Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by snag, Feb 22, 2021 at 9:21 PM.
Pretty much, he has hot start every year.
lol. They headline Injuries.
We are missing Klefbom and Bear most of the year. 2 top 4 dmen that played last year. They missed Muzzin, Geezer Thornton, Scrub Simmonds, and Hyman....Their goalie as well. So many excuses.
Nobody actually thinks Cassie came up with this herself ... do they?
That entire panel feels like a weak attempt at creating some kayfabe and bringing it to the NHL.
Ooooh how do we increase ratings? Let's get one of the panelists to make a ridiculous statement that the best player in the centre of the universe has passed the best player in the world.
Who has the least credibility on the panel? Cassie! Yeah, we have a long track record of her spouting garbage with no concern about her credibility or reputation. She's the perfect person to state this foolishness publicly!
Surprised she hasn't been taken to the cleaners after she trended on twitter. She is awful, not even flames fans liek her.
I like how for literally a decade, it was always Crosby is the best. There was never any argument. Whatsoever. You asked pretty much anyone who the best player on the planet was, and it was Crosby. Not challenged, not really any push back
We're into YEAR f***ING SIX of McDavid. In the last 5 years (not counting his rookie year where he got hurt), he's got 60 more points than 2nd place (Kucherov). Points Per Game? 1.40 to 1.31
He has more 5 point games in his career already than Crosby does. And if their numbskull coaches would play him a few shifts in 3rd periods of blowouts (like Draisaitl still got 6 shifts in the 3rd last game despite being hurt), he'd probably have a few 6 point games and a 7 point game.
This argument is f***ing tiring man. People still think Crosby is the best and I don't think he's even top 5, maybe even top 10 at this point!
If McDavid played on the Leafs or one of the NHL's darling teams like the Pens or f***, even the Blackhawks, we wouldn't be hearing this shit, and nobody can convince me otherwise
It's f***ing tiring. It really is.
Ovechkin was always a great player, but always #2 to Crosby. He was more complete than Crosby was in their younger years. Played better defense, and was a lot more physical.
Like enough's enough f***. The dude could get 130P next year and Matthews and MacKinnon will be at like 100 and we'll still have to hear about whos better.
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heh, yeah. tbh I try not to pay attention to any of these commentator goons. For sure I don't listen to any of their pregame squawking or between periods garbage. If guys like Howie Meeker were still around I would listen. I think I try to tune these people out and its better that way, enjoy the game more when I don't even pay attention to what they are saying.
I'm not on twitter either so I could easily escape all the inanity except for people posting it up here and getting me riled up..
It's because he's on Edmonton that's why. It's pathetic of the NHL or any analysts to just question him because he's on the OILERS lol it's so embarassing of the league. This league will always be B league because of crap like that
I know I shouldn't be this mad, but it's f***ing tiring. The Oilers hate is f***ing outrageous. It's like people hold it against the Oilers for winning a f***ing lottery. They didn't even have top 2 odds...
Like even in the MLB and NBA, people recognized greatness on those teams when they were the only Canadian teams. Kawhi was regarded as the best player in the NBA that year they won. Donaldson winning MVP, etc. And there wasnt much debate really.
It's just... it's f***ing absurd. So McDavid isn't very good in his own end. Guess what: Neither are Matthews/Ovechkin/Pastrnak/Kane/Draisaitl, f***, even MacKinnon. McDavid makes up for it by getting more points than everyone.
It's so tired that it's almost becoming wired lol.
Was told on the main boards last night they were missing Thornton’s grit.
I've looked everywhere and I can't find a #97 grit.
She's a homer (like so many of us are) but doesn't deserve any abuse. It's just a hockey game--nothing more, nothing less.
Why do you think she deserves special treatment?
We criticize male commentators/journalists all the time. You must have noticed the vile spewed at Matheson among others. Unless you have posted about male commentators not deserving abuse you are acting in quite the misandristic manner.
She doesn't deserve special treatment but some of the comments I read here went too far.
I have a tendency to ignore most advanced stats largely for those reasons. I do think the eye test is best. I mean good play is good play. A wins is a win and a goal is a goal. To me some advanced stats are like plus minus, taken alone doesn’t say anything.
I have a subscription to the Athletic and enjoy it for the most part. Their advanced stats guy, Dom Lyzyzyn actually tried to use advanced stats to justify keeping Draisaitl off his Hart ballot altogether. WTAF?
As much as I made fun of his voice when I was a kid, I miss Howie Meeker. He didn’t blow smoke up fans asses by kissing up to players or teams. If someone wasn’t playing well he’d tell you about it and tell you what they were doing wrong.
Her Name now shall be Cassie ( Karen) Campbell
Cassie, her comments and the reaction to those comments is the subject of this thread.
Which comments went too far? Everyone of the criticisms on this thread would be equally acceptable if you switched the name Cassie with Kevin. This thread has been absolutely on point. Women don't need anonymous white knights who complain about comments. Good female hockey pundits should keep working. Bad female hockey pundits should not keep working. Same approach for male hockey pundits.
Cassie is not good at her job.
Grow up people.
I mean in the GDT people were saying despicable things about her and her looks and I agree those are uncalled for. I haven't seen anything in this thread but I haven't looked either.
That GDT had a couple borderline posts and one that crossed the line. Today had one that crossed the line and it was removed pretty quickly.
Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with that tbh.
She got the job for the obvious reasons of her ties and commitment to the game and her recognizability for it. To attack anything more than her job performance as a commentator is just....pathetic.
That is why I chose the title I did and merely posted the link without saying a peep as I thought that combination said it all from my perspective.
The personal attacks cross a line, especially considering how much dumb shit she spews.
There's plenty of material there without having to make it about her.
I agree, but it is still a double standard.
People still call Friedman chubby and there is even a poster whose avatar is Darryls' nose and another with Don Cherrys' Jowl. Neither are complimentary at all. Both are meant to denigrate their looks yet there they are posting up a storm.
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