Saturday, May 20, 2006

Oilers 3, Ducks 1
Edmonton leads series 1-0

“When you look at Hemmer blocking shots and Sergei Samsonov blocking shots, when you've got guys sacrificing who aren't known for doing those things, it's nice to see. It certainly gives the bench a spark when you see guys like that buying in and doing whatever it takes to win hockey games. It's a bit uplifting.”

It was a great road performance for the Oilers, to be sure. And how about Dwayne Roloson's beauty of a flip pass in the first period that resulted in Mike Peca's goal?

What's that you say, Orange-County Register columnist? Roloson cheated?
Will someone tell the Oilers that this is playoff hockey — not basketball?

Will someone tell Edmonton goaltender Dwayne Roloson that he needs a lot of work on his Steve Nash impersonation? And that it's called showing off when a goalie gets in the scoring column?

Guess it doesn't matter, because the cheaters — excuse me, the visitors — pulled a fast one on the Mighty Ducks on Friday night enroute to a 3-1 victory in the series opener at The Pond.
Wow... I think I'll just let the rest of the column speak for itself.


At 6:14 p.m., May 20, 2006, Anonymous jon said...

Weird. Seems like a pessimistic fellow. Although I cannot comprehend at all how the play in question can be considered cheating. The fact that Roloson didn't make the traditional play really means nothing. But anyway, it's good to see that Nieds and Carlyle are taking the high-road, classy guys. I should also mention that, even on that piss-poor ice, watching Niedermayer's effortless gliding is what it must be like when God skates.

At 11:58 p.m., May 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

geeze, I guess Gretzky also cheated all those years too since he was always doing stuff no one else did before to get points and win games... obviously anything not traditional (like getting 100 pts a year from behind the net alone) can't be considered fair.

Good Grief.

Get a guy whose watched a hockey game before to do the reporting.

At 12:05 a.m., May 21, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

Can you spell bitter, children? I knew you could!

At 1:14 a.m., May 21, 2006, Blogger Nick said...

It sure is convenient for the Oilers that Roloson's equipment keeps falling off during penalty kills too. What's up with that?

At 2:24 a.m., May 21, 2006, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Pointing to poor hockey journalism in a southern California newspaper is like pointing out gamblers at a casino.

Oh wait, I did the same thing.

At 7:13 a.m., May 21, 2006, Blogger alyosha mcbain said...

This article was one of the stupidest articles I've ever seen about hockey. It just goes to show that perhaps Orange County needs a little more education on the finer points of the game.

I guess it's not enough for this "writer" that the so-called new NHL cut off 40% of the area where the goalie can acutally play the puck.


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