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.

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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2 Responses

  1. Lunchbox_316 says:

    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.

  1. April 17, 2011

    […] of the head for it, Dan Ellis complaining because Omark spun at center ice, and even Kevin Poulin calling Raymond a showoff. Seriously? Are goaltenders aware that the shootout is a skills competition? Do they know […]

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