No tears being shed on my end, anon. I'm well aware that this year TRI has a much better team than VAN. They will probably sweep us and will defintely roll into the second round with ease. I actually want that so that VAN mgmt will make sure we don't have a team this soft ever again.
Watch the Shinnimin-Gallagher fight clip again. Gallagher is begging Shinny to go before the faceoff doesn't even attempt to play the dropped puck, even the TRI announcer comments on it and he won't go so Gallagher forces the issue. He got the 17 minuter. Shinnimin looked a bit weak running away but that's my opinion. Gally is not the most intimidating guy out there.
Haven't the seen the Gallagher Shinnimin hit yet but I somehow doubt it is as bad as the Shinnimin-Nicholls hit, but I will agree both were bad decisions. I'll wait to see it before I comment but I somehow doubt Gally is going to get 14 games.
And at no point did I ever say the Giants were angels. And I wouldn't want them to be. In fact, that's been my main bone of contention. We are too soft. We won the the WHL title in 05-06 and the Memorial Cup in 06-07 by sh!tkicking every team that came through town, either on the scoreboard or in the alleys, most nights both. That's the kind of hockey that wins Cups and fills seats. Every Franson, Blum and Machacek needs an equal number of McArdle's, Lucic's and Hunt's to go all the way. Tough, nasty hockey is what I want to see every night.
Wes paid the price for his dirty hit. I've never stood up for that hit and he sat 7. Fine with me. I only compared his suspension length with others in previous posts and noted how other similar hits seemed to come up short in terms of further discipline.
Also, never said the Am's were the "worst team in the league"? Where did you pull that one from? They are a top 3 team in the Western Conference and one of the few teams that could potentially give POR or SPO a run for their money in the West.
Not sure how much more complimentary I can be towards TRI here man. No excuses. No tears. Just my honest opinion. The Am's fans get a bad rap on here for being overly defensive. Maybe I can see why now. See ya Tuesday. I'll bring the foil.