Thursday, October 10, 2013

NHL Hockey: Do you have a problem with the Thomas Hertl goal?

So, do you have an issue with the goal that Sharks forward Thomas Hertl scored against the New York Rangers? I don't know, I don't have a problem with this per se, it's over celebrating, but some players do that on every single goal that they score. I can think of a particular college hockey team that does that.

Apparently, the Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates does.
Capitals Coach Adam Oates can appreciate the cool play, but sides with those who don’t see that type of goal as appropriate.

“I’m upset. I was just talking to George [McPhee] and he said all the kids do that nowadays, which I understand. But would he have done it on his first goal?” Oates said. “He hasn’t scored yet tonight and he gets a breakaway, is he going to do that
Sure, Hertl is showboating, but he does score an amazing goal. I suppose during the old days, someone would have come up and pounded on Hertl, or not. I am not sure if the Capitals have the moral high ground either. Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and then dropped his stick and pretended it was too hot to pick up.
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