Monday, June 4, 2007

2007 cup finals: the battle of the jackasses

just when i thought maybe daniel alfredsson was gonna take the high road and win a cup, he pulls the most absolutely ridiculously selfish and stupid move i've maybe ever seen on the ice. with a second or two left in the 2nd period of this game four, the guy decides to crank a slapper directly at scott niedermayer, instead of either aiming for the net or just counting down till the buzzer.

sure, there was another player between him and the duck's net, but it would've made far more sense to aim in that direction, instead of stopping short and blasting a howitzer off of the opposing team captain's ankles....

while it hurts me to no end to think that pronger will enter the triple gold club, i have to say i hope alfredsson never wins a cup. ever. and it looks like this year he'll drag down a bunch of really great teammates into his bad karma black hole....

sorry, ray.

4 comments:

MetroGnome said...

Think the Sens will looks to deal Alfredsson in the off-season now (assuming the Ducks win the cup)?

duncan said...

C'mon. The Ducks are a dirty-ass team, and shooting the puck off Nieds's ankle was no worse than, say, Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf repeatedly cross-checking everyone they come near in the back of the neck. It's just different. Do you want Brad May to win the cup despite his brutal sucker-punch on Kim Johnsson in the first round? Scott Niedermayer once clubbed Peter Worrell in the head with his stick. Does that mean he doesn't deserve the cup?

Let's not get too excited about Alfredsson here.

walkinvisible said...

here is my beef with alfie, bottom line.

other guys do things in the heat of the moment on the ice that are fuckwit moves, but hockey-related. pronger elbows mcammond in the head. perry/getzlaf crosschecks. chris neil gettin' busy in the corners.

alfredsson, with time on the clock winding down, made a totally selfish NON-HOCKEY decision to shoot the puck at the opposing team's captain. AND, i might add, proceeded to SUCKERPUNCH travis moen in the face WITH HIS GLOVE ON. then he pussied out of a verbal tousle with niedermeyer. seriously. alfie looks like a complete wuss as the ref tries to seperate the two & shoo them off the ice.

alfredsson is a skilled hockey player with absolutely no common sense whatsoever...

duncan said...

I would argue that shooting the puck is hockey-related. I'm not saying it was smart. But you have to make a decision about anything you do. Just because it's not a common thing doesn't make it non-heat-of-the-moment.

Incidentally, Niedermayer punched some Sens guy in the back of the head in that same scrum, and nobody's talking about that.

People have been looking for something to criticize Alfredsson for all playoffs. Now they've found it.