Price needs to be a lot stronger on that puck. At the same time, come on man! It's absolutely mind boggling what's a rule and what's not. The league is so inconsistant. When should the whistle be blown and when should it not? What's a headshot and what is not?
Habs could've won the game but they stopped playing after their first two goals, got two lucky no goals called against the Pens, got a number of free penalties, didn't get called for Subban's clear slew foot, didn't get called for the elbow to Letang.
Its really sad that todays day and age that we still have such a huge gap in consistency when it comes to calls. They either blow the whistle WAY too fast, or way too slow. I feel bad for Habs fans tonight to a certain extent but lets keep in mind Pittsburgh DOMINATED the 2nd half of that game.
Mutual observer, puck was not visible for a few seconds and whistle should have been blown. Referee was unfortunately in a poor position to make this call. The odd thing is, is that when an official is on the incorrect side you normally get the quick whistle, here no whistle was blown and a bad result.
The rule I grew up with is that refs blow the whistle when they cannot see the puck..and there is no way that Superman could even see that puck from where the ref was standing.
Well then if you dont see the ****ing puck why can he say that price didnt have the puck covered? bad reffing is bad reffing, if you don't see the puck as a ref, you are in a bad position and that is bad reffing.
Im Sure The Ref Can See The Puck Through 4 Bodies And Under A Glove! Absolutely Garbage..
refs are supposed to blow the whistle when they can't see the puck. As for this play in particular, I liked how the game ended: Letang's resilience and some fantasy points. Oh, and a Habs loss of course.
It happened to every team and it should stop for every team. That's a ridiculous way to think..
I agree that the refs should call these plays better, but until they do I accept their rulings whichever way they go and don't complain on the internet about 'em. Though if I happen across someone complaining I won't mind to take a few seconds to remind them that this type of thing happens all the time and to get over it. It won't help, sure, but I always like to try to help the delusional.