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  1. What's your problem iGibb? Are you mad or something at the Oilers? So, in your esteemed opinion, which I should take over hockey insiders btw - this isn't ME talking - that the Shark series was called fair and square - and the player who was #1 in the league in drawing penalties wasn't fouled once and therefore no calls were to be forthcoming. Patthetic? I've seen calls made in the last second sir, obviously you haven't. Guess you're not as 'experienced' as you let on. FYI - a penalty is a penalty - with 1 second left, or 1 second in. And you never did comment on Draisaitl - you sure pick your spots don't you? But don't worry about it, you got your (outside of San Jose you're very much in the minority) opinion, and I have mine with an overwhelming non partisan viewpoint that the officials were not calling it fair. I take it you're an Oiler fan through and through, from day 1? If so, I do have a LOT more experience than you. Check my handle again. I grew up in WPG and seen lots of unfairly called playoff series from the other side. Maybe that's the difference? But anyway, no debate here - you have your views - I have mine. Neither will change - but again ask yourself how it's possible McDavid couldn't draw ONE penalty. You won't answer because you got none - that's ok
  2. Only the flu can stop him - he's healthy now - watch out!
  3. He wasn't called on that? I seem to remember he was called but maybe not. Good - if not. Oh, btw - did you see the empty net goal? Just like Leon's goal - though I could only see the one official - McDavid was blatantly tripped/hauled down on the play but he fought through it and still go the puck on the net. The official didn't raise his arm, did he? That's all the proof I need. You go on preaching - but you're wrong. Officials were not 'unbiased' in this series. They let the Sharks get away with a lot of liberties on McDavid that they didn't allow the Oilers to get away with on their players - it's a fact, not an opinion. We're all just hoping that in the next round when Kesler tackles McDavid when he doesn't even have the puck that it's called for what that is - OR - they let the Oilers tackle Getzlaf and Perry and Rickell and Eaves in response. Lets see what happens shall we?
  4. Fraser was on Gregor's show and was talking about it as Gregor was basically saying the same thing we are and asking Fraser point blank about it. Fraser even admitted on air that the Gryba hit wasn't an elbow but that the officials were sending a message. Kassian did worse in game 2 - left his feet too - but no call on that one (He got away with it). Yep - but as usual you dodge my question. It's ok though as I know the answer, the same as the tackle on Larsson wasn't called. WHA fan and I are on the same page, we just want the same calls. Consistent. It's all I've ever wanted. Human nature et al will happen. Officials can't see everything and will miss stuff. I just find it very disingenuous on the officials that they don't make one call on the Art Ross winner for the whole series. And that cross check - that was called iGIbb - McDavid went to the box. What game were you watching there
  5. Disagree here what if Sorenson broke McDavid's ribs? And what kind of call is that really? An "injury protection call' my quantum singularity. If you're worried about getting hurt then don't play. As you said, it's the playoffs. That's how it's played. See, my comments are going right over your head aren't they? I never once said the Oilers (other than Gryba) didn't deserve calls. Also, the Oilers got away with some stuff too. That's not the debate. Here, I'll ask you again, answer me. Are the officials complete morons who don't realize the abuse that McDavid is getting, or are they biased? It's one or the other. An early call, early in the series, when they are taking liberties on McDavid, is all it will take. Not ONE call. Stew on that one Gibb. Not one. IDC what you think, bottom line is officials are biased. Oh, btw, re-watch game one again. You saw that penalty on Couture. What about late in the third when Larsson was moving in to the faceoff circle to grab a lose puck and was literally tackled. Go ahead, watch it. Boston just lost the series on a much lesser call than that. That was such blatant interference/holding whatever you want to call it it wasn't even funny. I was flabbergasted it wasn't wasn't called. Yeah, I love that - Injury protection call. What a load of BS. I guess we gotta put McDavid in a full head shield and I bet even then, short of a blatant trip on a breakaway, he still won't draw a penalty (and I'd say that would even be 50/50).
