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Stephane Auger (former NHL ref and now commentator for TVA) wrote a piece on TVA's website about Julien's complaints against the officiating last night... on the one hand, he agrees the refs screwed up in not awarding Byron a penalty shot. He also agrees that Nash should have been penalized for exaggerating the supposed high stick by Juulsen. However, he adds the following two points:

1. On the delayed penalty that put the Habs down two men, he says it was perfectly normal for the refs to not blow the play down until they saw the Habs recovered possession and got an advantage from it a few seconds later. This suggests that it's not the act of the penalty but the consequences of it that matter, which is NOT how the rulebook is written.

2. Auger then finishes by stating that if you take away the Drouiin delay of game, which the refs had no control over, that the number of penalties to the two teams was about equal and therefore we can conclude that the refs had no impact on the outcome of the game. This is also a vicious non-truth. It is ridiculous that the NHL believes that if the penalty totals are about equivalent that the game was fairly called. If Team A (let's call them the Bruins) commits 18 fouls against the rulebook and two hits to the heads that should have been called majors but weren't and ends up with 5 minor penalties against; and if Team B (the Habs) commits 12 fouls against the rules and ends up with 5 minors against too, the NHL's conclusion is that this is fair, when it is clearly not. When will this corrupt league get it into their heads that it's not just the number of calls against each team but the number of ignored calls against each team that matters as well. Auger's statements simply confirm the league's stance on things like this is general stupidity.

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40 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

Stephane Auger (former NHL ref and now commentator for TVA) wrote a piece on TVA's website about Julien's complaints against the officiating last night... on the one hand, he agrees the refs screwed up in not awarding Byron a penalty shot. He also agrees that Nash should have been penalized for exaggerating the supposed high stick by Juulsen. However, he adds the following two points:

1. On the delayed penalty that put the Habs down two men, he says it was perfectly normal for the refs to not blow the play down until they saw the Habs recovered possession and got an advantage from it a few seconds later. This suggests that it's not the act of the penalty but the consequences of it that matter, which is NOT how the rulebook is written.

2. Auger then finishes by stating that if you take away the Drouiin delay of game, which the refs had no control over, that the number of penalties to the two teams was about equal and therefore we can conclude that the refs had no impact on the outcome of the game. This is also a vicious non-truth. It is ridiculous that the NHL believes that if the penalty totals are about equivalent that the game was fairly called. If Team A (let's call them the Bruins) commits 18 fouls against the rulebook and two hits to the heads that should have been called majors but weren't and ends up with 5 minor penalties against; and if Team B (the Habs) commits 12 fouls against the rules and ends up with 5 minors against too, the NHL's conclusion is that this is fair, when it is clearly not. When will this corrupt league get it into their heads that it's not just the number of calls against each team but the number of ignored calls against each team that matters as well. Auger's statements simply confirm the league's stance on things like this is general stupidity.

This is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to the NHL. So if one team doesn't get any penalties the other team shouldn't either? Laughable. It amazes me alot of fans think the same way!

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3 hours ago, CANADIENS27 said:

NHL.com.  Boston forward David Backes has been suspended three games for interference against Detroit center Frans Nielsen.  The incident occurred at 19:44 of the first period.  Backes was assessed a two minute minor for roughing.  

 

 

That hit doesn't happen if the Wing's #25 is called for interference on Backes just after the puck is shot into the zone.

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Recently I've had an additional frustration with the league. We've all had issues with the officiating. Fans of every organization would probably comment that NHL referees don't do a great job and the league should work on improving that aspect of the game.

However, when it comes to goaltender interference, I find the constant whining and complaining from coach's and player's is even worse. The subjective bias on display when these people moan is disgusting. I see examples of clear goaltender interference on highlights being called/overturned correctly resulting in rolled eyes and whiny locker room interviews. It just turns me off from the game even more.

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4 hours ago, CANADIENS27 said:

NHL.com.  Tampa Bay forward Steven Stamkos has been fined $5000 for a dangerous trip against Toronto defenseman Morgan Reilly.  The incident occurred at 10:25 of the second period.  Stamkos was assessed a minor for elbowing.  

 

 

LOL.....sounds just about right for the NHL.

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50 minutes ago, CANADIENS27 said:

NHL.com.  Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head of Las Vegas forward William Carrier.  The incident occurred at 9:59 of the third period.  There was no penalty on the play and Carrier did not return to the game.  

 

 

That was an absolutely clean hit. The league is going to turn this game into no touch kids hockey , may as well put the "stop" signs on the back of the jerseys! No sense in even teaching kids to keep their head up or pay attention anymore!

 

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6 hours ago, CANADIENS27 said:

NHL.com.  Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head of Las Vegas forward William Carrier.  The incident occurred at 9:59 of the third period.  There was no penalty on the play and Carrier did not return to the game.  

 

 

Doughty got one game. Proof once again money comes before player safety.

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7 hours ago, habs1952 said:

Doughty got one game. Proof once again money comes before player safety.

The guy is cutting across the center of the zone leaning looking down at the puck. Somehow it's the defenseman's fault. It was almost full on shoulder if he had his head up at all he wouldn't be hurt and it's no penalty.  I understand "safety" but this is getting to be women's hockey or pre teen now.  

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17 minutes ago, CaptWelly said:

The guy is cutting across the center of the zone leaning looking down at the puck. Somehow it's the defenseman's fault. It was almost full on shoulder if he had his head up at all he wouldn't be hurt and it's no penalty.  I understand "safety" but this is getting to be women's hockey or pre teen now.  

It's a tough call and I tend to agree, to me it looks like Doughty's intent is to go for the shoulder and he actually seems to make (minor) contact with the shoulder first before hitting Carrier's chin/head. Even though the initial contact is not relevant according to the rule book, I'm not sure that's really worthy of a suspension to be honest.

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