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04-27-2011, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Connecticut View Post
How so? It objectively wasn't level because the Canucks were playing with fewer men for longer. He said nothing explicit about the refs calls being wrong.

He pointed out that there were many missed calls against the Hawks, but if you're going to fine for that then you'd have to fine coaches and players after every second game.
Depends on how you interpret it .. a "level playing field" in this case could either mean both teams get an equal amount of powerplays, or it could mean that the referees aren't favouring one side. If the Canucks took legitimate penalties every shift and played the whole game 5on3, I'd say they're still playing on a level playing field because the disadvantage they have is self-inflicted.

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