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Duchene calls out uneven officiating overseas

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08:19 AM ET 11.05 | Though living the lockout life is no vacation for many NHLers, those who made their ways overseas are having their own on-ice struggles. [Colorado's] Matt Duchene is in a better situation than his locked-out brethren at home, he's not enamored with the level of officiating. Duchene feels he's on the receiving end of too much obstruction in the Swedish Elite League, where he's been held to one goal and a few assists in seven games with Frolunda. ... The bright young man is not blaming his low output solely on the lack of calls against him, but says it's not helping. "It is sad that the (referees) did not call hooking, slashing and so on," Duchene said in a translated story from the newspaper Expressen. "The level here is quite different than I'm used to."

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November 5, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Please see Saturday's thread for comments.

November 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET

I couldn't read Saturday's thread because I was in tears about this tragedy. My God, the humanity.

November 5, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I couldn't read Saturday's thread because I was in tears about this tragedy. My God, the humanity.

No worries Slappy. The NHLPA is planning an intervention with the Swedish officials and have sent cookies to Matt.

November 5, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I couldn't read Saturday's thread because I was in tears about this tragedy. My God, the humanity.

I totally agree......someone set up a telethon or something

November 5, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No worries Slappy. The NHLPA is planning an intervention with the Swedish officials and have sent cookies to Matt.

Thank you Jesus. I can eat breakfast now!

November 5, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Please see Saturday's thread for comments.

I suppose it's the Mod's idea of an 'instant replay.'

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November 5, 2012  10:16 AM ET

If you wanna hang out you've got to snivel and pout; Douchene.
If you wanna get down and sound like a clown; Douchene.
He don't try, he don't try, he don't try; Douchene.

If you got bad news, like your traded to the Blues; Douchene.
When your day is done and you're still a bum; Douchene.
He don't try, he don't try, he don't try; Douchene.

November 5, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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If you wanna hang out you've got to snivel and pout; Douchene. If you wanna get down and sound like a clown; Douchene. He don't try, he don't try, he don't try; Douchene. If you got bad news, like your traded to the Blues; Douchene. When your day is done and you're still a bum; Douchene. He don't try, he don't try, he don't try; Douchene.

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!...Wayne Newton, put on your skates...........

November 5, 2012  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If you wanna hang out you've got to snivel and pout; Douchene. If you wanna get down and sound like a clown; Douchene. He don't try, he don't try, he don't try; Douchene. If you got bad news, like your traded to the Blues; Douchene. When your day is done and you're still a bum; Douchene. He don't try, he don't try, he don't try; Douchene.

He played for the Swedes;
And the refs got peeved, Douchene :)

November 5, 2012  12:00 PM ET

Tonight on It's the Mind, we discuss the phenomenon of deja vu!

November 5, 2012  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Tonight on It's the Mind, we discuss the phenomenon of deja vu!

Again?

November 5, 2012  01:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Tonight on It's the Mind, we discuss the phenomenon of deja vu!

i think i did that before ;-)

November 5, 2012  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

i think i did that before ;-)

The guy in your avatar looks like he's gnawing off his fingers.

 
November 5, 2012  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Again?

Tonight on It's the Mind, we discuss the phenomenon of deja vu!

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