It is my invitation to you, as fans who love the game, to call out the league for this terrible refereeing and make a change. As I said in my letter, I really don't care if the penalties are tipped in the opponent's favor 10-1 as long as the game is called fairly. The Sedins, two of the most dignified players to ever lace up skates in the NHL, are somehow branded as villains by the league and refs for publicly "believing" that the game will be called as it should. Since the refs have zero accountability, they've turned this against the Sedins seemingly just to show they are in charge. Wasn't it Mario Lemieux who was trying to get games called as they should be? We haven't come very far...
The NHL is rife with phantom calls and blatant missed calls. The refs don't drop the pucks on faceoffs for whatever reason this year, which is driving me nuts. Am I missing something here? Why is it that the NHL clearly has the worst officiating in all professional sports?
This isn't about being a whiny Canucks fan. Like I said, I don't care which way the calls go as long as good calls are made and non-calls are left alone. The game is NOT made more exciting by a power play that shouldn't be a power play.
I invite all of you to email:
1) The Canucks: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) The NHL at the above link
3) TSN: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (not sure if these are correct)
4) ESPN: http://espn.go.com/espn/contact
5) The NHL Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NHL?fref=ts
Please do actually send a complaint, not just "intend" to do so and then forget about it. This is for the future of the game we love that is currently sick.
Please discuss below. To anybody who calls me a whiner -- you are obviously content to watch poorly officiated games.
Edited by tigbond, 05 March 2013 - 07:13 AM.