buddhahoodlum Posted February 17, 2015 Share Posted February 17, 2015 This is my first original post so please be gentle. This post is meant to generate discussion. I am not trying to pile on the hate for the refs. I understand they have an incredibly tough job calling a game where plays happen in the blink of an eye. But... What is your honest assessment of the reffing in the NHL? Poor? Best they can do? Good? Do you think there is an anti-Canucks bias or are other teams equally the victim of this perceived poor officiating? Do the calls truly even out over the course of a season? I'd love to see stats on this but I understand they probably aren't kept. I am especially interested in soliciting the opinions of fans who watch other teams besides the Canucks and/or who watch the other North American pro sports leagues. I have seen many games over the past few years (since 2011 especially) where the Canucks have seemingly gotten the short end of the stick. I'm not ready to believe in an anti-Canuck bias, but... Gregory Campbell's dad hands out the longest SCF suspension for a slightly late hit while letting Boychuk's(?) hit on Raymond go unpunished. There is also the Stephane Auger incident. And all those 5 on 3s versus Anaheim. So, do you believe refs hold grudges against players? Does that impact their ability to be impartial? As a fan, what, if anything, do you think could be done to create greater transparency in how the league conducts officiating? I know for myself the in-game management is probably the most frustrating. If a team is losing late in the game you can almost guarantee they will be given a free pass to trip, hook, and interfere with the goalie until they tie the game up. All I want, and expect from our refs, is a little more consistency. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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