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(ESPN)   In hockey, charging the goalie is frowned upon and will get you thrown out of the game. Everybody knows the rest of the team is supposed to pick up his tab   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-05-23 10:42:48 AM  
Getting tossed was a game management decision by the refs.  Lucic got some contact and Smith got to embellish the fall a bit, so they both got what they wanted.  It was also a good move to have Smith go to the concussion room for a bit - you want to lose your helmet like a crash test dummy?  Fine, leave the ice and go get checked out for a bit.
 
2022-05-23 11:27:16 AM  
...he was clearly trying to stop, his play was to cut the inside of the goalie, steal the puck from him and either play for a pass or an easy wrap around.

The ejection and all the other shenanigans is what the smarter guy above me said ... intended to prevent things getting out of hand.

merely a love tap
 
2022-05-23 11:38:53 AM  
Goalie was out of the crease and was going for the puck.  Clean hit.
 
2022-05-23 11:40:51 AM  
B/c of the play by Lucic, they should suspend Tchauk and Kane, just in case. Actually, just b/c, fark those two.
 
2022-05-23 11:41:58 AM  

Jespot: ...he was clearly trying to stop, his play was to cut the inside of the goalie, steal the puck from him and either play for a pass or an easy wrap around.

The ejection and all the other shenanigans is what the smarter guy above me said ... intended to prevent things getting out of hand.

merely a love tap


idk, Is Lucic a bad skater? If he wanted to stop he could have stopped. He slowed some but still went through Smith. It was a hit on a goalie in the back into the boards. Can't say Smith didn't expect contact, but that much?

/no idea what the threshold for ejection from an nhl game is, haven't watched in years
 
2022-05-23 11:46:34 AM  
I saw that and I immediately thought "fark you Shoresy"
 
2022-05-23 11:57:20 AM  

Trocadero: B/c of the play by Lucic, they should suspend Tchauk and Kane, just in case. Actually, just b/c, fark those two.


Kane shouldn't be allowed to suit up in the NHL ever, ever again.

If it were baseball, that would have happened.
 
2022-05-23 12:33:16 PM  

Publikwerks: I saw that and I immediately thought "fark you Shoresy"


Fark you, Riley, I made your mom squirt so hard that they made it a Canadian Heritage moment and Don Mckellar played my dick!
 
2022-05-23 12:35:09 PM  
But seriously, are Western Conference goalies cursed this offseason?
 
2022-05-23 12:39:33 PM  

UNC_Samurai: But seriously, are Western Conference goalies cursed this offseason?


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Not like some freakish play happened where by pure chance a stick perfectly went through a goal mask into the goalie's eye...
 
2022-05-23 1:13:42 PM  
Lucic running a goalie? Did I time-travel to 2011? 
Milan Lucic hits Ryan Miller Nov 12, 2011
Youtube TERA-GY2K1o
 
2022-05-23 1:27:15 PM  
These refs have it in for CGY, so none of it matters.
 
2022-05-23 1:27:21 PM  

puckrock2000: Lucic running a goalie? Did I time-travel to 2011? [YouTube video: Milan Lucic hits Ryan Miller Nov 12, 2011]


Ah yes, the hit that directly lead to the Leafs/Sabres line brawl the next pre-season.

And Tampa is curb stomping Florida because of course they are.
 
2022-05-23 1:42:44 PM  

wage0048: Goalie was out of the crease and was going for the puck.  Clean hit.


Found the guy who doesn't understand how hockey rules work.
 
2022-05-23 2:21:58 PM  
This was completely a reputation penalty and Subby's snark isn't helping.

"Ooh no now NHL is not letting people charge the goalie, that's so unfair and..."

For Fark's sake, it's MILAN LUCIC.  He has a HISTORY!  Of COURSE he got tossed!  And I hope that biter gets waived if the Flames lose the series.
 
2022-05-23 2:31:23 PM  
It was for sure a controlled run by Lucic. He knew has going to make contact but didn't go full-speed. He was more than happy to give Smith a little shove into the boards. Not egregious, but like we said last night, definitely Lucic doing Lucic things. Fark that guy.
 
2022-05-23 2:38:30 PM  

fastfxr: These refs Connor McDavid has it in for CGY, so none of it matters.


