Not saying that the Gomez deal is slowly tipping our side but wouldn't it be juicy to pick Valentenko back in the organization - even if he flies back to the KHL. It would basically come down to Gomez for McDonagh. Pyatt and Higgins just rub each other out of the equation.
Fortunus is a local boy (Longueuil), good media move.
Fair enough...just don't agree with the attitude that stuff like this shouldn't be talked about. It allows cowards like that to keep doing stuff like this in the shadows...but that's just me.
I agree because it's mentalities like that which allow racism to perpetuate. We can't talk about racism because according to most on an internet forum racism is no longer an issue these days
However I do feel it's been blown out of proportion and the media people spreading information of this horrible act are just doing so to make money get hits etc. It didn't need to be made into as big a story as it was made into, but I'm by no means saying it shouldn't be discussed and that we should just pretend like it doesn't exist.
Same goes for any anti-PK racism you hear about or see. People pretend like it doesn't exist, like race couldn't play a part in the reasons behind so many people being haters, then you go on youtube and read the comments in a non-modded site and you begin to realize just how many people out there still are racist.
It's like some people here have never been to the south or left their own living room
Originally Posted by habitue
Just having the idea of bringing a banana to a hockey game with the intention of throwing it on the ice towards a player is insane....
What a loser !
Since the incident happened I've been thinking the same thing. Now and then when I've been to games (upper bowl mainly) they've had people searching you. Don't recall seeing the pat downs on the lower bowl mind you or even every time I've been to a game but it happens now and then. Imagine you're the dumbass who gets caught with a baggy holding a banana peel? What kind of dirt bag does that honestly?
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I'm happy with what they're doing up to now, but I'm not sure I dig the changes to rule 48. Delivering a hit which results in a guy being taken out on a stretcher or laying down motionless on the ice for a while, as happens often for hits to the head, should be a five minute penalty, not just two minutes.
Giving politically correct answers is the way to go though...trust me, that's not what he or Simmons really think deep down inside.
I agree regarding Simmonds. You could really tell he held back but with PK he seemed like the type of person to not take that type of thing too seriously.
Unfortunately you can't really help what a few people (a minority of folks) do at times. There's only so much security you can have, etc. Subban to me sounded pretty honest in the interview. That he really felt they made a bigger story out of it than was necessary. There were already morons on facebook commenting on the story saying stuff like "see? this is why I don't watch hockey and hockey will never be a serious sport in the USA". People were actually agreeing with the person
I ended up saying basically what PK said in more words. A few people agreed that it was stupid to make a comment like that but plenty of people actually agreed. As if Soccer with all of the racism that happens in it is losing fans over it let alone Hockey where this type of stuff is far more rare.