As is typical, the shoreline is usually clear to discern. Unfortunately your user name isn't exactly what I expect from someone who claims to have an idea, or in this case the opposite. The Wings were clearly beaten in 2 games in the series Game 4 and Game 7. But, the reality check is that the NHL was more than willing to accomodate hitting, pushing, holding, boarding and interference for the Pens when it was at critical junctures for the other victories. Moreover the Wings were penalized in all the games when it seemed like the push could be too great, or the momentum could swing the entire series in Detroit's favor. The only real strength the Pens could muster most of the time was on the PP. So, what better way to kill Detroit's momentum when the time was right. How can a team like the Penguins believe that the NHL, and that freak show of a Commissioner wasn't backing that team. It's a complete farse. So, here are a couple of goodies to stick in the sand by the shore.
1. Shifting from the 7 game series from Anaheim, the league was more than willing to hurry the SCF along without the typical waiting period of the 3 days. In this case only 2.
2. Why would the NHL decide to carry the first 2 games Back-to-Back (first time in 52 some odd years), and yes you will say it's the NBC ticket, but it all seems too coincidental to me.
3. The monstrous "NO" calls during the series against Detroit.... Too Many Men, etc.. Did it ever happen to the Pens?? No!
4. When game 5 seemed to get out of hand because the Pens were vicious and out of control, where were the game suspensions. As these were given to other teams earlier in the playoffs....hmmmmm. Again nothing from the league office... hmmmm.
These are just a few of the items that I can recall from the series, but I bet if i watched the horror show again i would find plenty more to say. So, when an outsider takes a look at the series from a non-biased position and claims that something seems wrong, well I guess we're all use seeing Detroit manipulated from the league over that past years. You can say what you want, when you feel like your running up hill all the time, it tends to reason that you would eventually tire out. Our team is special, we tend to look to ourselves because we are losing, unlike the other said team that likes to cheap shot and intend to injure when the time is right. The Pens were lead by the hand by the league. The Wings are classy and as good as there has ever been in the league. I will miss them, as I will not watch any more NHL until Bettman is GONE!!!