I got news for you buddy most of us are just pointing out the facts. If you don't like the truth thats your problem. Someone asked about penalty minutes and I gave in depth stat report. You cannot make up that a team received twice as many penalty minutes and 5 x as many 5 on 3's. These are cold hard facts that happened in a playoff series. The whole point is the Red Wings are the least penalized team in the regular season and how in the world can they be the most penalized in the playoffs. It does not add up. It's maddening hockey to watch. One team is clearly embellishing calls not always but maybe 25-30% of the time. The other I did not see any embellishment in. The point is we are frustrated and tired of watching this crap. I quite frankly will not watch it 2 years in a row again.
Draper 10 minutes for being a punching bag most likely.
Too Logical. Looking at FACTS? Come on.
According to T.Low, If you complain about officiating, you're not a true fan. Criticize the players and blame the coach first, even though they played SHUT-OUT hockey for 50 minutes last night until the refs took over. http://www.nhl.com/i...wName=penalties
Throw out the majors and misconducts, because those skew the stats hard. Before last night, San Jose has 25 minors in 6 games or roughly 4 penalties a game. Detroit has 22 minors in 4 games, or roughly 6 penalties per game. Last night - 6 power plays for the Sharks, including a double-minor and 4 of them coming late. 2 power plays for the Red Wings.
Now lets look at the regular season:http://www.nhl.com/i...wName=penalties
Detroit is the 4th least penalized team in the league.
So we can make a couple of arguments here. 1) The Red Wings play gets dirtier as the playoffs start and progress. I think there is some truth to this. As the opponents get tougher, the Red Wings seem to take a few more calls than they normally would, which I think most would agree should be expected. 2) The Red Wings are getting screwed for whatever reason (conspiracy, bettman, octopus throwing, etc. etc. etc.). I think there's truth to this, as well. To me, it doesn't matter why the Wings are getting screwed. I'm just not going to pretend like it's a figment of my imagination and something else is causing it. It couldn't get any more obvious than last night.