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Is The Nhl 'fixed' ?

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Given the obvious 'management' of games. . .

Given the completely inconsistent officiating that ALWAYS seems to favour keeping games close and ... teams in it. . .

Given the favouritism shown to small market american teams. . .

Given the completely amorphus standards. . .

Given that Shanahan is a complete joke. . .

Given that all the old referees have been run out of the game. . .

Is there any other conclusion than the NHL is now the WWF?

#turnitoff

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If the NHL was "fixed" there would be no chance of the Pens getting swept in the first round. The NHL would get their golden boy to the cup every year if they were fixing things.

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For it to be fixed properly, you'd need to have men smarter than Bettman and Campbell in charge...I'm just assuming the cluster... of a season is based on incompetance of all league officials

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This is what politicians do too; they blame it on incompetence when it is actually carefully crafted. I just don't believe that the integrity of the game can stand up to billions of dollars in capitalist profits. No billion dollar capitalist organization leaves anything to chance. It is all about containing risk and maximizing return.

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It's not fixed, just poorly run. Honor and integrity was sold out for the mighty $$

I personally don't even put that much blame on the refs considering they are constantly told to do things different back and forth from week to week. One day it's call the game strict and maintain control. The next day it's let the players play and don't dictate the game. Then we have Shanaban literally pulling numbers out of a hat to determine suspension length which is obviously giving the players mixed signals because it isn't just 1 playoff series getting out of control it's almost every series.

It's chaotic. Though I admit I am still enjoying the games.

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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?
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For it to be fixed properly, you'd need to have men smarter than Bettman and Campbell in charge...I'm just assuming the clusterf*** of a season is based on incompetance of all league officials

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all of your evidence is either your opinion (which obviously is a little bit skewed) or factually unverified.

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there is a code of silence tied to the payers' revenue sharing deal which causes them, for the most part, to turn a blind eye to the obvious interventions of NHL head office.

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codes of silences don't tend to work especially with so many people involved. besides, every player has a huge interest in winning because that greatly affects their contracts.

what obvious interventions of the NHL head office do you speak of? if they want games to be close, why are there so many blowouts? why didn't they call a penalty on LA yesterday to make it go to OT? why were 4 of 7 games of the SCF last year blowouts? why did philly keep getting power plays yesterday when they were winning, instead of letting the penguins a chance to get back in to the game and the series?

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I don't think it is fixed.

It is heavily favored towards specific teams in order to maximize profits South of the border.

oh wait...

this sounds familiar.

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Pittsburgh has its Cup.

LA needs to move on.

Boston was supposed to win.

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It comes down to inconsistency from the refs. They should not have the power to swing momentum in games with phantom calls and non-calls.

And I'm not saying this only happens to the Canucks because it is a league wide epidemic

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but everyone wants to keep watching this series! think of the TV ratings, let alone all the tickets that would be purchased at absurd prices.

why does L.A. need to move on now? why not prolong the series? it would help the ratings, and get everyone in LA more excited.

If boston was supposed to win, why did they receive more penalties than the canucks? why wasn't burrows suspended?

seriously i just don't think it adds up to a conspiracy.

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If cold cocking a guy twice and then pummeling him on the ice is worth 1 game, how many games is an unverified nibble on the gloves worth?

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Is The Nhl 'fixed' ?

There are too many variables to control too produce an outcome that you might want. But I believe that a team could be blacklisted, or as the play-offs evolve, you could give certain teams a helping hand.

For example........Ever since Bettman blocked the sale of Phoenix to Balsillie,Ive noticed a lot of game management in close games with Phoenix. And Im not talkin just with Vancouver, every team. They did go from cellar dwellar of ten years or so to regular play-off apperences in that very year. Can you imagine if after blocking that sale for them to continue too dwell at the bottom of the league......We're are talkin Bettman here.

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If the NHL was "fixed" there would be no chance of the Pens getting swept in the first round. The NHL would get their golden boy to the cup every year if they were fixing things.

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