Down to the final seconds. Again

Jason Gregor
October 09 2009 01:00AM

For the second straight game v. the Flames the Oilers gave up a goal in the final minute, and this morning they find themselves already five points behind the Flames.

The Oilers played well enough in both games against Calgary to earn a win, but they didn’t. Pat Quinn didn’t critique the effort, but was annoyed about small plays, but the Jarome Iginla hit on Sheldon Souray really got his Irish blood boiling.

“I don’t understand the players of today. If that happened in the old days, he would have got hit over the head with a stick right after. That’s the way you used to deal with, but now you can’t touch him.

“It was a pretty dirty play in my opinion. You poke his feet out and then pile on him on top of that. Somehow they never deal with that crap, and they (the league) won’t let the vigilante stuff deal with it.”

When asked if Ethan Moreau going after Iginla was the right decision, Quinn said what many hard core hockey fans feel at times.

“In the area that I come from you do dirt with dirt. You don’t give him honour. Why would you give a man honour for that kind of a play and he honoured him with a fist fight.”

Quinn was understandably irate with the play, and I can understand why. Iginla is a hard nosed player, and an honourable one. I doubt he meant to hurt Souray, but it was still a dangerous play. When a D-man has to go back for a puck straight on, rather than from an angle, it is much more dangerous and forwards have to be aware of where their stick goes. Because it was accidental doesn’t give Iginla a free pass. It was a dangerous, not cheap, play.

Quinn was also irritated with Hemsky’s effort with the Flames goal empty.

“We had a chance to make a play to put it in the open net and we dicked around with the thing. We found a way to give them an opportunity to get in it. Was it lucky, yeah I guess it was?”

He also talked about making the right decision in the final moments in the offensive zone.

“In tight games you play percentages all the time. You don’t try to score another goal when it’s so high percentage to trap yourself. The guy who put the puck there trapped himself. Sure he got back and got organized, but then it went in from a bad angle. We can’t battle like we did all night long and lose.”

Rather than be satisfied with a good effort, Quinn is demanding more from his players, and until they start winning I don’t see that changing. This team needs to understand how to make the smart plays at the key times in games. Making the correct play at these important times is the difference between winning and losing. The Oilers have to learn how to win, and Quinn seems hell bent on ensuring that his players understand it.

Quinn wasn’t just grumpy though. He had this to say when asked about the Souray, Moreau and Andrew Cogliano photo shoot that had them posing naked for ESPN.

“It’s a new life I guess. They didn’t ask me. I don’t understand that,” he laughed. “I haven’t seen it yet, but Beefcake has always been Beefcake as far as I know.”

That picture will generate lots of reaction. I’m guessing some homophobes will cringe, while most of the women’s panty sprinklers will be on high.

Quinn’s post game comments have been incredibly entertaining. It is refreshing to hear someone speak from the heart, and you have to think that if he keeps challenging his players to be better, that eventually the wins will follow.

Wake up, people

I love that the web, and specifically that the Nation allows everyone to vent, but sometimes I wonder if some of you can only whine and complain.

Do you actually think Khabibulin was bad last night? If so, you should get some glasses. Khabibulin played fine. The save he made on the 5 on 3 was great. Sure, he looked shaky in the first two games, but if you want to be a sofa scout; understand that you evaluate a player on the current game, not the previous ones. Khabibulin has progressively gotten better, and last night he was solid.

 

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#51 Chris.
October 09 2009, 09:59AM
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You said: "You can kill somebody with every bodycheck you throw, ever punch in a fight."

So very true... Maybe they shouldn't even bother playing hockey at all. Why stand up for your teammate in a clean fight when you could end up being the next Don Sanderson? Why, as Quinn put it "deal dirt" when "delt dirt" when you could end up being the next Bertuzzi? Look... we can argue till we all have carpal tunnel syndrom about what level of response is appropriate. What isn't up for debate is the fact that some sort of IMMEDIATE response was required; and there was none. When one of your teamamtes is "accidentally" run like that; its up to each and every individual to be part of that response. The guys on the ice should have, at the very very least, gone after Iginla verbally...(They didn't even do that) Having your captain try and fight the guy several shifts later doesn't send much of a message, IMO. Iginla should have been soundly thumped on the spot, and each and every Oiler in Iginla's vicinity should have taken a little time out of their busy schedule to make things extra uncomfortable for him for the duration. There are a thousand ways to "communicate" your displeasure that won't land you in the sin bin alone, or in a courtroom. It's clear to me that the Oilers don't care about each other the way they use to.

