Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ott incensed by Heatley’s ‘cheap shot’ waaaaahhhhhh!

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article by Allan Maki

As strange as it sounds, add Steve Ott’s name to the growing list of NHL players who want action taken against head shots.

Ott, the Dallas Stars’ irascible, oft-suspended forward, was on the receiving end of a head-high elbow in Tuesday’s game against the San Jose Sharks. Dany Heatley was called for interference on the play but not elbowing.

After the game, which included other head-shot incidents, Ott said he expected the NHL to review what he called “Heatley’s little cheap shot.”

“If this doesn't get looked at, I don't know. I guess when you're used to being on the other end and being suspended in the past, I think it's pretty evident where this stuff should go in a hurry,” Ott told reporters. “I don't care if Heatley makes $10-million or ([Sharks’ defenceman Doug] Murray makes less, it's time to get this out of the game as fast as we can. Protect the guys. We're going to have guys that are going to be icing heads now. You only have one brain, so let's honestly start figuring something out.”

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comment by Ref You Suck!:
Hey Dany- if you ever get this opportunity again, please make sure your elbow hits his mouth. Thanks!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

NHL referees: consistently inconsistent (unless you're a Red Wing)

Being a hockey fan in Southern CA, I try to keep up with with west and watch the insanely close playoff race. A few times a year, the Red Wings come to town. We all know a Red Wings fan, right? They dust off their red jersey and pretend to know hockey when the Wings come to town- who knows if they even follow hockey beyond that? From the comments I overheard from various Red Wing fans around me (Anaheim Ducks VS Red Wings) I have come to the conclusion that these guys are complete tools. They think every bad call from the ref is a great call, they think that every hit from the opposing team is a dirty hit (and should be penalized) and the worst part is- they are quite belligerent about it.

I also watched the game a couple nights earlier against the LA Kings. Now I know the Kings were not on their game that night, but once again- the zebras made sure the Red Wings felt right at home. Check out the commentary by Kings Cast.

#86 Brad Lazarowich carrying his Red Wings chum.

The calls against Anaheim were 9 compared to 4 against the Red Wings. If you watched the game as close as I did, they missed about 10 more penalties against the Wings plus the numerous gift-penalties the Wings could not convert on (ie nearly 2 minutes of 5 on 3 and the too many men penalty in the final seconds before OT)

Chris Lee- admitted Red Wing fan

I hate to be the bitter a-hole crying about unfair officiating but I bet if you could poll hockey players on what team gets away with the most- #1 would be Detroit, #2 would be the Pens (when Sid the kid is on the ice) REF YOU STILL SUCK!!!!!!!!!!