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04-26-2010, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by loudi94 View Post
So you think that the referees are deliberately making calls in favour of one team to influence the outcome? That is insane. Do you have any idea how damaging that would be to the league if it ever came to be true?

Referees can have good days, bad days. They can be good, very good, or just plain awful. Never would I ever consider them to be making calls to deliberately cause one team to lose because the "league" wants them to.
That's what you don't get actually. What you DON'T call can be way more damaging. Those two diving calls, and the trip/dive call on Gio reeked of bias. The many goalie interference that weren't called. Refs aren't scripted for games that's for sure, but they sure are given certain general directives. It looks a lot let obvious when what you do is just call less the bad moves on one team than you do on the other. If you don't want it to show, that's how you do it. Refs ARE calling the game, but they keep their eyes closed when its needed. Calls and non-calls can change the momentum as much as one another.

And eh, greed CAN turn people insane, fame too.

The other bolded part shows again, how you see this in reverse, it's not that they want the Habs to lose, but that they want the Caps to win.

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