Raymond scores on spinorama; rookie goalie calls him a showoff
Remember a little more than a month ago when Edmonton Oilers rookie, Linus Omark, beat Tampa Bay goaltender, Dan Ellis, on a spinorama goal in the shootout? Remember Ellis’ reaction?
“It’s embarrassing for him,” said Ellis, who apparently never tires of embarrassing himself. “You come into a league, a respectful league like this, and you try a little move like that. It’s not a very classy thing. That’s just the kind of person he is.”
Funny – he never said a thing after teammate, Steven Stamkos, scored on his own spinorama move.
Last night, Mason Raymond scored on the shootout – yes, he scored on a spinorama move – to help the Canucks to a 2-1 win.
After the game, New York Islanders rookie goaltender, Kevin Poulin, came out and criticized last season’s 25-goal scorer.
Kevin Poulin on Mason Raymond’s spinarama goal in the shootout: “It’s a show-off move.”
I’m not sure what’s going on here. I didn’t see a problem with Raymond’s goal, much like I didn’t see a problem with Omark’s and Stamkos’.
I don’t know if this is an NHL thing, but c’mon guys, you don’t hear Sam Perkins calling Michael Jordan a showoff for switching hands mid-flight or Fredric Weis calling Vince Carter disrepectful for giving him the best crotch shot aside from Britney Spears’.
Personally, if I were Ellis and Poulin I’d concentrate on simply stopping the puck than whining about getting beat publicly.
Well to be honest, one has nothing to do with the other. I have nothing against Omarks move, but it was kind of silly and had zero effect on the goal whereas Stamkos’ move was the cause of the goal.