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02-11-2012, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianFlyer88 View Post
What happened with Sestito happens to every team in the league. It happens more often to players have have poor reputations and the Flyers aren't unique in dressing these players.

From your OP:

The bold is ********. To reiterate what I posted above, the Flyers have had more than 30 more powerplays than the team with the 2nd most powerplays (Detroit). If we're going to rant about why the Flyers are penalized so much, what would the other 29 teams' fan bases think about why the Flyers are given so many powerplays?

Blaming the refs is essentially making an excuse. You normally don't make excuses if you're winning. Bad calls happen every game. Some have advocated that the refs should put their whistles away, but then the refs end up letting penalties go.

Sestito takes dumb penalties and he'll also be called for some things that other players will get a pass on. He also draws a lot penalties. It's the price you pay for dressing **** disturbers.

I think the bolded is all a great point. Don't care about the debate between you and the other poster, but I agree with what you're saying as a whole.

Basically when calls (deserved or not) go against your team, the reaction is "oh, why don't the referees put their whistles away". But then, OBVIOUSLY if they something happens on the other side it's "oh my God, I can't believe they missed that." It's ironic how people talk about how they don't think the refs are held accountable, but in reality, not being held accountable is the reason fans complain non-stop about refereeing no matter how good or bad it is. You can just yell at your TV or at the arena and it's all good. Refs actually have a real job to do, and whichever way they do it is perceived the wrong way by a certain group of people at any given time.

As I said before, the real problem is if or when they find out there are refs actually "fixing" games, but I really don't believe that to be the case. This is just the way the game is called now, and given how the league has consistently grown since the lockout, I don't see it as a problem or "what's going to break the NHL" as some imply.

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