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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
“He comes with a lot of speed and makes you back off, but I don’t think he did anything special,” said Rinne after the Predators’ record fell to 6-4 in shootouts. “He made a nice move, but I thought he fanned on the shot. He was trying to go upstairs and fanned on it and I was leaning a little bit.”
The Bolts Beat, 1/3/11: Roloson in the Mix, Odd Goalie Out, the Last Word on Spin-o-Rama Gate & More
In the first installment of The Bolts Beat for 2011, Jon, Mike and Mark give their thoughts on Tampa Bay’s addition of goaltender Dwayne Roloson and why the deal was made now. Later, things get a little spicy when the conversation turns to what it likely means for Dan Ellis and/or Mike Smith.
Also, the guys give their thoughts on the stellar NHL debut of yet another goalie, Cedrick Desjardins, and discuss how he might fit into the Lightning’s future plans.
And, finally - no, really, for the last time - the gang reluctantly entertains the controversy that should never have been over Steven Stamkos’ penalty shot goal against Montreal.
All that, plus more (including a special announcement!) after the jump…
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A few weeks ago, Edmonton’s Linus Omark’s spin move from center ice to begin the eventual shootout winner over Tampa Bay irked the Lightning. Players called it disrespectful, embarrassing and so on and so forth. I opined that it was no big deal and that the Bolts were overreacting. A day later, many of them realized just that, including the victimized goaltender, Dan Ellis, in particular.
“Bottom line, the kid scored,” Ellis told ESPN 1040’s Mike Corcoran. “In the end, if we want to go spin every time and put the puck in the net, then so be it.”
Last night, Steven Stamkos was awarded a penalty shot against Montreal and converted to lengthen the Lightning’s lead in an eventual 4-1 win with a more traditional spin-o-rama from in tight.
And, sadly, it didn’t take long for several mouths to start yapping about Stamkos’ attempt being just like Omark’s, when nothing could be further from the truth. Snarks aimed at Ellis, specifically, were commonplace and one has to wonder, at this point: What is it that people outside of Tampa (and maybe Detroit?) seem to hate so much about the Bolts? Success breeds contempt, I suppose - or maybe it’s a Florida/Southern hockey thing… But it seems like any time anything even remotely spicy pops up around this team, so many are - pardon the pun - lightning-quick to pile on.
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On this week’s episode, Jon, Mike and Mark discuss the “controversial” shootout move by Edmonton’s Linus Omark that beat the Lightning on Friday, address the ongoing goaltending concerns and ponder what, if anything, GM Steve Yzerman might do to fortify the team’s netminding, including the hot topic from yesterday - the idea of signing free agent goalie Evgeni Nabokov.
Plus, the word “foof” is used, which has to be considered a milestone of some sort.
Listen in after the jump…
Am I the only one who thought the Linus Omark shootout goal was not jaw-dropping, spectacular, fabulous, etc. Spin move at center ice? What’s next, a back flip? Anything is possible when you have the ice to yourself!
added 9:19am, from Gerry Moddejonge of the Edmonton Sun,
“I didn’t think it showed a lot of respect in this game,” said Stamkos, who missed his shootout attempt in Round 2.
“I mean, you don’t see Crosby or Ovechkin doing that and they’re the two best players in the game.
“(Omark’s) a creative player, he’s got good skill. I’m not taking that away from him, but it didn’t really have any implication on his moves, so I don’t know why he did that.”
This video has made the rounds on the web today, so maybe you have seen it already but Linus Omark, and Edmonton Oilers prospect, makes a nice move on a shootout goal.
I do have a couple of questions- I wonder how an NHL goalie would feel about the goal and is the announcer trying to imitate Jack Edwards (ha, ha, ha)?