100 % agree....except fans of every NHL team will always think the zebra's have a bias against them. Just read any game thread ever created, "so and so was breathed on wrong, no call ="s WTF ".
IMO it's just nature to always want calls be be in favor of...
Frankly, the Wild have been outworked most games, which is not conducive to getting calls. In any sport (esp. amateur boxing) the harder and more aggressive worker is going to get the benefit of the doubt on close calls.
Tonight's game at STL was a glorious example of the Wild outworking an opponent, and getting rewarded with lots of PPs.
First off, Given our PP in general, I'm not as concerned with the lack of calls in our favor. It saves me the yelling "DECLINE".
There have been some tough games called by the refs, Especially the 'Tap the stick' game.
I think the discrepancy between the PP and PK #'s is more about our team and it's play. Yes we are slow and have thinned out any speed between the lines, But mostly we don't control the puck for any length of time. When we have on those rare moments we've made t
One thing I hate about NHL officiating is the "IOU" mentality they have. If they call a penalty and especially if its disputed against one team, they feel its necessary to call one on the other team to "even things out" and not give the appearance of favoring one team. Its crap. Because after a justified penalty is called, they then call one on the other team for just touching the guy in the wrong way and much diving occurs because the players know damn well they will call the penalty. It su
Different refs are going to call games differently. They shouldn’t, but they do. They’re human. They’re not perfect. It’s easy to criticize the refs when we get to look at a play on a DVR over and over again or from a Birdseye view on TV where our view isn’t obstructed and we can take 30-40 seconds to observe the play and then say “Oh look. Obvious penalty. The refs are incompetent.” But if you ask the players, they’re going to know how most refs call the game. When Kerry Fraser was reffing, pla