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In Topic: Hiller's pads

06 May 2009 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE (Gizmo @ May 6, 2009 - 09:12AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're correct that it's also upsetting when the Wings put themselves in a position where they have to worry about a single blown call making a difference. However changing the color of Hiller's pads, or pants, or whatever would have only removed the list of excuses the NHL would have to offer to defend the official. In my opinion, they likely had zero to do with it. A better option would be to tell the officials, that in the playoffs they need to add about a second to their internal "egg timer" to made darn sure the puck is actually covered before they commit to blowing their whistle... even more so when they're in a less than optimal position to see the play.

I Agree 100% .. If we change his pad colors then we would have to go around to the rest of the Teams in the league that wear black uniforms and have them change too.. I think what should be done is that if a ref blows the whistle that the play is still reviewable upstairs to make sure something like this is possible avoided.. Not that the knuckle heads upstairs are any better!!