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(Toronto Star)   Professional goalie lets in 13 goals on 46 shots. Receives first star of the game and standing ovation. Difficulty: No Andrew Raycroft   (thestar.com ) divider line
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2012-03-05 01:38:32 PM  
If by professional, you mean Ontario Hockey League (major junior, highest league below pro) and be goalie you mean a forward throwing the pads on in an emergency...
I heard a bit about this game on the radio yesterday when they had scored 3 times on 5 or 6 shots.
This could not have been pretty. First star and a standing 'o' is pretty classy though.
 
2012-03-05 01:39:53 PM  
Subby, you fail EVERYTHING. Go stand in the corner.
 
2012-03-05 02:01:00 PM  
Stephan Harper and Sondre Olden both had one goal and two assists each for Erie....

Harper is truly skilled. He's Canada's Chuck Norris.
 
2012-03-05 02:04:29 PM  
Not a professional, not even semi pro
 
2012-03-05 02:08:40 PM  
Further proof that Canadians are just genuinely nice and fair minded people.

/not Canadian
 
2012-03-05 02:08:41 PM  
He should have blamed it on the arena lighting. That's what Tim Thomas does.
 
2012-03-05 02:16:02 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: He should have blamed it on the arena lighting. That's what Tim Thomas does.


Right before lifting the Stanley Cup, you mean?
 
2012-03-05 02:19:21 PM  

sno man: If by professional, you mean Ontario Hockey League (major junior, highest league below pro)


They're technically pro. So says the NCAA, and so says the fact that they get paid money for playing hockey.

sno man: and be goalie you mean a forward throwing the pads on in an emergency...


Sorry but "forward throwing the pads on in an emergency..." had less of a ring than "goalie." ...Which ultimately is the position he was playing.


My first ever green!
/Subby
 
2012-03-05 02:21:23 PM  

etherphoria: Not a professional, not even semi pro


I wonder what makes people say this? Is there suddenly a $ threshold where if you're paid less than it, you're not a pro?
 
2012-03-05 02:23:35 PM  
So the guy--who's 17, bear in mind--has been too injured to play the entire season, and then they stick him at a position that he's never played before and where there will be pucks (and players) darting at him quickly? This seems totally insane to me. Does each team only have 7 players in this hockey league?
 
2012-03-05 02:25:09 PM  
I think the coach should be fired. "What are the odds of my goalie being injured playing hockey? Hey, I know, let's throw in this 17-year old kid recovering from shoulder surgery into net..."
 
2012-03-05 02:25:51 PM  

gopher321: Subby, you fail EVERYTHING. Go stand in the corner.


This.

Although I did hear the Leafs were interested in signing him for their playoff run...

/Go Habs Golf!
//such a frustrating year
///Jets bandwagon have room?
 
2012-03-05 02:26:41 PM  

meddleRPI: Yanks_RSJ: He should have blamed it on the arena lighting. That's what Tim Thomas does.

Right before lifting the Stanley Cup, you mean?


No, after giving up 4 goals to the best team in this year's NHL.
 
2012-03-05 02:29:40 PM  
This guy only made 4 fewer saves than the winning goalie, but his team still lost 13-4? Sounds like the netminder is the least of his team's problems...
 
2012-03-05 02:30:19 PM  
FTA (caption): ... a collision in the crease.

I had a collision in your mother's crease last night.

/Trebek
 
2012-03-05 02:31:09 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: meddleRPI: Yanks_RSJ: He should have blamed it on the arena lighting. That's what Tim Thomas does.

Right before lifting the Stanley Cup, you mean?

No, after giving up 4 goals to the best team in this year's NHL.


I'm sure playing in back to back games had nothing to do with it either... But no, Thomas was not stellar yesterday.
 
2012-03-05 02:32:15 PM  

beta_plus: Further proof that Canadians are just genuinely nice and fair minded people.

/not Canadian


This is not the Politics tab. Stop trolling!
 
2012-03-05 02:37:43 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: sno man: If by professional, you mean Ontario Hockey League (major junior, highest league below pro)

They're technically pro. So says the NCAA, and so says the fact that they get paid money for playing hockey.

sno man: and be goalie you mean a forward throwing the pads on in an emergency...

