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Your Gold Medal Game On-Ice Officials

from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,

It does, on the face of it, seem a little lop-sided.

Of the four on-ice officials assigned to work Sunday’s Olympic gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden, three are Canadian-born.

This fact hasn’t gone unnoticed in Scandinavia. Peter Forsberg, the penalty-shootout hero of Sweden’s 1994 gold-medal victory over Canada at the Lillehammer Olympics, reportedly texted a Swedish newspaper to register his dismay about the passport count.

“What a f---ing joke!” was Forsberg’s reported two cents.

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Paul's avatar

The Malik Report has more on this…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/22/14 at 09:23 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

It’s Canada, the same country that demands most WJC games be played in their country, too.

Why is this shocking?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 02/22/14 at 01:32 PM ET

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For what it’s worth, I feel when a certain official or officials ref a Red Wings game, I can tell you the Red Wings will lose.  There is no question in my mind that bias does not enter into some calls.

Posted by guy on 02/22/14 at 03:08 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

As a Swede a think this is just ridiculous joke of a Gold final game..just give the F%”#ing gold to Canada..and have this farce over with. !!!  Go Sweden Go

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/22/14 at 03:33 PM ET

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