Thread: OT: To the Refs
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02-25-2011, 05:57 PM
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I think, given the skill and dominance of the Canucks this season, that we've been shorthanded 124 times while having 118 powerplays says a lot. The Canucks spend a ton of time in the offensive zone, and you'd expect the penalty discrepancy to be highly in their favour, not working against them.

I think a lot of times everyone gets overwhelmed by the Canucks, even the refs. I've seen Sedin line shifts where the other team honestly could have been called for 3-4 penalties because they had such a hard time containing the twins. Obviously, a ref isn't going to call all those penalties, and I think this causes them to often turn a blind eye to transgressions against the Canucks.

I agree, too, that last night's game was especially bad, and very unevenly reffed.

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