ComradeT wrote:BF44 wrote:ComradeT wrote:The call was horrible... Revenge or not, NHL should scrutinize refs better. Watching Blues play BJs tonight... Oshie is called for a no-hook but then there's a hook on Perron that is uncalled. Come on.
The problem is that in the last 10 years, between expansion and the move to a 2-ref system, there are a LOT of NHL refs that have only spent 2 years or so in the AHL, and don't have NEAR enough experience. Also figure in that a lot of refs have retired recently (Stewart, Koharski, Gregson) or are about to do so (Fraser), and it ain't gonna get any better.........
Makes sense. They have 4 of them on the rink though... I understand that there's a lot going on but you'd think that if they split up zones of coverage, it'd be pretty easy to get most of the calls right. It's not that there are occasional bad calls... The bad calls prevail.
They don't split up the zones though, only the two ACTUAL referees can call penalties and IIRC, if one calls a penalty, the other can't wave it off. All the linesmen can do is signal offsides/icing/etc and help break up fights. The penalties gotta come from the refs. So, unfortunately, one @$$hat can, in fact, ruin a game.