wow i've never heard this theory before!
no, i don't think the NHL is rigged.
Is there any other conclusion than the NHL is now the WWF?
yes, there is. you have homer glasses on. refs are inconsistent in every sport. have you watched any other sports?
soccer- what's a foul? was that a yellow or red card? penalty kick? suspension? super inconsistent
baseball- strike zone? ejection from the game? suspension? balk? super inconsistent
football- pass interference? roughing the passer? unnecessary roughness? contact to the head? suspensions? super inconsistent
basketball- hello, FOULS? technical? suspension? most inconsistent calling ever
hockey is a human sport. mistakes are made. until you have statistics that back up the claim that the reffing "favour keeping games close" then i think you can't just claim it's fixed. (the imaginary stats btw might have something to do with the fact that teams that are ahead tend to play a lot of defense and most penalties are defensive ones)
all of your evidence is either your opinion (which obviously is a little bit skewed) or factually unverified.