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Well Gary? Your League Is A Joke

2-1 Dallas. Approximately thirteen minutes left in Detroit.  Wrist shot gets by Alex Auld, rests beyond the goal line, under his pads, nestled and a clear goal.  Referees Stephane Auger and Dennis LaRue?  No goal.  No whistle, no mention of the term “intent to blow”...just no goal. 

Oh, but good.  Toronto called.  They’d seen it and the voice of reason jumped in to save the day.

“There is no goal. The whistle was blown to kill the play.”

Really?  Watch for yourself.

“The whistle was blown to kill the play.” The whistle came at least a full second after the goal.  What we have here is a LaRue or Auger screw-up, then a LaRue or Auger ego that won’t let them allow to admit, or even consider, their own mistake.

You guys have watched the video. You’ve seen that Toronto reviewed it. They saw, and heard, exactly what you did.  Why didn’t they overturn it?  Anyone have an answer for that?

It almost lends credence to this comment left below just a few minutes ago…

Are you sure they didn’t? Something tells me they did…and LaRue ignored it.

Posted by mrfluffy from Cincy on 11/18/09 at 10:45 PM ET

That was such an obvious miscarriage, such a clear, blistering prison washroom assault of a call…that it’s almost impossible to believe Toronto missed it.  If they didn’t, if they overturned it, could LaRue have simply ignored them out of sheer embarrassment?  Not likely, but something idiotic happened.

And nothing will be done.  Nothing.  LaRue, of course, is one of Gary’s best.  A ref in last year’s Stanley Cup Final, so you know he has to be good, right?

I’m wondering what the reaction to this will be from the MSM and blogging “elite”.  I’m wondering who has the nad to call this exactly what it is…another example of a travesty by the most inept professional sports league in North America.

Oh. That’s right.  It’s just another Wing fan and a conspiracy theory, right?  Ok.  Go with that if you want, but I’d suggest you watch this joke real close before stepping out on that branch.

It’s no conspiracy. It’s reality and we all just accept it.  We, all hockey fans, just bend over and accept it.  We accept the worst officiating in sports. We accept a crooked, incompetent commissioner.  We just take it because we love hockey and we love our teams.

It’s time somebody stood up for the fan.  The guy to do that may be the guy who hung up the skates yesterday.  He’ll never be a commissioner, but he can definitely be a voice to be reckoned with.

It’s sickening and embarrassing what we’ll put up with.  If you’re a fan of the NHL, you’re nothing more than an idiot pawn.  And I’m right there with you.

“It’s as dumb as I’ve ever seen.”

—Uncle Mike Babcock

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com

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