Friday, June 09, 2006

Would You Believe?

Been meaning to follow up on my Gorgeous Georges Laraque "scream" (H/T to mc79), but with the Blogger meltdown, had to stew on it a bit. Mike Chen has this quote attributed to MacT:

"He's the guy that's taken our goalie out, so you know our players, obviously, if you get the chance to finish your check on Ladd, you are going to do that," MacTavish said.

To quote Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows (Richard Manuel is Dead, from Hard Candy), "You put your girl up on a pedestal, they you wait for her to fall." I admired how Coach Mac handled the Roloson injury, but covering the six of a guy who has taken two game misconduct boarding penalties in two of the last three playoff series is stupid, bordering negligent. Merge this false leadership B/S with his team's horrible discipline in game two and his mishandling of his Conkannens, and you you've got a coach who rises to prime candidacy for the Adams Award-The Don Adams Award. That's the award that goes to the NHL coach who, "...missed it by that much." And Coach Mac has no "99" to turn to in this series.

It takes a lot for DLee to get worked up, but he and Chris at PK are screaming and dropping rule book excerpts as well.

3 comments:

Chris said...

By rule, it's not an automatic suspension. That doesn't mean that the league couldn't choose to, which would be the right thing to do.

Anyone (rational) watching the game could tell he was taking runs at people with as much as 10 minutes left in the third. If someone's only purpose on the ice is to injure another player, then he needs to go. The refs realized it and sent him to the showers.

If there is justice, I fully expect the refs to be watching the Oilers closely - they'll probably call it tight, which will work to Carolina's advantage.

Desdemona said...

but covering the six of a guy who has taken two game misconduct boarding penalties in two of the last three playoff series is stupid

He's their coach. No matter how stupid a player has acted, or how badly a player is playing, his only course is to stand by his man.

I noticed that you didn't include the portion of the MacT quote where he says "you know when he (Laraque) got the five on Ladd... I mean that wasn’t questionable"

CasonBlog said...

Des-Coach did have a choice. He could have chosen to say, "no comment." And Ladd wasn't "..the guy that's taken our goalie out." That was Bergeron. Laraque should just don the mask and cape and embrace his destiny as a classic nameless faceless wrastling bad guy.