I share your general anger at the officiating (although this particular event wasn't a missed call), but what the hell does Bettman have to do with this? Incompetent officiating is one thing, league wide conspiracies are quite another. (HINT: The former exists, the latter does not)
As the commissioner, Bettman is at least partially responsible for ensuring the quality of the officials and the integrity of the game.
(Excerpted - cleaned up) (1) D Slashing - Bertuzzi - valid in my opinion (2) D Goaltender Interference - Abdelkader -- bogus call (3) SJ Slashing - Heatley -- This one was legitimate (4) D Cross check - Datsyuk -- hard to ignore that one. (5) SJ Boarding - Marleau -- totally bogus (6) D Goaltender Interference - Bertuzzi -- consistent with calls in the playoffs (7) D Interference - Stuart -- shoves Nichol into the side of the net. Valid (8) SJ Interference - Murray -- Tight call, but correct enough. (9) D Holding - Bertuzzi -- From where the ref saw it but overall: bad call. (10) D Slashing - Cleary --Chopped Blake's stick in half.. can't NOT call that. (11) D Tripping - Filppula --Pushed Boyles skates out from under him. This is called 100% of the time. (12) SJ Goaltender Interference - Heatley -- Completely bogus call, worse than the 1st both in the timing and severity. (13) D Too many men on the ice - Bench -- Can't argue with it.
Detroit penalties: Valid calls: 7, Bogus calls: 2 San Jose penalties: Valid calls: 2, Bogus calls: 2
Anybody see this in a substantially different way?
EDIT: I know one call is missing, I'm too lazy to see which one and add it.
(1) D Slashing - This was actually Howard; Bertuzzi just served the penalty. I didn't see it, but I heard it was a tap on the leg after being run into/snowed by the Sharks player. That kind of stuff happens all the time - Bogus (2) D Goaltender Interference - I agree. Totally bogus. Nabby initiated contact, and it was outside the crease - Bogus (3) SJ Slashing - Don't remember this one, so I'll agree - Legitimate (4) D Cross check - Happens all the time in every game against Holmstrom and never gets called - Marginal (5) SJ Boarding - I definitely agree - Bogus (6) D Goaltender Interference - While it might be consistent with how they've been calling it, I don't agree with the call - Bogus (7) D Interference - Agree, this one was valid (although I thought it was embellished too) - Legitimate (8) SJ Interference - Don't remember this one - I'll call it marginal since he called it tight (9) D Holding - Agree; horrible call. Along with the next one led to the 5-3 power play - Bogus (9b) D Hooking - This is the missed one (on Kronwall) - legitimate (10) D Slashing - Hard to not call this one since he broke the stick, but in my opinion, he was trying to play the puck - Legitimate/Marginal (11) D Tripping - Don't remember this one, so I'll agree - Legitimate (12) SJ Goaltender Interference - I'm not sure why it was worse than the first one, but I agree - Bogus (13) D Too many men on the ice - Can't argue with it - Legitimate
I also remember seeing an obvious tripping and interference call against the Sharks that were missed. The trip was during a Detroit power play, so it would have given us a 5 on 3 for about 30-60 seconds, I think.
Edit: I've also ignored all the diving, since that's apparently not a penalty anymore (except when Helm loses an edge, falls, and gets right back up and into the play).