  6. Oh I 100% agree there but what I bolded - see it goes TWO ways, or at least it should. The Sharks were grabbing and holding sticks for the whole series, taking cheap shots, etc. But did you ever once see an official talk to Deboer about it? I didn't. Like I said - it's two different sets of rules. BTW - the Couture call WASN'T a penalty. By that I mean, it wasn't an elbow, it was a high shoulder hit that Couture milked for all it was worth and the official called it immediately. Or the Draisiatl goal - my bet is the official was probably waiting to see the play unfold, but Leon is a strong man and fought through the 'can opener'. It's all speculation of course but I guarantee you that if that's Marleau on a breakaway and Larsson has his stick between Marleau's legs, the official's arm is up before the shot is taken. That's how they were calling it. Call it veteran teams getting the benefit of the doubt, or whatever else you want to call it. Of course they won't get rid of all of it, but you honestly believe the officials aren't aware of the abuse McDavid was getting. Really? You think the officials are that dense? Even I give them more credit then that lol. So which is it Gibb? Are the officials totally incompetent morons? Or are they biased. It's one or the other I'm afraid - can't go both ways.
  7. Agreed - nice to see RNH becoming a complete player. Will be easier to trade now (as will Ebs). Both still need to go - for cap reasons - would love to see them win a cup here first before they do though
  8. I know where you are going with this but I have to disagree a bit here. What I don't like are the 'cheap shots', like Sorensen's blatant crosscheck in McDavid's ribs. Tell me, what's the difference between that and the so called 'elbow' Gryba layed on Couture in game one? Difference was the ref immediately called it on Gryba, and the McDavid crosscheck wasn't given a second thought. Issue here is a double standard. And here's something else - players do a funny thing Gibb - they 'learn'. Rules change all the time, players push it but when the rules are enforced they change their game. So you say it would be 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 hockey? I say after a couple of games 95% of that crap we see would stop. Players (and I certainly don't fault San Jose here) will keep pushing the envelope to see how much they can get away with. Obviously you know that with your 40 years. I got 45 - my first hockey memory is Bobby Orr scoring that 'goal' against ST. Louis to win the Cup. I've seen a lot and I've seen them adapt. That all being said - I said a 'bit' because the officials will let stuff go. I'm fine with it. I just want the same standard. If an official is going to call a certain thing a penalty, then it's a penalty. IDC what team does, or what player, or what player is the victim. Nothing is more infuriating to me then seeing one team (or one player) getting treated differently then everyone one. As Kyper said (and he's not an Oiler fan) - Connor McDavid drew the most penalties in the NHL, and the most since 2005 I think he said (or something like that) yet he doesn't get even ONE call in 6 games against SanJose? Really? That's about as blatant a bias as I've ever seen. Especially when I see some of the 'very' borderline calls against the Oilers - Maroon's trip on the goalie - Couture and his 'acting', and the above mentioned Benning penalty on Ward. Though Ward was called on one hook (I bet if that was McDavid he was hooking it wouldnt' have been called). We better see a more 'fairly' called next series. By that I mean - if you won't call anything on McDavid - the don't call it on anyone else either. PP's would then be reduced to 'easy' calls for officials - delay of game and too many men on the ice - may as well get junior refs - they work cheaper
  9. I think a lot of them are - like I mentioned Benn and Seguin aren't there either. I am looking forward to watching Pul play though.
  10. I agree here and was going to post something similar. I hope the Oilers, behind the scenes and in a professional way, just say to the head of officiating "Look, here's what's going on - sooner or later this guy (McDavid) is going to get taken out. Is that what you want, the best player in the NHL taken out in your showcase - by a plug?" Now, I'm not saying they gotta call all of it. But when someone gives McDavid a cheap shot away from the play, if the official see's it he HAS TO call it. That isn't playoff hockey and that will deter unnecessary cheap shots, especially if called in a crucial part of the game. The officiating was abhorrent - the Oilers were called for a lot more things then the Sharks were. I wonder, are most of the officials American now? I'm serious. Or is there really a bias where the NHL wants more US teams to advance then Canadian teams? It could be coincidence but sometimes I wonder
  11. Yep I noticed that too - he's cost us a couple of goals too though (earlier in the series) but he was strong the last two games. I still think Hendricks might be better in that spot than him but I guess we'll see. I just hope Pou keeps playing well enough that McPhee looks at our roster and says "meh, it's only two years and we have lots of cap space so lets take Pouliot". It's either Pou or he takes Broissoit - I can't see any other player on our roster that won't be protected (that is under contract) that they would take unless he goes for an AHL player. Don't forget - he's got 30 players to choose and though he can trade some afterwards he'll need 'depth' for his roster as they won't be 100% healthy for the year. What I mean - Vegas has to take some guys that they know can clear waivers so they can be called up when injuries happen.
