Dwyane in pain: Roloson out for remainder of finals?

Rolosons knee injury may have been worst then it looked. According to the score, Roloson is expected to miss the remainder of the finals with a “lower body injury”. This looks like bad news for the Oil who rod on Rolosons back all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.

Let’s just all hope it’s not as bad as it sounds!

Source – The Score

130 Responses to Dwyane in pain: Roloson out for remainder of finals?

  1. Gretzkin says:

    Buffalo, as an Oiler Fan, was the only team I was afraid to face.

  2. FLAMESOWNU says:




    If Edmonton’s gonna lose this series (which unfortunately for all of us, it COULD very well happen), please don’t let it be a clean sweep. It’s one thing to lose in the Finals when, before that, everything has been going so well for your team in every department (goaltending, offense, defense, special teams, etc), it’s quite another to get swept out of the Finals when you’re team has been on one hell of a run.

    Look at the numbers though… Carolina 2-0 in the series, winning the last game 5-0… even Mark Messier himself insists this series is pretty much over for them, as much as we hate to admit it.

  4. Gretzkin says:

    Edmonton’s fans were given full marks last time around for pulling for their rivals out of respect for the rivalry.

    A classy thing that wasn’t reciprocated is all.

    Carolina is chalk full of Canadians, but Canadians should be pulling for a Canadian team.

    Give yourself a break, Officer 92-93.

  5. my_sphincter says:

    Great response!

  6. Aetherial says:


    This discussion was not about a comparison between the goalies. It is specifically about Roloson.

    Your comment “get a life” is pretty well thought out and mature. I think that gives a pretty godd indication of how seriously your opinions should be considered.

  7. Aetherial says:

    I spent my entire life living in Toronto. So, I have learned to hate all Buffalo teams.

    But the Sabres are my second favorite team. I just really like the way they play the game. Once they were gone, I really don’t care who wins. Part of me wants the Oilers to win because they are the Canadian team and I don’t think that the Carolina market is as “worthy” of a championship as the Edmonton market.

    Part of has experienced, first hand, the disdain that Albertans have in general for Ontarians, so that part is cheering for Carolina.

    But for me, the fun of the playoffs ended when Buffalo was destroyed by injuries.

  8. Aetherial says:

    yeah, first, according to you I was an idiot for my prediction, and you were all about “Edmonton in 4 or 5″… NOW… it is all about “Edmonton *would have* won”.

    Carolina pumped 4 goals behind Roloson in about half a period… yet your whole arguement now is all about Roloson’s injury.

    What possible evidence do you have to suggest that Carolina would even be slowed down by Roloson. Do you *really* think game 2 was Markannen’s fault? Is it impossible for you to see the other factors?

    I really hope for the Oiler’s sake that they think a little differently than you do and aren’t sitting around sucking their thumbs and crying about what might have been.

    They need to man up., and get out there and BEAT Carolina.

    Like I said, considering Carolina scored 4 on Roloson without much problem … I am sure that they would gladly give Roloson back if they could have Cole back.

  9. Aetherial says:

    Yes, it could have been their cup. Frankly, it might still … Carolina has not won 4 yet and Edmonton is coming home.

    As far as what could have been, we will never know. I only know that, when they were down 3-0, they came back and scored 4 straight on Roloson in less than half a game.

    I can only REASONABLY conclude, with what little evidence we all have, that goaltending was/is not the Oilers problem.

    Besides all of that, there is also the issue of not being able to score any goals in game 2!

    Should Carolina win this, and that is by no means guaranteed, then I think it is unfair to cheapen the victory by blaming it on the injury.

  10. Aetherial says:

    It is NOWHERE NEAR over.

    2 home wins and we are all square and EDMONTON will have the momentum.

    They need to mentally toughen up though.

  11. Gretzkin says:

    Yeah, we’re sort of in the same boat.

    I’m an Albertan who has lived in Toronto for 15 years give or take, and I’ve generally had an extreme hate on for Buffalo teams in general. Mainly due to the Bills. I can’t stand them. I’m a Redskins guy. Plus the very mild Eastern loyalty I have for the Leafs made the Sabres tough to take.

    Buffalo has done nothing but impress me this year, and I was rooting for them in the East, with the fear of them having what it would take to take out the Oil in the Final, but I think from my standpoint, it would have been the best matchup to watch, unless of course the Leafs could have made it in.

    I thought, even with the injuries, Buffalo would make it, but it’s too bad.

    I guess losing all of your D will do that.

    I even went down there for a game vs. Philly. They beat them 3-0, and it was an awesome day

  12. 92-93 says:

    i dunno if anyone’s mentioned this one yet:

    From CNNSI ()http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/hockey/nhl/specials/playoffs/2006/06/07/bc.hkn.stanleycup.noteb.ap/index.html:

    Erik Cole is staying busy during the Stanley Cup finals even though he is sidelined by a neck injury.

    Cole watches his Carolina Hurricanes teammates from a high perch in the press box. Then he covers their backs away from the rink.

    The right winger got into his car Tuesday, the day after the Hurricanes’ 5-4 win over Edmonton in the series opener, and heard someone take a shot at Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour.

    An Oilers fan sent an e-mail to talk-show host Jim Rome that said even though he was disappointed his team gave up the winning goal on a busted play behind the net in the final seconds of Game 1, and the fact that starting goalie Dwayne Roloson was knocked out of the series, he was happy his players didn’t resemble Brind’Amour — whose face bears the markings and wear-and-tear of a 17-year NHL career.