Sorry but "forward throwing the pads on in an emergency..." had less of a ring than "goalie." ...Which ultimately is the position he was playing.


My first ever green!
/Subby


congrats on the green, especially your cherry popper!
I truly mean that.

but... Not pro, and they are not paid either. Other than post-secondary schooling scholarships. NCAA has some funny ideas sometimes, what with their own scholarships and all.
 
2012-03-05 02:42:52 PM  
www.cbc.cadmtf1pfq4vr1f.cloudfront.net

Jealous.
 
2012-03-05 02:48:42 PM  
man. 17-year-old playing in the OHL - that suggests he's not a bad forward to be at that level and held by the team through a full season of injury - and he gets dumped into poorly-fitting goalie's gear and shoved into the net... sounds like he played pretty damn well for all that, especially for the worst team in the league (26 points) against the third-best in the league (87 points). Good for him, and great job by the Niagara fans for giving him the standing O. You gotta love small-town hockey sometimes.
 
2012-03-05 02:51:21 PM  
I didn't read this article but I read the CBC article where the other GM was blaming them for bringing only one goalie. Even so, they kept playing first line players late and ran up score and still accused other team of making a mockery of game....

Their prospective call ups were playing in their own leagues respective championships and the coach did not want to take them away from them their regular teams. The coach admittingly made a mistake in deciding to push on with just one goalie.
The GM did also not address the fact that their only goalie was injured when he was run by one of his forwards...

At least most players were classy in shaking the emergency goalies hand after game, a tradition usually reserved for playoffs....tough spot to be in.
 
2012-03-05 02:52:52 PM  
Pretty cool
 
2012-03-05 03:03:29 PM  

sno man: congrats on the green, especially your cherry popper!
I truly mean that.

Thank you!
 
2012-03-05 03:10:51 PM  
If you get paid, you're considered a professional player.
 
2012-03-05 03:19:20 PM  

9beers: If you get paid, you're considered a professional player.


You know how I know you don't know anything about hockey?
 
2012-03-05 03:28:00 PM  

Argyle82: You know how I know you don't know anything about hockey?


You know how I know you don't know anything about words and their meanings?

professional [prəˈfɛʃənəl]
adj
1. of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in as a profession
2. engaging in an activity for gain or as a means of livelihood
3. extremely competent in a job, etc.
4. undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid
 
2012-03-05 03:35:10 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: meddleRPI: Yanks_RSJ: He should have blamed it on the arena lighting. That's what Tim Thomas does.

Right before lifting the Stanley Cup, you mean?

No, after giving up 4 goals to the best team in this year's NHL.



Best team in the NHL does not always equal Stanley Cup winner.
 
2012-03-05 03:37:02 PM  

fatalvenom: Best team in the NHL does not always equal Stanley Cup winner.


This year's standings are surely more relevant than last year's champ.
 
2012-03-05 03:41:34 PM  
33 stops? damn that's good.
46 shots? do they have monkeys for defensemen?
 
2012-03-05 04:06:26 PM  

mentula: 33 stops? damn that's good.
46 shots? do they have monkeys for defensemen?


I'm pretty sure that the other team, knowing the situation in goal, was throwing everything at the net in the hopes that it would go in. Seeing as it was a forward strapping on goalie skates for the first time, it's not a bad strategy.
 
2012-03-05 04:12:45 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: This year's standings are surely more relevant than last year's champ.


Stop being a homer, the Rangers aren't winning shiat.
 
2012-03-05 04:16:06 PM  

9beers: Yanks_RSJ: This year's standings are surely more relevant than last year's champ.

Stop being a homer, the Rangers aren't winning shiat.


Well jeez, I had planned on watching the rest of the games this year, but now that you've weighed in I hardly see the point.

Don't tell too many people that you know what's going to happen, you'll ruin the ratings for the playoffs.
 
2012-03-05 04:30:45 PM  

9beers: Yanks_RSJ: This year's standings are surely more relevant than last year's champ.

Stop being a homer, the Rangers aren't winning shiat.


Well, they will more than likely win the Eastern Conference regular season points contest, and the home ice it affords in the playoffs, but once the playoffs start, as we well know, anything can happen.
 
