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Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Apr 16 @ 9:44 AM ET
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Apr 16 @ 9:53 AM ET
No Country for Old Refs
21peter
Season Ticket Holder
New York Rangers
Joined: 11.18.2014

Apr 16 @ 10:06 AM ET
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Apr 16 @ 10:10 AM ET
He’s the premier net presence in the game (Anders Lee has probably taken that from him) and BEST Power Play specialist out there.



I feel like Patrick Hornqvist would have a big complaint with that statement.



Oh, and sorry about your snowstorm fun... PA is getting more snow/frost in about 12-16 hours
21peter
Season Ticket Holder
New York Rangers
Joined: 11.18.2014

Apr 16 @ 10:31 AM ET
I feel like Patrick Hornqvist would have a big complaint with that statement.



Oh, and sorry about your snowstorm fun... PA is getting more snow/frost in about 12-16 hours

- Guile

Hard to disagree. Maybe not Tomas Holmstrom presence, but who is...?
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Apr 16 @ 10:36 AM ET
Hard to disagree. Maybe not Tomas Holmstrom presence, but who is...?
- 21peter

Simmonds and Anders Lee.

21peter
Season Ticket Holder
New York Rangers
Joined: 11.18.2014

Apr 16 @ 10:43 AM ET
Simmonds and Anders Lee.
- AdamFrench

Liar
lemieux_66
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: ON
Joined: 02.27.2012

Apr 16 @ 10:45 AM ET
While the reffing wasn't great, I was at least a bit surprised when the ref overturned the highsticking call when one of the refs saw that it was the puck that hit the player in the face and not a stick. Don't see that happening too often.
Wildschwein
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Apr 16 @ 10:46 AM ET
Liar
- 21peter


BOW DOWN BEFORE THE KING!!!

21peter
Season Ticket Holder
New York Rangers
Joined: 11.18.2014

Apr 16 @ 10:49 AM ET
BOW DOWN BEFORE THE KING!!!


- Wildschwein

HOLD YOUR BREATH!!!
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Apr 16 @ 10:53 AM ET
While the reffing wasn't great, I was at least a bit surprised when the ref overturned the highsticking call when one of the refs saw that it was the puck that hit the player in the face and not a stick. Don't see that happening too often.
- lemieux_66



I chuckled at the 'hooking' call on Sheary's busted lip... Thought the fish hook gag was long gone.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Apr 16 @ 10:55 AM ET
I chuckled at the 'hooking' call on Sheary's busted lip... Thought the fish hook gag was long gone.
- Guile

That was one of the worst.
Pixote Andolini
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Joined: 07.23.2007

Apr 16 @ 11:13 AM ET
It's one of the main reason the NHL doesn't get mainstream (in America) coverage. WWE style refereeing.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Apr 16 @ 12:23 PM ET
I have been harping on it for years - the officiating in the NHL (currently) is a joke and an embarassment to professional sports. Zero consistency. This would not last for five minutes in the NFL, MLB, or NBA.

The poor officiating often decides the outcome of games and that ruins the enjoyment of watching.

It is far past time for a major change at the top of the league. Time for Bettman and Campbell to go and bring in some fresh blood.
-davies-
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: A medical emergency involving you.
Joined: 08.05.2013

Apr 16 @ 12:32 PM ET

madam stench, hello

was it rooney that blocked konecny coming in with speed at least once ? that was bad

pretty sure simmonds is injured, he's not himself at all
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Apr 16 @ 12:33 PM ET
That was one of the worst.
- AdamFrench



The Flyer's writer had in his write up that Sheary should have been called for embellishment until he was called out on that... then he 'watched the replay' and changed it.
aightwebang17
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Typical Montreal, PA
Joined: 07.10.2008

Apr 16 @ 12:45 PM ET
The Flyer's writer had in his write up that Sheary should have been called for embellishment until he was called out on that... then he 'watched the replay' and changed it.
- Guile

Conse
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Joined: 11.27.2013

Apr 16 @ 1:42 PM ET
Yeah, refs have been awful for both sides.

I think you just have to call the rulebook and make players adapt. You see a number of small infractions going on and analysts saying "yeah he's letting them play".

Problem is "letting them play" is subjective and just an excuse for bad officiating.
dragonoffrost
Season Ticket Holder
Location: The East Coast Dump, NJ
Joined: 10.12.2015

Apr 16 @ 1:46 PM ET
The Flyer's writer had in his write up that Sheary should have been called for embellishment until he was called out on that... then he 'watched the replay' and changed it.
- Guile


I wish NHL.com had the penalty call footage like they do the goals because some of those calls yesterday were comical both ways. And it's been all series. Game 2 with Tim Peel was atrocious.
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Apr 16 @ 2:08 PM ET
Yeah, refs have been awful for both sides.

I think you just have to call the rulebook and make players adapt. You see a number of small infractions going on and analysts saying "yeah he's letting them play".

Problem is "letting them play" is subjective and just an excuse for bad officiating.

- Conse


McIsaac, Rooney and co: "Let them eat cake."
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Apr 16 @ 2:27 PM ET
madam stench, hello

was it rooney that blocked konecny coming in with speed at least once ? that was bad

pretty sure simmonds is injured, he's not himself at all

- -davies-

Yes. He blocked Crosby, Provorov and looking back he blocked a clearance from Schultz too.
Emperor Filonius
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Drinking the tears of the defeated from Lord Stanley's chalice.
Joined: 01.18.2007

Apr 16 @ 5:28 PM ET
When anyone talks about a bumbling official trying to maintain order and discipline (but utterly failing) named Rooney, I think of this guy:
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Apr 16 @ 6:55 PM ET
Yes. He blocked Crosby, Provorov and looking back he blocked a clearance from Schultz too.
- AdamFrench

(frank)ing Kris Russell
Aussiepenguin
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Sydney
Joined: 08.02.2014

Apr 17 @ 6:32 AM ET
Well there the problem. What's the solution?

Do refs get dropped if they have a bad game, or just move on & Go (frank) another game in the back door patio?
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Apr 17 @ 11:48 AM ET
Well there the problem. What's the solution?

Do refs get dropped if they have a bad game, or just move on & Go (frank) another game in the back door patio?

- Aussiepenguin


Dennis wideman is the solution