The Armchair GM Thread - XL
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05-22-2013, 06:39 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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The thing is, I think we need to trade Burrows because he is a large part of why we don't get calls when games start to matter. I honestly think the referee fraternity currently hates us and it all stems from the Auger/Burrows incident.
No offense, but I find the bias officiating theory unfounded nonsense. I just tossed on Detroit/Chicago game two and the refs missed numerous calls and oddly seemed to favor Detroit. Somewhat amusing considering our issues with refs against Chicago. Simply put, if you fancy the blatant conspiracy angle, the league pushes for favorable matches or lengthily playoff series. Barring that, the refs are merely incompetent.
To give up a talented player like Burrows because of an assumption is terrible. Even had the refs called a perfect series, we were not beating San Jose. Perhaps it goes five but they were clearly the superior team. On the flip side, were we playing as we have in the past. San Jose would have been terrified of putting us on the powerplay just once.
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