EDM 2, LAK 1 (OT) — Post Game Bullets

  • Jarret Stoll — You’re not a rookie. Or a squirt. At least half of why anyone values you is your veteran leadership. What would be the one thing you should be thinking about during an on-the-fly line-change in over-time? Even if you weren’t called for too-many-men, what were you going to do with the puck, with all your teammates still trapped in the zone? Seriously, that’s a mistake that no one who is allowed on the ice in overtime should make. 
  • Fire Jamie Kompon again: the Kings are fourth league-wide in powerplay time per game and have exactly zero goals to show for it. Obviously, that’s worst in the league, since you can’t go lower than zero goals.
  • Dustin Brown has been on the ice for 5 of 7 Kings even-strength goals-against.
  • Clifford, Nolan, Fraser, Muzzin and King have not been on the ice for a goal-against.
  • Clifford has a point in each of the Kings’ 4 goals this season.
  • I wonder if he’ll be on the power-play next.
  • Clifford’s pass to Carter and Carter’s goal were beautiful.
  • Last week, when we were considering who might be the odd-man-out in the log-jam involving Clifford, King and Nolan, I never considered that the answer might be Dustin Penner and Simon Gagne.
  • In the 30 seconds between when the refs waived off the “man-in-the-crease” goal and when Yakupov scored, it was hilarious to see Oiler fans tweeting that this was definitive proof that the league fixes games.
  • “Celly” is not an acceptable abbreviation or nick-name or whatever for “celebration.” It’s not even an acceptable sound. Looking at you, Darren Dreger.
  • Yakupov’s celebration was not a problem for me.
  • Eric Belanger kicked Stoll’s ass on the draw leading to the tying goal. Or was it the winning goal? Or was it both. It’s all a blur now.
  • As far as whether or not the “man-in-the-crease” goal was “reviewable”: people are confused; the refs are allowed to “review” their own calls during a stoppage whenever they see fit. They are always allowed to put their heads together and over-turn themselves. They’re not bound by the first call they made. As long as play hasn’t resumed, they can change whatever call they want to whatever they want. (People are thinking of video review; but there was no video review in this case.)
  • I’ll say it again. Trade Stoll. Move Lewis to center. Bring up Toffoli.

  9 comments for “EDM 2, LAK 1 (OT) — Post Game Bullets

  1. uvgt2bkdnme
    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    i assume you mean, “Bring up Toffoli [and actually play him some minutes instead of plastering him to the bench with just five minutes of ice time].”

  2. RobBordson
    January 25, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Quisp, do you have any idea whey they didn’t give the Oilers a bench minor for the fans littering the ice? The PA announcer told them to stop throwing things at least twice.

    • Model62
      January 25, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      My idea is that if the refs had called delay of game there, after having waved off two Oilers’ goals and all the rest, the fans are likely to have begun throwing seats and ushers down onto the ice.

      • RobBordson
        January 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        I figured it was more about managing the game, but they sure could have called it if they wanted.

  3. January 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    “Celly” is in the same category as “slaycrush” of things never to be said seriously.

    • January 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      I’ve never heard slaycrush. It sounds like a band.

  4. USHA#17
    January 25, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Certainly not a main in the crease but just as certainly goalie interference. Doubt Quick could have gotten across regardless but it was a good card to play.

  5. January 25, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Spot on with the analysis of Stoll. The guy had no business being on the ice that early before Richards was trying to get off, He was playing the puck a good 15 feet before Richards was even at the redline.

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