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#52 Ogden Brother
October 09 2009, 10:01AM
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Chris. wrote:

OMG! ONE Steve Moore type incident and you want to throw out a hundred years of balance and justice in hockey. Maybe you want all fighting to be banned also citing Don Sandersons death in Ontario?

Some sore shins, a crack on the hands, a little extra in the goal mouth scrum...this is the stuff Iginla needed to be delt so he thinks twice next time he pulls the feet out from a speeding defenceman two feet from the boards. You simply HAVE to do this or maybe next time one of our guys gets killed. Nobody respects the Oilers... and that is what is dangerous.

The stuff you listed was fine. I don't think that was what Quinn was asking for though.

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#53 rubbertrout
October 09 2009, 10:01AM
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The Fish wrote:

Give me a break. It was a cheap play, which makes him dirty on at least that play. I agree 100% with Quinn. Someone should have knocked hi block off or run him from behind.

You're insane. If he had run him (like he easily could have) then it would be cheap. It was a hard forecheck that turned out badly. Like Gregor said it was "dangerous not cheap".

I tend to give a guy like Iggy the benefit of the doubt given how he has played for several years. Banging on him for being dirty for one bad play in the heat of the moment isn't right. I'm as disappointed as the next guy that Big Sexy was hurt but Quinn's hypocrisy about taking shots at Iginla when Quinn himself has defended acts that are much more egregious sounds like he's deflecting the focus from how the team has let things slip away twice by pointing the finger at Iggy.

I've been wrong before but that's how I see this one.

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#54 The Fish
October 09 2009, 10:01AM
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@Chris.

Couldn't agree more, but pacifist Ogden Whatever, thinks that somebody might get hurt. Pathetic.

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#55 Kingsblade
October 09 2009, 10:03AM
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Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach wrote:

Okay so what was wrong with Moreau going and doing it the right way? Why slash and risk taking a penalty when your PK has been horrible as of late?

The simple fact that Iginla likes to fight.

Offering a guy a fair fight is not punishment. It's not making the Oilers more difficult to play against. It's not showing anybody that there is any consequence for playing like that. If anything it probably made the game MORE enjoyable for Iginla.

Do you actually think the threat of a fight with Moreau is ANY deterrent to Iginla? Ridiculous.

I doubt anyone thinks that he meant to injure Souray, but it was a patently dangerous play to anyone who saw it happen. One that any professional hockey should recognize as dangerous.

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#56 The Fish
October 09 2009, 10:04AM
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I was hasty in saying that he should be run from behind. I am still pi$$ed about the loss last night, but why is everyone giving Iginla "the benefit of the doubt"? Whether he has been cheap in the past is inconsequential. The fact of the matter is that it was a cheap play. He knew what he was doing and he should have had Oilers all over him for the rest of the night.

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#57 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:05AM
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Chris. wrote:

You said: "You can kill somebody with every bodycheck you throw, ever punch in a fight."

So very true... Maybe they shouldn't even bother playing hockey at all. Why stand up for your teammate in a clean fight when you could end up being the next Don Sanderson? Why, as Quinn put it "deal dirt" when "delt dirt" when you could end up being the next Bertuzzi? Look... we can argue till we all have carpal tunnel syndrom about what level of response is appropriate. What isn't up for debate is the fact that some sort of IMMEDIATE response was required; and there was none. When one of your teamamtes is "accidentally" run like that; its up to each and every individual to be part of that response. The guys on the ice should have, at the very very least, gone after Iginla verbally...(They didn't even do that) Having your captain try and fight the guy several shifts later doesn't send much of a message, IMO. Iginla should have been soundly thumped on the spot, and each and every Oiler in Iginla's vicinity should have taken a little time out of their busy schedule to make things extra uncomfortable for him for the duration. There are a thousand ways to "communicate" your displeasure that won't land you in the sin bin alone, or in a courtroom. It's clear to me that the Oilers don't care about each other the way they use to.

So who's fault is it that no one went after Iginla on the ice right after the hit?

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#58 Kingsblade
October 09 2009, 10:07AM
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Ogden Brother wrote:

The stuff you listed was fine. I don't think that was what Quinn was asking for though.