  12. Well as we all know - Jesse Phulparty is going to be on Finlands roster. Though I wonder if he would have been better off as a black ace but I guess in the end for his development the Oilers feel he'd be better off playing on an ice surface and with players he's more comfortable with (language). Looking forward to watching it now just for him (and 'cept for Canada games I'll be cheering for Team Finland). I thought it a bit strange though when I read the roster for Canada that there was one name missing I was expecting to see on it - here's the roster: 1 G Eric Comrie 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) July 6, 1995 (age 21) Winnipeg Jets 4 D Tyson Barrie 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 86 kg (190 lb) July 26, 1991 (age 25) Colorado Avalanche 5 D Jason Demers 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) June 9, 1988 (age 28) Florida Panthers 7 D Josh Morrissey 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) March 28, 1985 (age 32) Winnipeg Jets 9 F Matt Duchene 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) January 16, 1991 (age 26) Colorado Avalanche 11 F Travis Konecny 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) March 11, 1997 (age 20) Philadelphia Flyers 14 F Sean Couturier 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) December 7, 1992 (age 24) Philadelphia Flyers 17 F Wayne Simmonds 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) August 26, 1988 (age 28) Philadelphia Flyers 19 D Michael Matheson 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) February 27, 1994 (age 23) Florida Panthers 21 F Brayden Point 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) March 13, 1996 (age 21) Tampa Bay Lightning 28 F Claude Giroux 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) January 12, 1988 (age 29) Philadelphia Flyers 31 G Calvin Pickard 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) April 15, 1992 (age 25) Colorado Avalanche 44 D Calvin de Haan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) May 9, 1991 (age 25) New York Islanders 53 F Jeff Skinner 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) May 16, 1992 (age 24) Carolina Hurricanes 55 F Mark Scheifele 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) March 15, 1993 (age 24) Winnipeg Jets 71 F Alex Killorn 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) September 14, 1989 (age 27) Tampa Bay Lightning 90 F Ryan O'Reilly 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 93 kg (205 lb) February 7, 1991 (age 26) Buffalo Sabres Sooooooooooooo, who's missing here? You all know who I won't make you read, but I never heard any more about it. Was our former 'superstar' slighted again like he was for the World Cup of Hockey, or was he in fact invited and told them to pound sand as he's sick of being on Canada's "B" team but never even getting a chance to skate with the "A" team. Seguin and Benn aren't on the team either though which I find a bit strange but I do believe they are nursing some injuries IIRC. Anyway - any roster spots left will be for players who are being elminated. I wonder if Brett Burns will go there?
  13. It's kind of nice to see the province on the righted. Flames in disarray (no goalie for one and an albatross of a contract for a smurf winger -nice going guys) and the Oilers (though it took about 6 years too long) looking like they'll be at the top of the NHL world for the next 6 years or so led by the best player in the world.
  14. DRai was confirmed sick. I said it a few pages back on here (check it) when they showed Klef on the bench. I also commented in the Drai thread. McDavid is coughing as well. When they showed Klef on the bench well, you don't need to be a doctor to see he was fighting not to throw up. He had a glassy eyed look and I was confused with the ice at first but then thought he may be running a fever hence the ice bag. The room in San Jose is a dungeon so I'm sure he didn't want to stay in there watching the game. I'm sure he'll be 100% (or close to it) by Tuesday and if a lot more are sick - well I don't know about you guys but when I'm sick I have a tremendous burst of energy when I come out of it. I think we'll literally blow the ducks up in game one - they won't know what hit them.
  15. Yep I did. I bet quite a few are sick. Klefbom looked sick to me too but as John Shannon said post game it could be back spasms (he's speculating) as he played his last shift in the second and looked fine. However, Klef made that one pass in his own zone right to Marleau as he didn't see him, Marleau is a pretty hard guy to miss. He (Klef) wasn't right and he just had that look. I'm saying 'sick' because he was on the bench. If he was having back spasm's you'd think he'd have been in the dresssing room on a trainers table (not that the dressing room in San Jose is a nice place) and to that point, since the room itself is horrible (maybe the Sharks were keeping it unclean as well who knows) Klef would have rathered suffered on the bench then in the room. I hope the series doesn't start till Thursday - that will give all the boys a chance to recover (and the healthy ones to stay away from the sick ones lol). Can't wait to see a healthy Oiler team