This is probably more accurate, guy has been unreal. He's putting up absurd numbers and is absolutely on video-game mode right now.
 
2022-05-23 2:59:16 PM  
Lucic slowed up, yes, and then rotated his upper body forward and pushed Smith with his arms.  That says intentional to me, and did to the the guys in NYC reviewing the play.  The game misconduct was the ref doing game management, as was the tickytacy penalty on McDavid later.

Calgary knows what ails them, and it's not the refs.  It's McDavid, and the lack of the guy they need to stop him (Tanev).

Oilers in six.
 
2022-05-23 3:06:51 PM  
One one hand screw Lucic, on the other it's  Mike Smith so I have to doubt he was even hit, dude goes down on a light breeze.
 
2022-05-23 3:14:30 PM  
I thought this was gonna be about Nazim Kadri.
 
2022-05-23 3:36:49 PM  
Is Milan Lucic a bonehead with a bad history? Yes.

Is Mike Smith an actor who also likes to go too far out of the net? Yes.

Is the NHL needing to send a message because it's looking like a playoffs where injuring the goalie is an acceptable strategy to change the flow of a series? Yes.

Carolina, LA and Pittsburgh were ahead in line of the Blues and Oilers with concerns on that last point. Can't remember if the Minnesota goalies or Dallas' Jake Oettinger had run-ins with skaters that raised an eyebrow, but it wouldn't surprise me and I wouldn't be shocked if Colorado, the Rangers or Tampa Bay also have concerns in the next few days about their netminders' safety.

Nip it in the bud, Gary. I don't think your player safety guy is going to do it. ESPN/TSN media slobber highlights of Connor McDavid look less impressive against an EBUG.
 
2022-05-23 3:38:32 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Is Milan Lucic a bonehead with a bad history? Yes.

Is Mike Smith an actor who also likes to go too far out of the net? Yes.

Is the NHL needing to send a message because it's looking like a playoffs where injuring the goalie is an acceptable strategy to change the flow of a series? Yes.

Carolina, LA and Pittsburgh were ahead in line of the Blues and Oilers with concerns on that last point. Can't remember if the Minnesota goalies or Dallas' Jake Oettinger had run-ins with skaters that raised an eyebrow, but it wouldn't surprise me and I wouldn't be shocked if Colorado, the Rangers or Tampa Bay also have concerns in the next few days about their netminders' safety.

Nip it in the bud, Gary. I don't think your player safety guy is going to do it. ESPN/TSN media slobber highlights of Connor McDavid look less impressive against an EBUG.


Pittsburgh's goalie injury wasn't caused by the Rangers, I think, unless I missed someone run DeSmith and didn't connect it to him leaving the game.

But Pittsburgh was all over the Rangers til they knocked Crosby out.
 
2022-05-23 3:47:49 PM  

Publikwerks: I saw that and I immediately thought "fark you Shoresy"



"Lucic, you are such a farkin' beauty I almost forgot you're one of those west coast coonts."
 
2022-05-23 4:07:15 PM  

Dafatone: I thought this was gonna be about Nazim Kadri.


He's getting suspended later today for the Lucic hit.
 
2022-05-23 4:10:11 PM  

wage0048: Goalie was out of the crease and was going for the puck.  Clean hit.


Goalies are not "fair game" when out of the crease, even if the goalie is carrying the puck you're not allowed to hit them.

/source: 12 years as a goalie, Dad was a ref
 
2022-05-23 4:12:01 PM  
If f*ckin' Milan Lucic ran Smith at full tilt, Smith would be out for the rest of the f*ckin' playoffs.
 
2022-05-23 4:15:06 PM  

DragonIV: Oilers in six.


We'll f*ckin' see.
 
2022-05-23 5:34:10 PM  
There are some players I will despise no matter who they play for.  Milan Douche-ic is one of them.
 
2022-05-24 8:31:18 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Fark you, Riley, I made your mom squirt so hard that they made it a Canadian Heritage moment and Don Mckellar played my dick!


Letterkenny/Don McKellar subreferences? In my FARK.com? Now I want some Toledo Surprise & Megan Follows bikini pics
 
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