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  1. According to McKenzie, he stated it should have been a suspension. He also stated that, based on how the rules are written, (reading between the lines) the league has enough leeway to go either way. Obviously, because it was a Canuck being hit, we all know which way they were going to go
  2. Alfredsson is moving his skate towards the net though. He even moves the skate forwards in relation to his body to propel the puck in. Match that with the D. Sedin goal from the first half of the vid I posted, and it seems pretty clear they are applying different standards to different teams. The first example Ron and Don show is from a recent game and isn't from the DVD. Even if you apply the "staying on your line" mode of thinking, than D. Sedin's goal should surely stand, as he is spraying snow in a consistent manor as he attempts to stop at the net. Yet they disallowed it. In a playoff game.
  3. The NHL routinely disregards the precedents it sets, even in cases where they send out addendum DVDs to all the teams in the league to clarify rules Example is kicked in goals:
  4. I remember when they suspended Rome in 2011, they stated 0.5 seconds after a player has released the puck, it is a "late hit". Rome's hit was 1 full second after Horton released the puck and that got him 4 games of the Stanley Cup Finals. Watch any hockey game and compare the late hits to that of Aaron Rome and you'll realize the league makes up the rules as they go along to favor certain teams and keep certain teams down. Rome's hit, suspended entirely based on lateness of hit:
  5. Never expect the league to do the right thing. Ever.
  6. After seeing Toffoli get 0 games for running Burrows from behind into the boards, I realize anything is possible with this league
  7. Blindside hit where the principle point of contact is the head. Should be a lengthy suspension, but what did Keith get for targeting Sedin? A slap on the wrist and a rest before a playoff run. I expect the league to drop the ball on this one too and make it a 1 - 2 game suspension, if at all
  8. It really is a joke, its difficult to watch even as a third party fan because of the forced story lines and inconsistencies. The NHL needs a complete turnover of brass and some owners too (when they're not too busy being an old boys club and denying Jim Balsillie ownership)
  9. same bias as always. Canucks aren't allowed to lay hits, because if they are literally a split second late, its a multiple game suspension. Go and look at the Arron Rome hit in the 2011 finals and count how late it is. 1 second after Horton moves the puck. Same with this hit, 1 second after Polak moves the puck. Yet other teams are given way more leeway, (Johnny Boychuck on Mason Raymond for example, Raymond doesn't even touch the puck on the play). The NHL is rigged, and its not even subtle. also, just a reminder that long time NHL referee, Kerry Fraser believes that the NHL probably takes a teams standings into account when handing out suspensions: " I have to believe that the absence of injury to Burrows, and quite possibly a tight playoff race that the defending Stanley Cup Champions are currently engaged in, had to play a part in the decision by the Player Safety Committee not to take further action against Tyler Toffoli." source: http://www.tsn.ca/c-mon-ref-the-lowdown-on-toffoli-1.239220
  10. wow linesmen screwing the pooch in this one
  11. whats even worse about that icing was that Prust even touched it first, usually in that situation the linesman will accept that he made a mistake and have the faceoff at center ice, but nope. compound the mistake by sticking with that decision
  12. typical, playing a US non-market and they don't spend a second on the pk. Canucks look weak on the 2nd night of back to back games, sure, but the Canes getting some help in this one by the zebras as well
  13. I really think this is the case, if you listened to Colin Campbell talk at the last GM meeting, he clearly stated that the NHL provides the referees with a list of players they deem to be "divers". This is basically an admission that the NHL directs the referees to hold double standards against certain players, and by extension, certain teams. Not to mention the official supervisors are able to give direct instruction to the referees in regard to calling a close game or letting everything go (Boston v Tampa Bay game 7 where zero penalties were called in a series where Tampa was dominating special teams comes to mind). Combine that with the laughing stock that is the DoPS, and it all adds up to a pretty clear picture of how the league can direct how well certain teams do, and how difficult it is for other teams.