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(USA Today)   Old and busted: pulling a win out of your team's ass. New hotness: getting a win with the other goalie's ass. Literally   (ftw.usatoday.com) divider line 50
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2013-12-23 10:40:53 PM  
Gretzky used to go behind the net and bounce the puck in off the goalie's ass. Or anyone else hanging around in front of the net. That's how Dave Semenko got 20 goals one year.
 
2013-12-24 02:23:50 AM  
#Buttgoal
 
2013-12-24 03:23:15 AM  
Million to one shot, Doc, million to one.
 
2013-12-24 03:39:53 AM  

bingethinker: Gretzky used to go behind the net and bounce the puck in off the goalie's ass. Or anyone else hanging around in front of the net. That's how Dave Semenko got 20 goals one year.


Hell, BJ McDonald had 50 goals one season. Then the Oilers traded him to Vancouver. Next year he got, like, 6 goals. The Canucks media asked him why the dropoff, and he simply said "Gretzky."
 
2013-12-24 04:02:21 AM  

bingethinker: Gretzky used to go behind the net and bounce the puck in off the goalie's ass. Or anyone else hanging around in front of the net. That's how Dave Semenko got 20 goals one year.


I was at an Oilers-Flames game in the '80s when Gretzky put one in off of Semenko's ass.  So the story checks out.
 
2013-12-24 05:06:54 AM  
Hockey could be interesting if they got rid of offsides calls. Can you imagine how boring basketball would be with an offsides rule? The final score would be 34-30.
 
2013-12-24 06:30:59 AM  

SevenizGud: Hockey could be interesting if they got rid of offsides calls. Can you imagine how boring basketball would be with an offsides rule? The final score would be 34-30.


NOT that there is anything wrong with a 34-30 score. You only have to beat them by 1 point in most games.
 
2013-12-24 06:34:57 AM  
Smith probably regrets not embellishing goalie interference on that play.
 
2013-12-24 06:35:49 AM  
The winning goal when Wings won their last Stanley Cup was a shot off Fleury's ass.
 
2013-12-24 07:14:19 AM  

SevenizGud: Hockey could be interesting if they got rid of offsides calls. Can you imagine how boring basketball would be with an offsides rule? The final score would be 34-30.


Watch indoor lacrosse. No offsides. Shot clock.
 
2013-12-24 07:30:53 AM  

bingethinker: Gretzky used to go behind the net and bounce the puck in off the goalie's ass. Or anyone else hanging around in front of the net. That's how Dave Semenko got 20 goals one year.


So sad there has yet to be anyone close to being `another Gretzky'..   Ask any non-hockey fan "name a hockey player" I bet Gretzky comes out of their mouth and he retired 14 years ago.  There have been many greats since him but non carried the larger than life persona for the NHL like he did..
 
2013-12-24 07:44:04 AM  
At least  subby resisted the urge to be like all those cool websites out there and say this was the entire existence of the Yotes in one play or something.

\he must not be Canadien
\\definitely not Manitoban
 
2013-12-24 07:50:08 AM  
You can see the puck in this video from the NHL.
 
2013-12-24 07:56:01 AM  
Heh... whoops.

Sometimes, the hockey gods not only refuse to smile on you, they kick you in the balls, as well.
 
2013-12-24 08:04:50 AM  

keylock71: Heh... whoops.

Sometimes, the hockey gods not only refuse to smile on you, they kick you in the balls, as well.


This is Mike Smith. The hockey gods came nowhere close to his balls, but he doubled over clutching them, anyway.
 
2013-12-24 08:10:13 AM  

swahnhennessy: keylock71: Heh... whoops.

Sometimes, the hockey gods not only refuse to smile on you, they kick you in the balls, as well.

This is Mike Smith. The hockey gods came nowhere close to his balls, but he doubled over clutching them, anyway.


Is he a big diver? Don't get to see him play much. This definitely puts him into Dennis Wideman territory, at any rate.
 
2013-12-24 08:11:38 AM  
Saw it last night, still can't believe it. It's like Mark Sanchez decided to play hockey
 
2013-12-24 08:16:33 AM  

FriarReb98: At least  subby resisted the urge to be like all those cool websites out there and say this was the entire existence of the Yotes in one play or something.

\he must not be Canadien
\\definitely not Manitoban


Subby here.  Not Canadian, but close enough...originally from Buffalo.  We tend not to dump too much on other woeful fanbases...

(At least they didn't count one going through the side of the net on you guys...)
 
2013-12-24 09:11:57 AM  

keylock71: swahnhennessy: keylock71: Heh... whoops.

