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04-17-2008, 02:17 PM #81
04-17-2008, 02:18 PM #82
I think the ref should pretty much swallow the whistle in the last 5 minutes of the game and OT. Should be tightly called before then though. If not for a borderline call against the Wings vs Anaheim last year in the final 2 minutes of Game 5 in a game the Wings had dominated, the Wings might have won the game, the series and the Cup.
04-17-2008, 02:24 PM #83
And oh yes .... addendum to my last comments ..... its time some "role" players step it up --- i.e. Franzen, Filppula, Samuelsson, Draper, Drake, Rafalski, Lebda, Kronwall, Chelios, to name a few. The WINGS can't win with only Datsyuk and or Zetterberg or their fancy play-making.
Its time to see the WINGS play with a killer instinct. Its now or never in 2008.
04-17-2008, 02:26 PM #84
04-17-2008, 02:29 PM #85
And oh yes, the border line call on Datsyuk for interference in the final minutes of game 5 against Anaheim last year was truly an example of whistle-blowing gone awry. That was indeed a call that through the game in favor of Anaheim and sealed the WINGS fate.
04-17-2008, 02:32 PM #86
04-17-2008, 02:39 PM #87
04-17-2008, 09:18 PM #88
In game 2, there were 4 third period penalties
In game 3, there were 4 third period penalties
In game 4, there were 0
I just find it awful convienient that this occured in the one game where Nashville had a 3rd period lead and completely benefited from the refs burying their whistles.
In fact, I haven't seen a single game in this years playoffs where the refs decided to just not call anything because it was the 3rd period. I agree that used to occur, but not anymore (at least it shouldn't).
I'm not a big fan of calling penalties in the last few minutes, unless they are completely obvious. However, there were several completely obvious calls that went unnoticed, and many of them were well before the last few minutes of play.
04-17-2008, 09:41 PM #89
Well, the problem is the League has a problem with calling something one way, and penalizing someone for some infraction, and then ignoring the very same thing in the 3rd period or in the last five minutes of third period of a play-off game. The league created this situation when they instituted the current policies and penalty calling a couple of years ago. The league, or a team, can't have it both ways. IMO, it should either be one way or the other. There can't be two different policies. No consistency leaves both players and fans with a lot of frustration. I say go back to the old way of doing playing the game (which I know, and everyone else knows, is NOT going to happen).
04-18-2008, 12:09 AM #90
Airborne: Yes you make the comment about how PATHETIC Versus is.
The OTHER game tonight Colorado Vs. Minnesota not shown tonight in my area, at least at this hour--- why --- because VERSUS and CBC/HNIC -- is the same feed, broadcasting the Calgary / San Jose game.
How pathetic is that?
Which brings to the fore front another issue with the NHL -- which is why is viewership so poor?
Pissed me off, not sure about anyone else.
04-18-2008, 12:10 AM #91
04-18-2008, 12:13 AM #92
04-18-2008, 12:15 AM #93
Shin: Server for mms is down for me .... not sure why / what technical aspects are at work here ....
But thanks for the aid anyway.
04-18-2008, 12:16 AM #94
04-18-2008, 12:18 AM #95
Ah, I screwed up the link.
Try it again."Every day is better than the last day." - Pavel Datsyuk
04-18-2008, 12:19 AM #96
I'm using Mozilla Firefox. Page comes up saying the mms site is busy ... re-try a couple times .. same result.
04-18-2008, 12:21 AM #97
haha. thanks. opened it up ... got something now ... but commercial break...
stand by .. wow.
04-18-2008, 12:22 AM #98
Ahhh .. Shin .. you're a technical MARVEL .. .got it!
Wow... Thanks mega.
04-18-2008, 12:25 AM #99
I imagine what a laughably nervous bunch we'll be in Game 6 or (yikes! gulp!) Game 7. I can just see it ... the Wings will be leading 3-1 with 24 seconds to go in the 3rd period and a faceoff in the neutral zone and we'll still be terrified cuz that's plenty of time for Nashville to stave off elimination.
04-18-2008, 12:44 AM #100
Wild haven't yet solved the AVs .... 3-1 late 3rd.
game now ended. Looks like AVs prevail.
04-18-2008, 12:45 AM #101