Of course. Obviously Quinn was asking someone to go and perform a Stevemooreopy on Iginla so that they could be kicked out of the league and he could spend then next 5 years embroiled in nasty litigation and criminal proceedings.

Probably.

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#59 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:07AM
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The Fish wrote:

I was hasty in saying that he should be run from behind. I am still pi$$ed about the loss last night, but why is everyone giving Iginla "the benefit of the doubt"? Whether he has been cheap in the past is inconsequential. The fact of the matter is that it was a cheap play. He knew what he was doing and he should have had Oilers all over him for the rest of the night.

Again though whose fault is it that no one was going after him? Stortini, Jacques, Strudwick, Stone, Penner, and Brule have all proved that they can go out and lay a "clean" hard check. So why didn't they?

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#60 Kingsblade
October 09 2009, 10:08AM
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The Fish wrote:

I was hasty in saying that he should be run from behind. I am still pi$$ed about the loss last night, but why is everyone giving Iginla "the benefit of the doubt"? Whether he has been cheap in the past is inconsequential. The fact of the matter is that it was a cheap play. He knew what he was doing and he should have had Oilers all over him for the rest of the night.

Furthermore, he HAS been cheap in the past. It just hasn't usually resulted in injury.

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#61 rubbertrout
October 09 2009, 10:09AM
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I'm sure Iginla really learned his lesson. Maybe on the 24th he can run Gilberts face through the boards "accidentally", and the Oiler players will do nothing and Oiler fans will call him "classy".

I don't have an issue with guys making others "pay" for plays as long as they do it the right way. Moreau went after him "the right way" to stand up for his teammate. I don't have a problem with this and I think that Oilers should stand up for one another. The fact that Moreau got his ass handed to him is another issue. That said, Iggy held up on Moreau by choice. He knows the code and expected that someone would go after him. Even when this happened he did the right thing and held up. Recognizing that someone plays with class doesn't make me less of a fan.

My point was the fact that Quinn is a hypocrite. Blasting Iggy for one play that obviously wasn't an intentional shot after having praised Domi, Tucker, Corson, McCabe and you name it for far dirtier plays in the past is my issue.

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#62 freeze
October 09 2009, 10:09AM
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I thought Khabby was great! He gave us a real chance to win. All three goals were tips or deflections; hard to fault him on those.

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#63 Ogden Brother
October 09 2009, 10:09AM
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Chris. wrote:

You said: "You can kill somebody with every bodycheck you throw, ever punch in a fight."

So very true... Maybe they shouldn't even bother playing hockey at all. Why stand up for your teammate in a clean fight when you could end up being the next Don Sanderson? Why, as Quinn put it "deal dirt" when "delt dirt" when you could end up being the next Bertuzzi? Look... we can argue till we all have carpal tunnel syndrom about what level of response is appropriate. What isn't up for debate is the fact that some sort of IMMEDIATE response was required; and there was none. When one of your teamamtes is "accidentally" run like that; its up to each and every individual to be part of that response. The guys on the ice should have, at the very very least, gone after Iginla verbally...(They didn't even do that) Having your captain try and fight the guy several shifts later doesn't send much of a message, IMO. Iginla should have been soundly thumped on the spot, and each and every Oiler in Iginla's vicinity should have taken a little time out of their busy schedule to make things extra uncomfortable for him for the duration. There are a thousand ways to "communicate" your displeasure that won't land you in the sin bin alone, or in a courtroom. It's clear to me that the Oilers don't care about each other the way they use to.

That I agree with, someone should have started throwing punches imidiatly after the hit....without giving Iggy a chance to get his gloves off. That's alot different then running a guy from behind.

Who was on the ice at the time?

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#64 Kingsblade
October 09 2009, 10:10AM
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Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach wrote:

Again though whose fault is it that no one was going after him? Stortini, Jacques, Strudwick, Stone, Penner, and Brule have all proved that they can go out and lay a "clean" hard check. So why didn't they?

He's arguing what should have been done. What relevance does fault have? It is an entirely different argument if you want to talk about WHO specifically should have done something.

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#65 Chris.
October 09 2009, 10:10AM
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Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach wrote:

I played plenty and I know that if you want redemption you do it like a man not a pussy.

