NHL Referee Dan O’Rourke Spotted At L.A. Kings Parade

Posted by on June 15, 2012

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!?

(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..?

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3 Responses to “NHL Referee Dan O’Rourke Spotted At L.A. Kings Parade”

  1. Sean Lowry Says:

    Really, ok bra I feel ya on the whole to many Devils fans complaining about a bad call in a big game, but guess what we are passionate, you guys as Kings fans should be familiar with that right?! Idk really know how many fans are complaining about it but you know damn well you would be whineing like a little girl! I watch hockey from October to June, I’m proud of my team and to be honest know one expected us to make it past the 2nd round so considering we beat our 2 biggest rivals and finally went threw the Rangers to get to a cup, everything else is just icing on the cake! Congrats to the Kings I hope their fan base grows and stays more consistent throughout future seasons I mean it just seems to me that people in LA were like Hmmm ok no Lakers, ok, ok cool let’s watch the Kings! The fact that you are bitching about this is actually funny because everyone in Jersey is ready for next season already, so go watch that YouTube video of Brown’s kids blowing bubbles in chocolate milk out of the cup a couple more times and be happy instead of a idiot trying to rub salt into a wound that’s already healed!

  2. SpeakoftheDevs Says:

    I posted the above comment just so everyone else can see how lazy some people can be. (This guy clearly didn’t read anything, and apparently missed the part where this is a Devils blog, written by a Devils fan – it’s right in my name – about fans who can be ignorant and lazy (the irony!)). And… apparently I’m rubbing salt in a wound? I suppose that would be my own.

    But okay, bra (as you so eloquently put it), I’ll go watch YouTube videos…

  3. Doug Says:

    After attending 43 regular season games, 11 playoff games, and watching many more on TV, I’ve given up trying to figure out what’s a penalty and what’s not.. The officiating in the NHL was the worst I’ve ever seen this year. And not just on the ice, even when a suspension was handed or not handed out