Sometimes, the hockey gods not only refuse to smile on you, they kick you in the balls, as well.

This is Mike Smith. The hockey gods came nowhere close to his balls, but he doubled over clutching them, anyway.

Is he a big diver? Don't get to see him play much. This definitely puts him into Dennis Wideman territory, at any rate.


The other night he did one that European soccer players are still laughing at
 
2013-12-24 09:16:38 AM  
It's a Festivus Miracle!!
 
2013-12-24 09:40:49 AM  
Good, fark Arizona and everything associated with it.
 
2013-12-24 09:42:51 AM  
I was under the impression that play stopped when a puck gets lodged in the equipment.
 
2013-12-24 09:51:40 AM  

SevenizGud: Hockey could be interesting if they got rid of offsides calls. Can you imagine how boring basketball would be with an offsides rule? The final score would be 34-30.


Basketball has an offsides rule. It's called 'Over And Back.'
 
2013-12-24 09:53:26 AM  

ElwoodCuse: keylock71: Is he a big diver? Don't get to see him play much. This definitely puts him into Dennis Wideman territory, at any rate.

The other night he did one that European soccer players are still laughing at


Was that the one versus the Habs?
 
2013-12-24 10:04:03 AM  

SevenizGud: Hockey could be interesting if they got rid of offsides calls. Can you imagine how boring basketball would be with an offsides rule? The final score would be 34-30.


I don't think there would be much change in basketball other than maybe backdoor plays going away.  And for just about everyone other than Princeton that's an occasional play.  Going 4 on 5 in basketball is so difficult I don't think anyone could successfully play with one guy always hanging out at the opponents basket.  It's much easier in hockey and especially soccer to defend down a man.
 
2013-12-24 10:19:01 AM  

SevenizGud: Hockey could be interesting if they got rid of offsides calls. Can you imagine how boring basketball would be with an offsides rule? The final score would be 34-30.


Really the only thing that would change is the death of outlet passes. Sorry, Kevin Love. We can get together with Wes Unseld and pour out a 40.

/also, see that other comment about over and back
 
2013-12-24 10:22:55 AM  
Mike Smith? Any relation to Billy Smith? Billy tore it up in the net on a few Islander playoff runs back in the early 80's. A feisty wall. Yup- the Islanders used to have playoff runs. Glory days....
 
2013-12-24 10:50:17 AM  
Damn. I was hoping to get a 3rd one greenlit.
 
2013-12-24 10:56:42 AM  

Palmer Eldritch: SevenizGud: Hockey could be interesting if they got rid of offsides calls. Can you imagine how boring basketball would be with an offsides rule? The final score would be 34-30.

Really the only thing that would change is the death of outlet passes. Sorry, Kevin Love. We can get together with Wes Unseld and pour out a 40.

/also, see that other comment about over and back


I don't think that would change much, if they adopted the actual rule from soccer, which is that you cannot be called for offsides on your own half of the court.  Most outlet passes are going to be to a guard breaking out to the side, but still on the defensive half of the court.

The problem would come with defenses putting in a zone defense that played the back line around the free throw line or so.  Still there would be a lot of chances for some backdoor cuts and lobs, but it would be interesting to see.
 
2013-12-24 10:57:53 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I was under the impression that play stopped when a puck gets lodged in the equipment.


Yes, the play is called dead when that happens. However, a couple of things happened in this case that didn't allow that to happen.

One, the puck wasn't officially lodged in his equipment. It was caught on top of his jersey which was over his pants. If he could or would have stood straight up it probably would have fallen off.

Second, no one knew exactly where the puck was and Smith actually did the correct thing. He dove back into his net so fast, the officials didn't have time to find the puck and blow it dead.

The way Smith reacted, it looked like he felt the puck had been battened in the air somehow. Goalies are taught to get in the net to keep the puck from hitting them and bouncing into the net.

It couldn't have happened to a better person or a better team. Between Smith's acting job and the team crying, they are hard to watch. They try to be a tough physical team like St Louis, Chicago, LA, etc yet come off like a bunch of little brother's that want to take their ball and go home when things don't go that way.

I remember in the playoff a couple of years ago when Brown and Rozsival collided in a playoff game. Phoenix players/coaches carried on and on about the hit being dirty and how Brown "destroyed" Rozsival's knee while in fact Rozsival had a charley horse on his thigh and was pretty much fine the next day.
 
2013-12-24 11:19:46 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I was under the impression that play stopped when a puck gets lodged in the equipment.


