Cuz if I'd cheered against them, Dad'd have backhanded me and I'd have gotten no supper.
Same with the Lions.
Now it's in my blood.
Same here, except it was my two older brothers. And it wouldn't have been limited to just a backhand. I shudder to think what would have happened had I said anything less than complimentary about Gordie.
As much as it pains me, I gotta give it to the Blues; in spite of the chippy s*** they constantly pull, they still played a better overall game. And the Wings make an average goalie look like an All Star once again.
Name me one official in any sport that calls every penalty he sees. It just doesn't happen. Everything is easy to see on TV, especially for a team you're rooting for. I've seen all the games you've mentioned, and I don't see a bias. Calls that don't go your team's way doesn't indicate a bias. Every official in every sport makes bad calls and misses calls. The consipiracy theories are amusing, but have no factual basis.
So Olczyk, who hates the Wings and never says anything good about them caught the too many men on the ice call and said it should be called?
I am SO done arguing with you over this. Watch, don't watch, whatever. If you don't want to believe it, don't. I could not possibly care less.
And don't forget Eddie has a vested interest in this game. Who do you think he'd rather see the Hawks take on- St. Louis or the Wings?
Any of the four officials on the ice can call a too many men. So do they all hate the Wings? So the Wings have never had too many men on the ice and it wasn't caught by an official?
Your confidence in the powers that be is downright adorable. Just because he makes a couple of calls doesn't mean he calls everything he sees. The calls against the Blues were so blatant there was no getting around it. He's not a complete idiot.
And no one is blaming the officials for the lackadaisical play of the Wings. I mentioned O'Halloran working before the game started; it is what it is. And if you take the time to YouTube Wings games he has officiated, there is definite consistency there. Start with the aforementioned Anaheim game and then check out the WCF against Dallas. That should be enough.