering air behind the net on Richard's goal when he should have been up in front of the net.
Those were some pretty bad calls in the Flyers favor down the stretch. I doubt they were trying to force OT, but they were bad calls. A lot worse than the bad calls that went the other way. Blowing a play dead isn't the kind of thing that can be called a "bad call." If the ref can't see the puck, he calls it dead. Unless he could see it but called it dead anyway, it isn't really a bad call.
It absolutely was a bad call, because just because the puck is out of sight for a split second doesnt mean you should blow the whistle. Refs and quick whistles is one of the absolutely most obnoxious things in this league at times. Theres absolutely no reason to not wait a moment to make sure the play isnt continuing
The guy was standing on the opposite side of the net for ****s sake. Obviously he wont see it over there. In that case he should submit to the guy out at the blue line.
Anyone else notice that Couts only had like 1 shift the entire 3rd? No wonder our defense ****ing sucked...
Such a shame this kid can't get more ice-time. He is so responsible defensively, and could be doing alot more offensively with some quality linemates. And was solid in the faceoff circle tonight - as was Schenn - on a team that is notoriously weak at faceoffs.
Are some people seriously thinking Jagr was benched? He had a fantastic first period, what on earth do you think he did to get benched?
There are tons of problems with this team that are catching up to them. Goaltending, defence, and having a one line team, rookies starting to hit a wall, horrible defensive forwards. Any time the Briere line is out there the opposition must be licking their chops because he's so bad defensively. Giroux is trying but he's not there.
Yep... that 1st one was soft as heck. Guy with a decent shot is sitting in the middle of the ice from about 15 feet out and a lumbering defenseman is standing about 7 feet from your goalie and is moving backwards screening him even worse.
And then that guy lets a shot go that is just barely inside the post...
And Briere is also on the ice for a ton of goals. He needs to put up way more than 50 points a season to make up for all the goals he's on the ice for when the opposition scores!
Briere has sucked this season. Briere shows up for a week or two every year in the playoffs and scores some goals. Rest of the time he's an overall negative playing ****** defense and scoring 50-60 pts on a monster contract
Originally Posted by dookie88
Mez was good, Lilja was his usual self.
We got what we are used to, with those two.
Timonen wasn't sharp, Bourdon struggled.
Mez stunk. He turned the puck over horribly multiple times and he played the first goal like a moron
Everyone should remember where this team was going into the season. When it was predicted to be a middle-of-the-pack team with wild inconsistencies/unpredictability.
This is exactly that team. Did anyone really think we were really a 1st place quality team? We're not Boston or the Rags or anyone of that caliber. Our goaltending is relative **** and our defensive play is highly disappointing.