So, officials are above reproach then?
My point is simply unless something is done to change the way the game is officiated, you aren't going to get rid of the human element. In this case, the puck was not in sight. It wasn't like the referee blew a call or made a mistake here. The puck was laying on the opposite side and it appeared Price had it. Every team has benefited and gotten stung by things like this in the past and there really isn't a way to fix it.
The human element is what allows for biased officiating. Consistancy is the key and if every time a SOG was even thought to be stopped by the goalie and the whistle was blown immediately, I'd give them the benefit of the doubt. Thats not how the game went down and it was especially egregious as this was a scoring chance and not just an easy stop with an open lane.
So you would have just assumed the goalie didn't have it and allowed the other team to have free reign upon him because "this was a scoring chance and you assume that it wasn't an easy stop"?
I can guarantee that if Mrazek was treated like that then there would be Red Wing fans up in arms about how the officials were biased against the Red Wings.
I can also guarantee that the officials aren't biased for or against any teams in the NHL. Any claim that they are without proof really is baseless.
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