Wow, ok, the diving call on the Canucks was probably worse that the Ellis penalty. They don't hate us... they just suck. Nail biter of a game. Powerplay failure isn't helping but both teams are playing well. Both look a bit spent after that 2nd period.
seriously though, this is one of those things that keeps hockey at the bottom of the list when it comes to the major sports. The officiating is horrendous on a weekly basis and has been for a long long time.
Either (i) that is the worst set of officials in any major league or (ii) they are Canadian fundamentalists-- favored the home country Nucks early with the horrible calls but then saw that dry humping display on Ellis by Sedin and had to throw the entire Nucks team into the pit of eternal damnation.
I haven't come up with any other logic to how badly they called the game. In fairness, they set the tone early with the Legwand call and then never let up.
Last edited by mouser: 01-12-2010 at 02:20 AM.