Agitators deal a little "dirt" to throw guys off thier game or buy themselves some space. I'm not a huge fan of the Matt Cooke type players myself... But agitating a player in "RESPONSE to a stupid and dangerous play for the balance of THAT game and that game alone does not make you a pussy, an agitator, or a cheap player: It makes you a communicator. It makes you a part of a team that broadcasts one loud and clear message to the rest of the league: "Don't F#ck with our players or you're going to have a rough night."

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#66 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:14AM
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He's arguing what should have been done. What relevance does fault have? It is an entirely different argument if you want to talk about WHO specifically should have done something.

What should've been was done. Iggy went to the box he comes out and a couple minutes later Moreau went after him. What do you want players going after him the whole game and the rest of the year? You know what happens when you go and slash a guy to fight? You get an instigator. Really think we needed that in a close game? The fact that Iggy even fought the first time is enough for me. From a Calgary point of view I would've been made if my best player was taken off the ice for 5 minutes in exchange for a 4th liner.

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#67 Ogden Brother
October 09 2009, 10:15AM
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Kingsblade wrote:

Of course. Obviously Quinn was asking someone to go and perform a Stevemooreopy on Iginla so that they could be kicked out of the league and he could spend then next 5 years embroiled in nasty litigation and criminal proceedings.

Probably.

"if that had happened in my era, the player would have been hit over the head with a stick right afterwards"

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#68 The Fish
October 09 2009, 10:15AM
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@Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach

Good point. I did see Jacques go after him later in the 3rd, but Iginla wanted no part of him.

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#69 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:17AM
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Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach wrote:

What should've been was done. Iggy went to the box he comes out and a couple minutes later Moreau went after him. What do you want players going after him the whole game and the rest of the year? You know what happens when you go and slash a guy to fight? You get an instigator. Really think we needed that in a close game? The fact that Iggy even fought the first time is enough for me. From a Calgary point of view I would've been made if my best player was taken off the ice for 5 minutes in exchange for a 4th liner.

I can agree with that, but again game on the line. Really next time maybe Souray doesn't stand up for one of his teammates because they wouldn't for him. I don't really don't know. I was pleased that Iginla answered the call and I was also pleased that Moreau was willing to fight even though he probably shouldn't.

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#70 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:18AM
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"if that had happened in my era, the player would have been hit over the head with a stick right afterwards"

I wonder if Quinn was hit a few times over the head in his era.

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#71 The Fish
October 09 2009, 10:19AM
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I just hope somebody takes Iginla's head off next time we play them.

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#72 Horcsky
October 09 2009, 10:21AM
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Let's not get too wound up about Moreau "getting his ass handed to him" by Iginla. Moreau is usually a pretty solid fighter. He gave Phaneuf a couple beating last year. Looked more than anything like he lost his balance

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#73 Wangtaco
October 09 2009, 10:22AM
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Did nobody notice how Iginla plowed his face into the boards and had his leg tangled up underneath Souray when they fell? I don't know, that doesn't strike me as someone who is a "dirty" player - more like a hard-nosed player that meant to play our guy hard, but not have it turn out the way it did.

I'm sorry, but anyone slagging Iginla as a dirty player really doesn't get it. He's one of the premier players and ambassadors in the game, and I've got to say, I'd take him on the Oilers without a second thought. Sucks that he's on Calgary, but gotta give credit where credit is due - he's one of the premier players in the league, and he shows a lot of class - proven minutes after the incident when he didn't punch Moreau when he was down during their fight.

Dangerous play - yes. Stupid play - yes. Dirty? I think not.

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#74 Wangtaco
October 09 2009, 10:23AM
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Sorry, I never post on this thing really - that comment wasn't directed as an argument against you Ogden (we seem to be on a pretty similar tack here).

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#75 Chris.
October 09 2009, 10:24AM
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@Ogden Brother

Hemsky, Horcoff, JFJ, and Smid. Moreau came over the boards (as captain) with Ken Low to go see Souray and obviously could do nothing.

Smid didn't even skate over untill after the others arrived. Unbelievable. . I'm as excitable as anyone... and I wouldn't have exactly initiated anything with Iginla when he was still down and potentially injured also... but nobody even said anything to him.

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#76 fs
October 09 2009, 10:26AM
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I agree with Quinn, that hit from behind should have been dealt with right away. It doesn't matter who, any Oiler that was on the ice at the time of the hit should have went after Iginla. Horcoff is such a panty!!!, he was right there, and skated the other way.

