There is no answer for a far-fetched conspiracy theory.
The Zajac and Bernier penalties were not good calls, and it cost us. But I'm not prepared to call that Ranger bias.
Nothing I said was a far-fetched conspiracy theory - i didn't even theorize really at all. The last thing I said wasn't even a conspiracy theory - it was are some teams working the refs better than others putting the refs in tough positions? Thats far from far fetched and ignorant to think it plays no factor at all.
Simply coming on here and saying, "The refs aren't biased" adds nothing to this thread,
What is going on with the refs? Is it corruption or are we becoming soccer?
First in the Devils-Rangers series I have watched the Rangers get calls exactly when the Devils are gaining momentum numerous times. And most have been pretty crappy calls. Even the usually reserved Pete Deboer became visually frustrated on the Devils bench, he even voiced the frustration in an on-bench interview with Pierre Mcguire right after looking like he was about to explode. Deboer was also seen asking Adam Oates, "For what?" in reference to a horrible delay of game call on A-Train.The refs have also skipped over easy calls against the Rangers from interference to closing your hand over the puck. The Devils have had to fight through the refs swinging their momentum away and then not giving them calls. I mean what are the Rangers a clean team or something?
Then, I just watched game 3 of Phoenix vs. Los Angeles. In this game the Coyotes looked a lot better for a lot of the game. But the Kings were given 5 PP's to the Coyotes 1. Each time the Coyotes would find a way to gain the upper hand, they would find themselves in the penalty box. The usually reserved Dave Tippet was seen on the PHX bench yelling to the refs, "This is a fvcking joke." Then the refs refused to make calls on obvious Kings penalties from a Slava Voynov hook to what should have been a PHX PP from a Drew Doughty take down on Shane Doan. And then a horrible slashing call with 46 seconds left to put PHX away? In Tippets postgame in reference to the calls the mild mannered coach said, "If I told you what I really think I would probably lose a lot of money." He then went on to talk about Kings players embellishing penalties and putting the refs in a hard position.
Anyways I'm tired of some people telling me it's all being called fair - IT IS NOT. The question is why though? Are some teams just willing to work the refs more and are the refs falling for it because they're in a hard position or are refs taking some sort of implicit hint that whoever does a good job of helping the Kings or Rangers is going to get rewarded later on?
Something is going on and I don't want to watch teams lose because of the refs.
If anything, I am upset at the Devils for giving her a suite directly above the guy at the arena last night and therefore rewarding bad behavior. I do not blame her for accepting the tickets (as I would probably accept them if I was in her shoes), but the Devils marketing department saw this as an opportunity and took it. It is tasteless on their part but I guess they did their job.
I completely agree. I can't believe the devils gave away suite tickets for something like this. It just shows how much this twitter nonsense has gotten out of hand.
Ya'll are being ridiculous here. Why did they give away the tickets?...because it's all in good fun. And DM84 - tasteless that they gave her free tickets?...THEY ARE JUST TICKETS guys. The Devils did the right thing in good spirit and it was extremely tasteful. They gave a fan free tickets: poor president of sports team right? You know what?...I think Yormark would have been happy a fan got tickets...
No matter what you are gonna get penalties called against you in the playoffs after theyve been called on your opponent. You might as well get your money's worth and take some "bad" penalties and intimidate a little then go to the box anyways because its your turn. I say bust some heads.