Usually when the ref loses sight of the puck (unless the goalie freezes it under his glove), they give it a good few seconds to see if the puck is loose and pops back out again.

That said, it's not really clear that the ref ever actually lost sight of the puck.  It was clear from the video that Pysyk at least (and likely several other players, but not Smith) knew where the puck was the whole time.  Pysyk raised his arms to celebrate the goal the moment Smith backed into the net, which means he knew exactly where it was.  If some players know where the puck is, it's entirely plausible that so does the ref.

Also, the puck was never really "lodged" in his equipment.  As Smith backed up, the puck was visible on the overhead view bobbing up and down.  At the end it was clearly visible just lying on top of Smith's jersey.  It likely would have just fallen off if Smith had straightened up instead of remaining bent over the entire time.  It's hard to say based on all that that it was "lodged" in his equipment.

The Sabres have beaten both Boston and Phoenix in the last week.  Damn you all, you are ruining our tank!  I was sure we had 30th place all locked up, but now we are in danger of being passed by Edmonton!
 
2013-12-24 11:30:25 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-12-24 11:37:38 AM  

idesofmarch: Good, fark Arizona and everything associated with it.


i1086.photobucket.com

/This kinda negates the awesome Smith goal earlier in the season.
 
2013-12-24 11:45:07 AM  

isthisme: It couldn't have happened to a better person or a better team. Between Smith's acting job and the team crying, they are hard to watch. They try to be a tough physical team like St Louis, Chicago, LA, etc yet come off like a bunch of little brother's that want to take their ball and go home when things don't go that way.

I remember in the playoff a couple of years ago when Brown and Rozsival collided in a playoff game. Phoenix players/coaches carried on and on about the hit being dirty and how Brown "destroyed" Rozsival's knee while in fact Rozsival had a charley horse on his thigh and was pretty much fine the next day.


Considering Brown just injured another player with a knee-to-knee hit and the Kings have injured the same Coyotes defenseman twice in 2 years, I think you can shut it. And when the hell does Smith act? Citation needed on that. Good luck finding one.

There's far bigger floppers in the league. Try watching the Chicago Divers once in a while. And hell, last night Buffalo got away with things that the Coyotes were called for. Watch a game without biased eyes for once and you'd see how full of shiat the NHL refs are.

/Combine the Coyotes loss with how the Cardinals got screwed by the end of the Falcons-49ers game and last night just flat out sucked
 
2013-12-24 12:05:34 PM  
Chicago divers?

Oh you are so high. Quick, tell me how all the NHL is out to get Raffi Torres despite his clean, artful and talented play.
 
2013-12-24 12:08:33 PM  

idesofmarch: Good, fark Arizona and everything associated with it.


Do you serve in the Washington state house?
 
2013-12-24 12:18:05 PM  

Publikwerks: idesofmarch: Good, fark Arizona and everything associated with it.

Do you serve in the Washington state house?


No, I just hate Arizona. Bunch of farking fascists.
 
2013-12-24 12:18:27 PM  

Savoir-Faire: Chicago divers?

Oh you are so high. Quick, tell me how all the NHL is out to get Raffi Torres despite his clean, artful and talented play.


1) I never defended Torres on that Hossa hit. I can prove that to you, too.

2) Torres isn't even on the Coyotes anymore. He tore a knee ligament with SJ in the preseason.
 
2013-12-24 12:28:32 PM  
Just reported by TSN: Bergman has upheld Shawn Thornton's 15 game suspension.

He does have the option of a 2nd appeal to an independent arbitrator.
 
2013-12-24 12:29:01 PM  

desertgeek: Watch a game without biased eyes for once and you'd see how full of shiat the NHL refs are.

/Combine the Coyotes loss with how the Cardinals got screwed by the end of the Falcons-49ers game and last night just flat out sucked


Bad officiating is infecting all 4 major sports.  You hear the complaints from the fans of the team that has the bad call go against them.  It really hurts the sport for the neutral fan of the sport who just turns the game on to enjoy the match.
 
2013-12-24 12:30:51 PM  

unyon: bingethinker: Gretzky used to go behind the net and bounce the puck in off the goalie's ass. Or anyone else hanging around in front of the net. That's how Dave Semenko got 20 goals one year.

I was at an Oilers-Flames game in the '80s when Gretzky put one in off of Semenko's ass.  So the story checks out.


You going to the New Years game? I might wear my Flames jersey and a paper bag on my head....
 
2013-12-24 12:33:45 PM  

Muta: Bad officiating is infecting all 4 major sports.  You hear the complaints from the fans of the team that has the bad call go against them.  It really hurts the sport for the neutral fan of the sport who just turns the game on to enjoy the match.


