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"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." Kerry Fraser, former NHL referee, stating that he thinks the position of the Kings in the standing might have influenced the NHL's decision to not suspend Toffoli March 24/15

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/c-...offoli-1.239220

"Every 50/50 call in the series has gone against the Canucks" - TSN color commentator Ray Ferraro after the Shark's 24th powerplay of the series ended game 4 in over time. The Canucks had 10 powerplays in the series. May 7th 2013

"I felt that if it was a level playing field we would have won the game." - Mike Gillis after an OT loss in game 6 round 1 of the 2011 playoffs.

"I don't think they even know what a kicking motion is." - Henrik Sedin speaking about the league reviewing goals. December 20, 2009.

"One of the worst calls I have ever seen from Toronto." "It was very questionable." - Henrik Sedin speaking about the NHL head quarters' decision to disallow an apparent good goal. Game 3, round 1 of the 2010 playoffs.

"The NHL installs the cameras above the net to review the puck on the goal line. But also so they can withhold the replay and add more drama to the situation" NHL live host - Deb Placey 10:30 AM January 8, 2010

"A few years ago in Dallas, I lost sight of the puck during a scramble behind the net. I blew the whistle, which took away the Stars' game-winning goal. I saw later that I was completely wrong, but there was nothing I could do. I made the call I thought was right at the time." Kelly Sutherland, NHL Referee. Source - http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=3243900

"He should sit out for the rest of the year, making calls like that. That make us look bad. Every 2 points are so important in this league, and we just blew 2 points because of his officiating tonight. When Smithson hit me from the sideways, he (Auger) said 'I saw the replay you had your head up, you weren't really hurt, and you made me look bad, so I'm gonna get you back tonight' And he did and he cost us 2 points. I don't think its fair for the fans I don't think its fair for my teammates and I don't think its fair for everyone to deal with that. Lets say we miss playoffs by 1 point at the end of the year, that might be the game that will cost us the playoffs. Its important, all our jobs on the line theres alot of money involved, alot of people who want to enjoy the game." Alex Burrows speaking about Stephane Auger's officiating in a 3 - 2 loss to Nashville Jan. 11 2010.

"I'm not the type of guy to make excuses, that's not who I am, but I have never seen anything like it in my whole career. It's the first time I've seen calls like that, especially when the game is on the line." Roberto Luongo speaking about Stephane Auger's officiating in a 3 - 2 loss to Nashville Jan. 11 2010.

"Everybody has those guys; That you seem to lose more games with certain referees on the ice" Paul Maurice Jan 12 2010

"You certainly know which refs like certain teams, I've seen that before, and certain refs don't like your team." Jamal Mayers Jan 12 2010

"The National Hockey League will not tolerate the fact that he brought into question the integrity of both the official and the game. I firmly believe that nothing inappropriate was said and that Referee Auger's intentions were beyond reproach." NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell speaking about Mr.Burrows comments about referee Stephane Auger. Jan 13 2010

NHL sets president Saturday April 10/2010, kicking motion includes kneeing the puck in the net, meaning no goal. Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers. Referee Chris Lee.

"Even with all the stupid people that run the game of hockey, it's still a great game. Go figure." Theo Fleury

"I got speared in my members, If anyone gets hit there, they're going to go down. I think the refs saw me fall and just called diving." - Ryan Kesler after a 3 - 2 loss at Montreal Feb 2nd, 2010

"You know what really burns the referee? When they give the guy life, when he gets kicked out of the game, and you come back and don't even miss a shift. I always made sure when some thing like that happened the guy at least missed a shift so you at least get the referee off the hook!" Don Cherry talking about the Burrows/Auger incident. Saturday Jan. 16th 2010 on Coaches Corner

Ron Wilson: U.S. head coach: "The puck hits the referee's skate – no one's mentioned that – and that ended up causing kind of a kerfuffle that happened in the corner and they took advantage of it."

Bill McCreary: Referee: "If (the puck) did (hit me), I certainly didn't feel it. If it did, it certainly wasn't in favour of any team."
The Olympic Gold Medal, tainted by a referee's assist. Feb 28 2010.

"There are two things in life you do not want to know - what goes into a hot dog and what goes on at the NHL head office." Roger Neilson

74.1 Too Many Men On The Ice - "If in the course of a substitution either the player(s) entering the play or the player(s) retiring is struck by the puck accidentally, the play will not be stopped and no penalty will be called ."


"It was not a distinct kicking motion, but it was a kicking motion." Mike Murphy, V.P. of Hockey Operations for the NHL describing the disallowed Daniel Sedin goal in game 3 of round 1 2010 playoffs. NHL, Rules subject to change without notice, Lest we forget.

49.2 Goals - Kicking the puck shall be permitted in all zones. A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net. A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who kicks a puck that deflects into the net off any player, goalkeeper or official.

A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal. A puck that is directed into the net by an attacking player's skate shall be a legitimate goal as long as no distinct kicking motion is evident. The following should clarify deflections following a kicked puck that enters the goal

Mike Murphy logic fail.

"When people do due diligence on a club and their interested in buying they typically sign nondisclosure agreements. because when you go through the process you don't do it out in the public eye you do your homework and your required to keep confidential the information thats going on." Gary Bettman on Hockey Night in Canada 7:00 June 2/2010

"Just cheapens the whole deal. It's not about good honest sport anymore, it's programmed. It's influenced. It takes the pure joy out of it for me, as it's just one more thing in this world that is corrupt and mismanaged." debluvscanucks, Super Moderator of the Canucks' board Feb 20, 2013

"It's the ol' referee code of (mis)conduct. The brotherhood of zebras. You see, we been bad boys in the past, 'mbarrassed the league. Made 'em all squirmy and stuff and when you do that, you must be punished. They don't like to get flustered because they don't know what to do.

First time involved a white towel. Then there was that monster Bertuzzi making the league look bad. And Burrows...that ref told him though.

Black marked. So frustrating because you shouldn't hold grudges when you're on the job...you're supposed to be professional and let things go. But people in positions of authority like to feel that mighty power. It makes them taller.

We're dealing with some egos and they'll keep sending a message because we've stepped out of line in the past. And it snowballs...with boneheads behind desks glomming on and making it part of their commentary. It grows into something.

Now we have Torts (chuckle). Buckle down, we're in for a ride." -debluvscanucks, Nov 18/2013


"One of the questions was, 'do [the general managers] want us informing the referees of who we think the individuals are who embellish more often than others?' And for the most part we had most of the managers agree, and there were a few managers that didn't want us the inform the referees. We thought it was relevant that the referees should know." - Colin Campbell, Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the NHL admitting the league influences the referees in what players (or teams) the league considers "embellishers" March 16 2015



But of course the best quote of all

"It's not a question of logic, you don't commit hundreds of millions of dollars on the basis of logic." Gary Bettman. Removed from youtube, and not shown on tsn/otr.

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