Let me first say that I do think it is very unfortunate that the Russia goal was not counted last night. I don't think you will find any Canada fans that like to see a game tainted by that kind of event. We want to win, yes, but we want it to be done fairly. However, reading Malkin's comments after the game, he is either just a kid letting off steam after an emotional loss, or he is a complete idiot: "We were ready that the referee might not be on our side," said Malkin". (from http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/news_story/?ID=149593&hubname=world_jrs) At this level, and in this day and age, refs are never on anybody's side. Ever. They are professionals. Anybody who thinks that a referee makes a conscious decision to be biased against a particular team is either stupid or paranoid. Like everybody else in the world, referees try to be the best they can be at their jobs, and that means to call it as they see it. It is not in the best interest of a referee's career to be biased at any time!! That is not to say that they are always correct, because we know that's not true. But anybody who thinks that refs are "out to get" you, or are "against" you, is just looking for excuses.