funat5pm, on 08 May 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:
Now I've heard everything. A hearing????? Why, because some tinfoil donning Canuck fans think the refs are out to get their team? Suck it up and quit whinning. We lost because we're not good enough....that's it. Jeez, with these posts, it's no wonder we're looked upon as a joke of a fan base.
Suck it up? Its like some of you seem to think that 2 1/2 times more PP time, 10 minutes a game, can't possibly have any effect on the game results.
. Sure we probably couldn't have won the series, but stranger things have happened. If the calls were at least closer to even, especially at key moments, we could have made it more of a series. There were other key games where we were also robbed. Non calls like a player throwing the puck out of the zone, or using a glove to prevent a goal going in in the crease.
It couldn't hurt. What else is there? Refs in the NHL are protected more than any other league. They are immune to any public criticism. Gillis must swallow his pride and talk in a way that give them the respect they don't
deserve and explain that his team has tried to curtail any diving or embellishment or yapping and will make an even more concerted effort in the future. And then ask for more of an open mind from the officials, that a team can change its stripes, in return. Its all they can do.