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05-09-2013, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by neksys View Post
I don't understand this persistent view that the Canucks brought this on themselves - that their history of diving, embellishing and whining has caught up with them.

It should not matter. These are referees in one of the "big 4" North American leagues. They are supposed to be the very best and most professional at their jobs.

Their only job is to referee individual games with impartiality and professionalism - they should not be looking at the logo on the front or the name on the back. Anything less is bush league.
The problem there is that refs are wary of making the incorrect call because someone dove.

See the slash on Thornton.

Or see the call on Sedin in OT for an example of the refs desperately not wanting to be wrong. Saw an injury, made an awful call.

What I wonder is, would they have made that call if Gryba hadn't just made a hit and injured someone and caused a big media storm a few days before?

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