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Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by g52*, Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. g52*

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    the worst I have ever seen. Who picked these amateurs to referee the games? They call every single thing. Every team is diving like crazy and they are getting away with it by drawing the call.
     
  2. Vikke

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    Eh?
     
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    must be the "we're losing, look for someone to blame" thing
     
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    International rules, international refs. It sucks, I don't think it's the way hockey should be played (ie. rewarding diving) but that's the way it goes over there.

    There's three NHL refs over there too, but I have yet to see them.
     
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    Every team is facing the same circumstances.
     
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    Well, I've seen quite a few diving penalties so far this tournament.
     
  7. g52*

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    No it isnt. I know Team USA sucks. But I watch all these games everyday and everyone is diving. Modano/Blake and Zetterburg are the worst offenders.
     
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    Well, Kovalchuk got a penalty today for diving, so I'm pretty sure they call those too if they'd just see them.
     
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    The NHL-refs aren't too good either. They should have the two-ref system in the Olympics. That would improve the reffing a lot.
     
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    THAT is so true.

    Except that every referee wants Canada to lose. ;)
     
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    bla bla bla

    stop crying already
     
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    None of them are nearly as bad as Chris Lee and some of the other NHL refs. I think they are doing an outstanding job, especially considering the 1 ref system. I am becoming convinced that the NHL needs to fire half their refs.
     
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    I think they've called more diving penalties in the prelims than the NHL has all season.
     
  14. Hockey_Nut99

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    Nobody gives a sh** about these tune up games except a few teams. canada will step it up when it counts.

    I think it's sad how you see some of these European guys play like they have a fire under their a**, yet you barely see them hit and play like this in the NHL.

    That's why you can never win a cup with a Euro leading your team
     
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    HECK NO...

    They fell for that pathetic farce we were seeing in the NHL for 3 months early this season where it was NOTHING but a specialty teams game...

    Its took the NHL months to get things slightly right, these guys only have 2 weeks...
     
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    At least in the Fin-Can game I thought the reffing was ok, except for the two penalties Finland got in the third for basically nothing..
     
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    Way to generalize!
     
  18. Dig Out Your Soul

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    How come talking about officiating is crying to you?

    What is it with the ignorance of some posters, if the topic doesn't appeal to them, it must be stupid or crying! Don't read it, don't post.

    I enjoy talking about officiating. It's essential to the game and can make for good debates.
     
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    You're absolutely right, infact I think they're working on demotions to the AHL after some of the pathetic refereeing we have seen in the NHL this season...
     
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    The problem is that Canada hasn't been improving since the beginning of the tournament. If you are tuning up, you should be improving gradually, getting better and better for the big games. That isn't happening here, and that's why people care.
     
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    I don't think they're getting it right at all. Some of these games HAVE been all special teams, and then you get Finland vs. Canada where Canada had half a powerplay all game until late in the third when the ref called two TERRIBLE penalties against Finland just to make it look even.
     
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    the refs in the CAN/FIN game were good, minus that call on Hagman
     
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    He was pretty decent until the end of the third, it was like he had a quota to fill.
     
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    The guy officiating the Finland-Canada game was much better than Marouelli and Van Massenhoven have been.

    Those two make me wish Kerry Fraser was there. :shakehead
     
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    And there's an example why neutral fans will more often than not cheer for more humble teams, a la Finland, every time they play Canada.
     
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