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The New York Islanders Get No Respect
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03-22-2013, 03:25 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The Swamp
I don't normally talk this way, but what I've seen in the last week has me largely believing that there are some very suspect practices within the NHL.
From the officiating to the calls from Toronto, it's quite clear that the NHL wants big market teams in this shortened (and potentially very debilitating -- due to the lockout) season.
Look no further than the officiating of the Isles-Ottawa and Isles-MTL games.
In contrast, go look at Rick Nash's leaping elbow to the back of Kopecky's head and tell me how Brendan Shanahan doesn't suspend him.
If that's JT, he sits for 2 games. Easily.
And if I was an Isles fan at the MTL game, it would have been difficult for that Ref to have left the Colisseum unscathed.
The blatant non-calls in that 3rd period (think.... 7 MTL players on the ice; think.... Poulin getting shoulder blocked by a Georges) were a complete joke.
Somebody's playing puppet w/the refs, goal decisions in Toronto, and Shanahan.
It's too damn obvious.
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