Long time poster, mostly a viewer now.
Sure, whatever, refs called it poorly. Sure, whatever.
You lose a game 2-1, refs or not, it happened.
It's not like Detroit was up 4-1 and they came back on penalties. I agree, the reffing in this game was piss poor, but fact remains:
We played like s*** for the 2nd and 3rd periods.
Reffing piss poor or not, SJ deserved to win this game.
As a very non-baised hockey fan (Admittedly, I do root Detroit), SJ was a slightly better team tonight.
I admit, Detroit lost a HELL of a lot of momentum being penalized all the time. I firmly also believe the referee's are in on the conspiracy, to make every series last as long as possible.
Uh, half the series went to magically game 7 first round, and half the series went to OT in the second round.
A lot of strange referee action across the league. But if you think Detroit is getting screwed, you should have watched the Vancouver/Chicago series. I have never seen EVER more horrible reffing than that series, for games 4-6. It was so biased and theatrical, I almost became a Vancouver fan, just to see them overcome it.
Yes...the refs are bais, and have a paycheck to fullfill. Yes, it happens.
However, Babcock knows this. The ENTIRE league of professionals knows this.
Is it right? No. But it's what happens when teams like Pittsburgh suddenly get a million goofy retard fans. THey see money and go for it.
Bottom line though, Detroit did actually just not play well. I mean yes, we played well enough to push it to OT, but we sucked at scoring, and most of our offensive lines did nothing. Don't get me wrong, SJ didn't exactly play well either. All things considered, scoring wise, it was fairly even balanced.....but SJ has a lot more chances in the 2nd and 3rd than Detroit.
SJ earned this game. It's *** that the refereeing eventually led to giving it to them, but they played better than Detroit most of the game.
Quit being naive, and assuming the outcome was entirely because of the refs. Sure, I too feel Detroit was basically made into the step childs of the game, but Detroit is a professional hockey team. Trust me, all of your opinions on refs are m00t compared to what they already know about them.
I agree, Pavelski is a diving *****.
I think he thinks he's in the NBA
Fortunately for the NBA, they can just push themselves across the floor, for a penalty.
If you ever slo-mo, an NBA game, watch the penalties. I'll recap it for you:
Guy goes close, Guy 2 gets knocked on his ass from apparently the wind of previous guy, guy 2 lands on his ass and pushes himself 40 feet away and then acts like he got shot by a bullet, or actually a barrage of them. Penalty shot (Basket, whatever) ensues, that amazingly shot guy is perfectly ok to take
God, I hate the NBA.
But NBA reffing appeals to the idiots of america, and NHL reffing is following suit.
It's all about ratings, son. Ratings.
And I work for them, so I know a thing or two. Don't try to find me. I go to great care to be not found
Edited by Joey v3.4, 30 April 2011 - 04:38 AM.
And Boom goes the Dynamite.