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Monday, June 05, 2006

Devorski and McGeough

Tonight's referee tandem will be Paul Devorski and Mick McGeough.

I despise Devorski. We should expect to see some questionable, even BAD calls on both ends of the ice. From what little I've seen of McGeough, he's a good official, but I've seen way too much of Devorski and his marginal calls. Hopefully it won't be that bad.

Puck drop is at 8:00. I don't think I'll have my "MY BEARD BELIEVES" sign, but I might make a new one while I'm drinking beer in the parking lot.



Andy Grabia said...

You are right, David. Even The Orbs of Power still hums Brass Bonanza.

Jes GÅ‘lbez said...

McGoo is NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT a good official. He is one of the worst...although maybe not as bad as Devorski. Why are we stuck with the worst pair of refs for the finals?? *ugh*

Temujin said...

Brind'love rules! As Bob Cole said on the CBC, he was "Johnny on the spot!"

What a great game.

Christy Hammond said...

Congrats on your team winning the first game of the Finals! Go Canes!

VancouverDave said...

McGeough isn't a bad ref per se but I hate his overdramatic calls...how he points over and over at goals and penalty shots like he's the star of the show.

DrFrankLives said...

McGeough and Devorski did their best, but the Canes prevailed anyway.

Too bad about Roloson though, now our victory will be cheapened.

kubiak said...

Great, great game! It's really a shame about Roloson though. In a perfect world it would be our best against their best, but those are the breaks sometimes. I just hope there's no backlash against Ladd, that really wasn't his fault, and Captain Rod's goal wasn't Conklin's fault.

I am amazed by this team's character. Their ability to come from behind has been nothing short of amazing.

d-lee said...


Agreed, the Roli injury wasn't Ladd's fault. The players know that.

The game winner really had nothing to do with Conklin. That was 100% on Jason Smith. I'm sure he feels about as bad as Steve Smith did 20 years ago after his "own goal" in game 7 of the Smythe Division finals.

see my newest post for more on that.

Brian said...

Too bad about Roloson though, now our victory will be cheapened.

Hell no, it won't!!!

That's hockey, dude. Players get hurt in just about every game.

Nothing is cheapened, except maybe to Oilers fans...

Desdemona said...

The game winner really had nothing to do with Conklin

???? Smith was partly to blame, but Conklin should've just left the puck behind the net before going around the net. He didn't, he shot it behind him (where he wasn't looking) and the puck bounced off of Smith's stick, then the side of the net, then Smith's stick again, then Brind'amour and the game was won. If Conklin had just settled it down and left it there, Smith might have been able to clear it. Conklin made sure he wouldn't have any control over it at all.

The reason I say that Smith is partly to blame is because I think that as soon as it bounced off of his stick, he should've realized that he didn't have control and should've done something about Brind'amour instead of trying to settle the puck down. Take a 2 or 4 minute penalty... whatever, anything other than allowing that cheap ending to the game.


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