No argument here. It's understandable to miss things in hockey, but some of the misses have been so out in the open that it's inexcusable.
 
2013-12-24 12:41:50 PM  

desertgeek: Just reported by TSN: Bergman has upheld Shawn Thornton's 15 game suspension.

He does have the option of a 2nd appeal to an independent arbitrator.


Yeah, I think everyone knew that was going to be the result of that...

He's still one of my favorite Bruins, but the punishment fit the offense.

Still glad he rung Orpik's bell, personally, but I really liked Orpik's response regarding the incident. Apparently, they know each other quite well and have trained together previously. *shrugs* shiat happens. Nothing a fruit basket or a bottle of Jameson won't fix. : )
 
2013-12-24 12:52:44 PM  

keylock71: desertgeek: Just reported by TSN: Bergman has upheld Shawn Thornton's 15 game suspension.

He does have the option of a 2nd appeal to an independent arbitrator.

Yeah, I think everyone knew that was going to be the result of that...

He's still one of my favorite Bruins, but the punishment fit the offense.

Still glad he rung Orpik's bell, personally, but I really liked Orpik's response regarding the incident. Apparently, they know each other quite well and have trained together previously. *shrugs* shiat happens. Nothing a fruit basket or a bottle of Jameson won't fix. : )


Yeah, I don't get the appeal. I thought it was appropriate - you concussed someone with a cheap hit, you just some English pig with no brains, you know .You do that, you get suspended, you know. 15 games, by yourself, you know and you feel shame, you know. And then you get free.

//I'm tired of it! Puke! Blah! All the time, puke!
 
2013-12-24 12:56:18 PM  

Publikwerks: //I'm tired of it! Puke! Blah! All the time, puke!


Trade me right farking now!
 
2013-12-24 12:58:56 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: You going to the New Years game? I might wear my Flames jersey and a paper bag on my head....


What the hell are you ashamed of?  The Flames are punching above their weight class, playing highly entertaining hockey, and are young.  To top it off, they're entertaining, and they're losing, just like we want them to.  Bout damned time we get some good draft picks.

It could be worse.  They could still be old and losing.  They could still be overpaying for players and losing.  They could be winning enough to almost make the playoffs, but too many to get in on the great draft expected.

I've watched the Flames and their collection of misfit toys take teams like Chicago, Boston, and Pittsburgh to the wall this year in highly entertaining games, only to have it all go south late in the contest.  We could be Edmonton, with their collection of young stars that seem to have grown very comfortable with the idea of losing, and losing bad doing it.

I'm going to kick back and enjoy the World Juniors over Christmas, and entertain visions of Connor McDavid in a Flames uniform in a couple of years.
 
2013-12-24 12:59:58 PM  

desertgeek: No argument here. It's understandable to miss things in hockey, but some of the misses have been so out in the open that it's inexcusable.


Agreed. The "I was looking right at it but I didn't see it" thing needs to be dealt with, soonish.
 
2013-12-24 01:02:30 PM  

boyofd: The problem would come with defenses putting in a zone defense that played the back line around the free throw line or so


Um, people would just drive right through that and dunk before backpedaling defenders could even catch up. Attacking a stationary defender at the free throw line with absolutely no one else between him and the basket? I can hear Lebron salivating already. And can you imagine what a speedier guard like Ty Lawson would do to that? Every offensive possession would look like a fast break. It's just too much easier to move on hardwood while dribbling a ball with your hands than to move on grass while dribbling a ball with your feet.
 
2013-12-24 02:27:04 PM  
That was the greatest goal I've seen in a while.
 
2013-12-24 04:04:36 PM  

Publikwerks: keylock71: desertgeek: Just reported by TSN: Bergman has upheld Shawn Thornton's 15 game suspension.

He does have the option of a 2nd appeal to an independent arbitrator.

Yeah, I think everyone knew that was going to be the result of that...

He's still one of my favorite Bruins, but the punishment fit the offense.

Still glad he rung Orpik's bell, personally, but I really liked Orpik's response regarding the incident. Apparently, they know each other quite well and have trained together previously. *shrugs* shiat happens. Nothing a fruit basket or a bottle of Jameson won't fix. : )

Yeah, I don't get the appeal. I thought it was appropriate - you concussed someone with a cheap hit, you just some English pig with no brains, you know .You do that, you get suspended, you know. 15 games, by yourself, you know and you feel shame, you know. And then you get free.

//I'm tired of it! Puke! Blah! All the time, puke!


Who own da Cheifs
 
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