    Cole picked up his cell phone and speed-dialed the show’s producer. Once his identity was confirmed, Cole was on the air.

    “You might not look like Rod Brind’Amour, but nothing was uglier than that miscommunication behind the net,” Cole said.

    After Roloson was hurt with less than 6 minutes remaining, backup Ty Conklin flubbed the puck behind the net with teammate Jason Smith, allowing Brind’Amour to take it and stuff it in for the game-winner.

  13. 92-93 says:


    all edmonton fans were classy?

    i guess you just arent getting it are you.

  14. tancred says:

    I’m just curious as to fans’ thoughts on Rod Brind’Amour. He was traded to Carolina in 2000 along with Jean-Marc Pelletier and a fourth round pick for Keith Primeau and a fifth round pick. I remember before the trade went down that the analysts at ESPN (Clement in particular) were so high on Brind’Amour. I think they were basically saying he was the heart and soul of the team. But once the trade happened, I almost got the impression from the same analysts that they thought Flyers GM Bobby Clarke had robbed Carolina. They thought Primeau was that much better of a player, and the trade was heavily lopsided in Philly’s favor.

    So, what does everyone (maybe Flyers fans especially) think? How do Brind’Amour and Primeau compare? Who would you rather have on your team? Perhaps that’s an unfair question, seeing as how Primeau has been hurt almost all season. But how about if he were healthy?

    Regardless of the outcome of this year’s Stanley Cup finals, I think Brind’Amour has been Carolina’s mvp of the playoffs. If Carolina does end up winning, I think he should get the Conn Smythe.

  15. Aetherial says:

    WoW! I would have loved to have gone to Philly to see a game, but I think I would have been scared to cheer for Buffalo.

    Agreed wholeheartedly on the Bills… half my friends and my family are Bills fans.

    I have been an Indianapolis fan since the 70’s (Baltimore) … it has been a long painful experience. I was also a 49ers fan though so at least one team I cheer for won something at some point.

  16. 92-93 says:

    good question actually.

    i think Rob is amazing obviously but i also think that when he is healthy, Primeau can lead his team to a cup. as a leaf fan this was made very evident in the last 2nd round series these two teams met in. i’ll always remember that game 5 performance in Philadelphia when he made Toronto’s D – especially McCabe – look quite bad (or more worse than usual LOL).


    But if they so as much as lose just *1* of their next 2 games at home, then there’s no forseeable way they’ll climb back to win it. I never saw Markannen or Conks as legitimate playoff goalkeepers, and they’re definitely not the kind that can turn things around by winning back-to-back games in 3-1 series deficit situations (with Roloson they could, *maybe*, but with Conks and Marky? Hell no), but I guess all that I base off of lack of experience, which can be the case for many just-starters in the playoffs (though Cam Ward’s rookie playoff run seems to be going well for him and his team).

  18. Gretzkin says:

    Not all, just in general.

    You like generalizations, don’t you?

  19. Gretzkin says:

    I went to Buffalo, not Philly, but all the same, it was awesome.

    The Bills is like Toronto’s team, and I can’t stand it.

    Geography and TV coverage will do that, I guess.

    The Redskins were awesome when I started watching Football, a couple Super Bowls. But things never recovered when Mark Rypen shaved off his moustache, at least, that’s my theory.

    It was nice to see them back in the playoffs this year, albeit, short lived.

  20. tancred says:

    Yeah, that same playoff year, it seemed Primeau almost single-handedly eliminated the Devils (I think D. Markov deserves a lot of credit though, too). Made me sad. LOL

    Not knocking Primeau at all. Like you said, he’s great. In interviews, he seems like a really intelligent and courteous person. However, I think I would rather take Brind’Amour.

  21. Gretzkin says:

    It was Conklin’s fault, he spazzed, held onto the puck for too long, then flipped it at Smith who’d passed by the play.

    I’m sure they’d both want to have that back, but it was all Conklin’s fault.

    That being said, he hadn’t played since April 17th, and was thrown in with 5 minutes remaining in Game 1 of the Finals.

    Nerves would be higher than ever.

    Smith was only an accomplice. Conklin made the error, and admitted it himself.

    Held on to it too long, then spazzed.

  22. leafs_suck_sens_rule says:

    i still blame dora for what happened to the sens…

  23. leafs_suck_sens_rule says:

    pock, you are an idiot

  24. 92-93 says:

    well consideing Primeau’s injury now – yes i agree.

    and brind’amour is a horse out there too … makes me hopeful that Maurice – who played Rod a lot in carolina – will do the same thing for Mats Sundin this year.

    (sorry, i have a tendency to relate everything back to the leafs)

  25. 92-93 says:

    disagree – look a the replays.

    sure he waited too long but he made the play in the end. Smith didnt just ‘skate by’ … he failed to receive the past and then failed a second time – waffing at a clearing attempt. Smith made 2 mistakes. Conklin made one small one.

    Smith is a sure-handed vet. Conklin is a young, cold goalie.

    smith’s fault IMO.

  26. 92-93 says:

    oh yeah – keep them coming.

  27. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    sorry i didnt support either teams why? because without there goalies they were nothing that simple.

  28. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    i also cheer for the better team to win. for example against san jose Dwayne Roloson won not edmonton.

  29. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    personally you can give me either one and im happy. just not in a scoring role though.

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