The rumors are true!
Yesterday, the internet was filled with people (not surprisingly, most were New Jersey Devils fans) who were outraged, disgusted, some even ready to form exploratory committees. Why the outrage?
Well, it seems NHL official Dan O’Rourke, who was a Stanley Cup Final referee, was seen at the L.A. Kings parade! Not only that, he was wearing a Kings jersey! AND HE WAS CHEERING!
Of course, nobody had any actual evidence.
There were no real reports, other than some “fans” who claimed to have seen this monster in a Kings jersey.
There were no pictures. There were no videos. As a matter of fact, there still isn’t any real evidence.
So I decided to create some evidence. Because what good is a bad rumor without a poorly done, silly photoshop to go with it!?
OMG!! Do you see that?? IT’S DAN O’ROURKE AT THE KINGS PARADE!!
(Sorry, I didn’t want to put in the effort to get him into a Kings jersey)
Let’s get one thing straight: There is no NHL conspiracy against the Devils.
Did a certain penalty call change Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final? Absolutely. Was the call that horrible that we should call for a congressional investigation? Absolutely not.
It happened fast enough, and it was as close to being a major boarding call as you can get. There was a bloodied player on the ice.
Please stop blaming everyone and everything besides the losing team, which was down 3-0 in the series, for the Cup loss.
You hear the same thing every year from fans of the losing team: “OH MAN, THE NHL HATES US AND THEY WANT (insert opponent here) TO WIN!”
The Kings are a great team, as they proved throughout the playoffs. Blaming anything other than them for the Devils’ loss is sour grapes and makes you sound like you should be wearing a hockey helmet for purposes other than hockey.
I expected more from Devils fans, and I surely didn’t expect people to take conspiracies this far.
But at least it gave me something to do to break up the monotony of my last few days.
So… thank you..?