maxpower Posted April 14, 2008 Share Posted April 14, 2008 Actually, I think that was James Duthie quoting an "un-named NHL goaltender". Pang said that Turco has said that he's thinking about taking this to the rules committee. But let me play Devils' Advocate for a moment here.... why is this unsportsmanlike? Standing in front of the goalie and doing everything in your power to get the goalie off his game SHOULD be the goal of the guy in front. All the talking heads said was "no, it's over the line.... it hurts the game.... it makes the league less credible". Less credible? As opposed to the Pronger suspension? The Penguins throwing their last game of the season? The officiating thus far in these playoffs? If this was 1995 and it was Claude Lemieux in front of Hextall we'd be defending him. As for it "getting the Devils angry", I might buy that if Avery hadn't scored seconds later. Maybe the combination of the two - his antics *AND* scoring a goal. But I think the Devils improved play in the second half of the game had nothing to do with Avery and everything to do with knowing that they had to win this game or they were likely eliminated. Potentially getting eliminated didn't seem to be bothering them too much up to that point. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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