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02-27-2013, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
That's the whole point. Rules should be the same for everyone. They're not.
That's why you have the guy calling a penalty 30 feet away from him while the guy that's 2 feet from it let's it go. It's freaking ********.

But the consistency this year is particularly bad. Even Darren Dreger said the complaints he's been receiving from GMs this year is the worst he's seen since working the NHL. So, it's not just fans noticing it.
Dreger said this morning that officiating will most likely be the main subject of discussion in the next GM meeting because teams across the league are completely lost. He also said that the officiating had been discussed previously, but that the refs are not doing what was demanded.

Never said Refereeing is easy. Doesn't mean that they're doing a good job.

That's coming from Dreger, who's reporting what GMs have told him. So, if you don't want to take my word for it, take Dreger's.
Reffing is done subjectively by humans, it's nowhere close to perfect in any league. There are no robots and even in sports where they use bots like tennis, they still get them wrong from time to time. The reffing has been no better or worse than any other year, there's just way more games in a shortened time frame.

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