I fact, the NHL overprotect MTL in my book. Giving bad call to any other team trying to outmatch them badly physically. But, in the fighting side, you're right; one time out of 2, when a CH player drop the gloves, he receives a stupid game misconduct.
I hate to agree. They were soft calls, no question. But Pleks and Begin have to watch what they do with their sticks. Can't do that stuff.
SKosty got away with a fake hook earlier too.
Just keep your sticks down, move your feet and go get the puck.
They started the game lazy, you could see it coming.
The refs do suck though.
Thats just it. I don't like the calls as i think they are soft hockey and the NHL has gone overboard in terms of these types of fouls, but everyone in the league knows that they are being called so to complain about them now is stupid.
Which brings me to Carbs. Completely idiotic move getting that penalty. Its not going to help his case in the third, more likely expose the team even more.
I've watched over a hundred NHL games this year, a lot of Canadiens, Leafs, Flames and Penguins games (Pens were just out of coincidence) and many other teams, and the NHL refereeing this year has been dog **** PERIOD. It's not just the Habs. It's all over the NHL.