- 04/20/2011, 02:05PM ET
BM. said 04/20, 02:05 PM
Defend yourself, AGAIN.
Ever since I have seen you in the hockey message boards, you have talked about one thing and one thing only. The referees.
With each comment you make, you blame everything on whether or not the refs made the correct call for the "correct" team. By the way you comment, you make it seem as if whatever team has the most powerplays is the team that wins the game automatically. You constantly talk about the Pens and how they ALWAYS get the calls and ALWAYS have more powerplays. You go on to cite that as the reason they win games.
But this TD isn't about the Pens, it is about your incessant whining about the referees.
I'm sick of it, and you must defend yourself.
The referees do not decide every single hockey game!!
Quite the opposite, actually.
The teams decide games. The offense does. The defense does. The goalie does. The coaching sometimes does. Skill decides games. Momentum decides games. Matchups decide games. Injuries can decide games.
Please defend your opinion regarding the referees being the end all, be all of a hockey game, because it has gotten to the point where it literally makes me nauseous to read your posts.
BM. said 04/21, 10:31 AM
You always have such a strong opinion until you get challenged.
How about you post a real argument this time.
hockeynutz69 said 04/21, 10:32 PM
WSH vs NYR has seen 2 games decided in favor of the Caps by the refs. Game 1 NYR had a 1-0 lead late in the 3rd when a goal was scored by WSH when Ovechkin hacked and poked at a puck that was under Lundqvist until it went in. All season long the refs have stopped play in those situations or used the intent to blow the whistle to disallow those goals. This one counted for some reason and let the Caps into OT. They then won in OT. Game 4 had a similar situation when Lundqvist appeared to have the puck covered long enough for a whistle. The ref never stopped play and the puck was poked in opening the scoring for WSH. WSH then scored 2 more in the 3rd to force OT. In the OT Dubinsky and Gaborik had a clear 2 on 0 broken up by the ref of all people. He had plenty of time to get out of the way but instead, interfered with what was the best scoring opportunity of the entire game. WSH then won in double OT. There are so many examples in other series so far where officials have decided the outcome of close games. It's been happening for years now. I'm sure you have seen some as well.
BM. said 04/21, 10:42 PM
Of course there are examples where the refs effect the outcome of the game. But the overwhelming majority of the games are decided by the players and the players only.
I'm over this.
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