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#77 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:26AM
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Wangtaco wrote:

Sorry, I never post on this thing really - that comment wasn't directed as an argument against you Ogden (we seem to be on a pretty similar tack here).

No problem. I kinda figured that out after the first couple sentences

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#78 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:28AM
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Chris. wrote:

Hemsky, Horcoff, JFJ, and Smid. Moreau came over the boards (as captain) with Ken Low to go see Souray and obviously could do nothing.

Smid didn't even skate over untill after the others arrived. Unbelievable. . I'm as excitable as anyone... and I wouldn't have exactly initiated anything with Iginla when he was still down and potentially injured also... but nobody even said anything to him.

I guess JFJ would've been the one to dance then. Smid is more of a yeller and shover. He was yelling after every whistle at Iginla before the hit.

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#79 The Fish
October 09 2009, 10:28AM
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@Wangtaco

I'd like to have him on my team too, but it was a cheap play. Look at the replay. He didn't punch Moreau when he was down because he fights. The only players who continue to punch when the player is down are cowards and pu$$ies. (The exception to that rule is Dave Brown on Jim Kyte. Youtube it. Yikes)

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#80 ChiliChunk
October 09 2009, 10:39AM
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Ogden Brother wrote:

That I agree with, someone should have started throwing punches imidiatly after the hit....without giving Iggy a chance to get his gloves off. That's alot different then running a guy from behind.

Who was on the ice at the time?

I agree Ogden except right after the hit Iginla was also laying on the ice half dazed. It's a shame he didn't give himself a concussion too since he basically did a faceplant into the boards. But once he got up someone should have been there to greet him...

OT - I miss the old 'quote' feature where you could just quote a portion of someone else's post

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#81 Chris.
October 09 2009, 10:40AM
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I'm reviewing the PVR... Iginla injures Souray in (my opinion) a dirty play during the first shift of the second period. Iginla is a smart player and while the full result was probably not intentional; lets face it, you shouldn't be surprised if you injure someone by tripping them up as they race to the boards... Moreau fights him at 13:50. So Iginla sits for two. Plays over a minute (untouched) fresh out of the box. Takes another shift (untouched) makes some plays and then finally, on his third shift since the incident, Moreau engages him in a clean contest that seems to energize both Iginla and the Flames. Great. Just great.

Like or dislike Quinns comments: its time the Oilers got their hands dirty from time to time.

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#82 The Fish
October 09 2009, 10:43AM
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@Chris.

You are preaching to the choir, Chris.

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#83 Ogden Brother
October 09 2009, 10:44AM
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Chris. wrote:

Hemsky, Horcoff, JFJ, and Smid. Moreau came over the boards (as captain) with Ken Low to go see Souray and obviously could do nothing.

Smid didn't even skate over untill after the others arrived. Unbelievable. . I'm as excitable as anyone... and I wouldn't have exactly initiated anything with Iginla when he was still down and potentially injured also... but nobody even said anything to him.

Not that it's a big repsonce, but they were mentioning on the radio that Horc was chatting with him.

(and before everyone jumps up and says "whoopty doo, he talked to him" that is in responce to Chris saying no one said anything to him.)

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#84 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 10:46AM
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@Ogden Brother

You know why no one went after him on the ice? Because the whistle was gone and the guy himself was hurt. Takes a real tough guy to go after someone that is dazed and in the process isn't it a suspension for fighting after the whistle? Probably is if it is 30 seconds after the whistle.

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#85 The Fish
October 09 2009, 10:47AM
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What the hell is Horcoff going to do? Smoke his horn?

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#86 Chris.
October 09 2009, 10:55AM
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Iginla shouldn't have had ten seconds out of that box without being hit. He was untouched for over a minute even as he played against guys like Horcoff, JFJ, Strudwick etc... I'm watching the shift right now...JFJ even let up on a chance to hit him. No wonder Quinn comes off sounding so harsh: he just realized he's coaching a team without any heart.

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#87 Travis Dakin
October 09 2009, 11:07AM
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Chris. wrote:

Iginla shouldn't have had ten seconds out of that box without being hit. He was untouched for over a minute even as he played against guys like Horcoff, JFJ, Strudwick etc... I'm watching the shift right now...JFJ even let up on a chance to hit him. No wonder Quinn comes off sounding so harsh: he just realized he's coaching a team without any heart.

