"We have to make sure ... when we play against this team the next time, they're going to miss the playoffs," Jokinen said. "We're going to get two points. That's going to be our biggest game this year. Because this team has been stealing so many points from us. We just have to win the last game and make sure they're not going anywhere. I'd rather see Tampa and Atlanta make the playoffs than this team."
Leave it to Florida to point fingers at everyone but themselves. Multiple shorthanded goals and one very important 6 goal third period should tell that team something about themselves. If Belfour wants to flap around and Van Ryn wants to mouth off to the ref every single time he gets called, that's fine by me. I'll take that 2 points every time
Just returned home from the weekend but caught the end of the game on the tube. Big Eddie was hilarious and made me laugh out loud. Made my buddy back it up on the DVR to see it again.
I just hit the boards and WOW, just WOW at all the hate over on the Florida boards.
Don't worry about the Florida board, they have plenty to hate right now but hating us is misdirecting it entirely. A healthy dose of reality is needed. I don't even disagree that it (the hook) was a bad call, but they shouldn't have even allowed Carolina to get in that position in the first place and compared to what their own players were doing after Carolina tied it up that "dive" by Staal was nothing. Yet instead of getting on Belfour for acting like a jackass or on Allen for putting his stick on a guy that was already on his way down anyway, or hell, getting on their team for blowing yet another 2 goal lead on the Canes. "NOOOOOOOO it had to be Eric Staal/The Refs fault it's a CONSPIRACY!!!!111oneoneeleven!. No WAY could our players ever do something stupid or stoop to diving like those Canes."
I meen god, our PP has been what, 5 for the last 100 or something assinine like that? there's a GOOD chance they would have killed off a 4 on 3. Hell, there's a good chance that Division III Elmira College would have killed that off. But Belfour had to go and kill ANY chance his team had of winning by acting like an idiot. Nobody to blame for that one but themselves. It happens, I've been pissed off at the Canes before myself. But being a good fan meens you're able to realize when your team flat out blows it. That's not to say that Florida doesn't have their share of good fans, there's quite a few on the boards that I think are among the better posters on HF. They've just been in short supply on the boards the last 20 hours or so.
I felt the same way. No way did I ever think Staal dove or embleshed nor did I think Allen was guilty of hooking. I thought Staal looked like he was going down on the cut and Allen just happened to be there. I thought if there were to be any beef with the ref, it would be for the Allen call that was questionable. Then this explosion of diving blah blah blah. Talk about a melt down... WOW
LOL poor kid, doesn't look happy to be there. You know, I actually liked the Panthers and think they have a very good mix of youth and Vet leadership to really make another run at things in the future. Marty G is still one of my favorite ex-Canes and truth be told, I liked Sean H as well. This whole diving BS and the hate spewed from the incident has me rethinking it all.