2012-03-05 04:52:59 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: fatalvenom: Best team in the NHL does not always equal Stanley Cup winner.

This year's standings are surely more relevant than last year's champ.


I would really like to see a Vancouver/NY Rangers final, rematch of 94.
 
2012-03-05 05:10:02 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Don't tell too many people that you know what's going to happen, you'll ruin the ratings for the playoffs.


The top 4 teams from each conference are legit shots to win the cup, that means that the Rangers have a 1 in 8 chance. I have no idea what's going to happen but the odds are in my favor.
 
2012-03-05 05:11:03 PM  
Nick Swisher nods in approval.

My son's mite team had to send a kid out with just a goalie stick this weekend, until the real goalie got on the ice. He made 6 stops and let in 2, not bad considering.
 
2012-03-05 05:12:08 PM  

9beers: The top 4 teams from each conference are legit shots to win the cup


I guess I should have assumed that's what you meant when you said this...

9beers: the Rangers aren't winning shiat.

 
2012-03-05 05:12:58 PM  

9beers: Yanks_RSJ: Don't tell too many people that you know what's going to happen, you'll ruin the ratings for the playoffs.

The top 4 teams from each conference are legit shots to win the cup, that means that the Rangers have a 1 in 8 chance. I have no idea what's going to happen but the odds are in my favor.


This points to the Central Division having a very good chance, and a very interesting month ahead indeed.
 
2012-03-05 05:40:56 PM  

9beers: If you get paid, you're considered a professional player.


That's very good, you understand what the word professional means. Give yourself a gold star.
Maybe you could explain to the class why you felt the need to share your wealth of knowlege with us today.
 
2012-03-05 05:57:31 PM  
I freaking love major-junior hockey. Best bang for the buck entertainment value out there.

One of the major priorities I have in finding a new job is proximity to either CHL or CJHL hockey. High school just doesn't cut it.
 
2012-03-05 06:21:12 PM  
It was pretty awesome to have our kinda lame ECHL replaced by a WHL team this past year. Average attendance instantly doubled.

Go Royals!
 
2012-03-05 08:09:14 PM  

VonIndy: It was pretty awesome to have our kinda lame ECHL replaced by a WHL team this past year. Average attendance instantly doubled.

Go Royals!


Take good care of our Bruins Royals. We're happy to have the Chiefs and Harvey Smyl back, but it was tough losing the B's the way we did. The WHL, as a league, can kiss my ass, but there's no denying it's great hockey to watch.
 
2012-03-05 08:25:10 PM  
Subby's a retard

/must be a leafs or canucks fan
//i actually like the canucks, just not their fans
 
2012-03-05 08:27:27 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: etherphoria: Not a professional, not even semi pro

I wonder what makes people say this? Is there suddenly a $ threshold where if you're paid less than it, you're not a pro?


You're going to agree with the NCAA on what constitutes professional athletes? You're even dumber than your headline
 
2012-03-05 08:34:07 PM  

Kurohone: I freaking love major-junior hockey. Best bang for the buck entertainment value out there.

One of the major priorities I have in finding a new job is proximity to either CHL or CJHL hockey. High school just doesn't cut it.


The CJHL is getting better and better every year. I'm in Manitoba, and our league has pretty much caught to saskatchewan in skill level. Playoff hockey in those small barns is so much fun
 
2012-03-05 09:12:49 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: He should have blamed it on Obama and the mainstream media. That's what Tim Thomas does.


ftfy

didn't click link.. was he a retard or autistic or something?
 
2012-03-05 09:45:36 PM  
Tim Thomas juices.
 
2012-03-05 09:47:07 PM  
Rask hurt, Bruins have apparently signed Marty Turco.

This gotta be a joke, 'cause even I wouldn't wish that on Boston.
 
2012-03-05 09:51:15 PM  
Can't believe no one posted this yet...

f.imagehost.org

/Go Bolts
 
2012-03-05 10:18:04 PM  

jekostas: Rask hurt, Bruins have apparently signed Marty Turco.

This gotta be a joke, 'cause even I wouldn't wish that on Boston.


Could be worse, could be Toskalol.
 
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