Good players don't get hit very often. It's not for lack of trying, it's that they are good at not getting into vulnerable positions often.

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#88 BUCK75
October 09 2009, 11:10AM
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I think the real question in the moreau/iginla fight is if Moreau had iggy on the ice - would he punch him? That would let you know if he was really pissed off.

I have to agree, fighting Iggy didn't really solve anything, he like to fight. Taking one of their guys out of the game would have been a better retaliation.

At least there are some people willing to throw checks & play tougher this year. Bad bounces aside, this is going to be a tough team to play against once some chemistry & our goaltender starts playing solid.

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#89 Harlie
October 09 2009, 11:18AM
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I hereby proclaim that when Comrie 91 and O'Sullivan 19 are on a line together they forever be known as: "The 911 Line"

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#90 THREE 1ST NAMES
October 09 2009, 11:34AM
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formally IMISSEDMONTON

i thought the Iginla Hit(trip) on Souray was dangerous, as a seasoned vet Jarome should have knew better

i think Jarome knew the instant he made the hit he shouldn't have tripped Sheldon having said that when you look at the reply Jaromes hands are around Sheldons head not up trying to stop the impact. That IMO makes it dirty.

as i watched the game when we were two goals up i was nervous and look at the result another loss in a game we should have won.

hemsky's bad deceision(not dumping the put at an empty net) in the last minute is what caused us the game IMO.

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#91 olderthendirt
October 09 2009, 11:41AM
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2-5 and a game. Maybe a suspension. Definately the thing to do, and it would so much help the team win.

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#92 SirFozz
October 09 2009, 11:50AM
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Gregor wrote:

panty sprinklers will be on high

Bahahahahahaha

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#93 cubanian
October 09 2009, 12:00PM
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I also thought that Bulin was solid... the second game I thought he looked uncomfortable, but he was a pro in game three. He made several kick saves and had great positioning throughout the game. I am with Gregor give your head a shake if you thought Bulin was off his game last night. The flames beat him with deflections and bounces off our own d-men. I do wish he could have been miraculous in the shootout, that was another tough loss with a solid effort. Hopefully the boys start to be rewarded for their efforts.

oh and wasn't it Moreau who tried a high risk pass with 30 seconds left or something... he should know better... run the clock down... run the clock down...

just my take

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#94 Jeff
October 09 2009, 12:19PM
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Looks like the NHL is investigating Patt Quinn's comments after the game. Whatever that means...

I guess its a slow day in the NHL and they wanted to do something.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2009/10/09/nhl_quinn_investigate/

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#96 bill
October 09 2009, 12:31PM
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women’s panty sprinklers will be on high

lol so messed up.

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#97 ChiliChunk
October 09 2009, 12:35PM
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Curious - has Comrie always been this atrociously slow a skater? Can't say I've seen him play at all the last few years but I am really surprised at how slow he's looked so far this year.

He's getting some points so I don't mean to be slamming him - just curious.

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#98 Oil Fan
October 09 2009, 12:37PM
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I think any time you take a guy into the boards while taking there feet out is cheap. I dont care if you play twenty five seasons it is cheap. It was the same as a can opener. But just like in the past the Flamers ( Theo fleury lol) will not get any suspension. Cammillari got one game in the playoffs last season on a broutal elbow. I think in the next game the Oilers better start hitting Iggy right from the start. I would like to see Stortini , JFJ, Steve Mac all in his face. Give Iggy no option but to fight one of our big guys. And for Iggys sake he better hope Souray isn't playing cause I would be very scared to see him pissed off. Any way the league will not review anything and skrew the oilers again. Its kind of hard watching a sport that is run by a bunch of dictators.

Some one please get revenge.

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#99 Ogden Brother
October 09 2009, 12:42PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

You can't be serious about Stone. He has zero minors through three games and leads the team in hits, yet you want him to stop. No offence that might be the most asinine comment I've seen on here...and that is saying a lot.

Stop hitting because you MIGHT get a penalty. That's like saying stop trying to pick up a girl, because you might get slapped, even though you've never been slapped yet.

Note: OB and OB Jr are different people

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#100 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 09 2009, 12:53PM
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@Jason Gregor

Ouch. I will play the wait and see what else he brings in the weeks to come.

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