TSN: Auston Matthews goal celebration, yes or no?

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  1. LeafsNation75

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    Makes me wonder if on the next Coaches Corner will Don Cherry say how Matthews was dumb for doing that since Kane tied the game.
     
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    I thought Kane doing it back was pretty hilarious (not that I liked it at the time lol).
     
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    Absolute yes.

    It annoys me when players get fingers shaken at them for showing some personality and character.
     
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    Absolutely yes. There's no shame in being shown up by a vet in Patty Kane. You win some, you lose some. I personally loved the little chuckle on Mattys face while Kane was returning the favor.

    For all the uptight folks, IT WAS MATTHEWS that stripped Patrick Kane in OT to start the play that led to the Rielly GWG. Big time players love those types of challenges. They wanna be the best.
     
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    Is this the hockey equivalent to the Bautista bat flip? Heaven forbid a player show some emotion or personality
     
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    No. They should all be robots....

    Seriously though, the exchange with Kane was awesome. You can tell by their smirks that they enjoyed it
     
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    Since the Leafs ended up winning I think what Matthews did last night was better than what he did last season against Colorado.

     
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    Got nothing else to talk about TSN? Jeez
     
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    Loved it. Kaner giving right back to him made it even better.

    He doesn't celebrate every goal like that, nor should he. But that was a good time and place for it.
     
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    Kaner and Matthews are buddies, I loved every minute of it
     
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    I thought it was appropriate and in all honesty if sparks wasn't poo poo should have been the game winner.
     
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    Matthews has generational celebrations. I love seeing him fired up like that. For a kid that can be very bland in interviews, it's refreshing for him to have such personality on the ice at times.

    And yes, Kane's response was excellent. It livens up the game. By that point last night, I was just laughing and really enjoying the chaos.

    It's all good natured fun. The league needs more Subbans, Ovechkins, guys that really show their passion for the fun side of the game.
     
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    Jozay lolwut?

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    It was great. Would love to see more.
     
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    Yes, unless he's going to the other bench and doing xpac suck it motions in a 9-o game, it's all fine by me.

    These are adults, they can handle some motions and it adds entertainment, I'm not for people going crazy after every goal which is stupid, but at special times, it's absolutely great.

    I also loved Ovie's hot stick celebration, notice he doesn't do it all the time though.

    Same thing with Matthews, he scores tons of goals where he is like "meh, cool" so it's not just a matter of "arrogant POS rubbing it in all the time because he is a classless goon."
     
  15. LeafsNation75

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    Assuming Matthews once again makes this seasons All Star Game and I'm sure that will happen, I bet he does that celebration again if he scores a goal.
     
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    LOVED the cellie. The world is becoming filled with PC Police now.. this is a non issue that TSN is trying to make into a story. The guy was feeling emotion and released it all after scoring an important goal, why should this be looked down on? It's not like he gave the crowd the finger, or any other obscene gestures.

    Point is, he was excited, it was an important goal when it happened, the adrenaline was pumping, there was nothing disrespectful about it. Let him have his moment, and enjoy the game as we all do.
     
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    Loved the celly

    Loved Kane returning the favor

    More back-and-forths like this please
     
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    Loved it, hope he keeps doing it for an appropriate goal. Loved how Kane gave it back as well.

    The sport needs more of this, and less of Marchand.
     
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    How many times in his career did Jaromir Jagr give his salute after scoring a goal and no one ever thought it could be disrespectful.
     
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    Right! It adds so much excitement to the game, that back and forth forms rivalries and creates a great narrative for future matchups. The fact that Leafs Lunch is even debating if this was appropriate or not, is ridiculous. It's like they desperately needed a topic to discuss, and pulled one out of their hat at the last minute before air. I get that they need something to discuss, but jesus.. this is bush league discussion for them.
     
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    Makes me wonder what they will do the next time Toronto plays Chicago on March 13, 2019.
     
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    Absolute yes!

    I love players showing some emotion, especially when it's my Leafs :D

    I want these boys so hungry for goals that every single one can trigger emotion like that.

    That's why I don't worry when we're down 1-0 or 2-0 like years ago, because the Leafs LOVE to score goals. And it shows, both on the scoreboard and on their faces. People have to remember they're still mostly kids.
     
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    Friendly rivalry and all in good fun. I've no problem with it.
     
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    It was harmless, although he might have learned a lesson after Kane's rebuttal. Good thing that Matthews got the last laugh though. Did I like it? Hell yeah!!
     
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    In Matthews defense who would have seen Kane scoring another goal with the goalie pulled to tie it for a second time.
     

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