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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

The Bruins believe the National Hockey League might just be on the lookout for them this season after they bullied their way to a Stanley Cup championship over the Vancouver Canucks, and they have the numbers to prove it.

One of the iconic images from last year’s Cup Finals was Brad Marchand punching the closest available Sedin with five or six jabs to the head while A) the refs refused to call any penalties and B) Sedin refused to protect himself or engage with Marchand when nobody came to his defense. Even better was Marchand’s “because I felt like it” defense.

Now it looks like the league is keeping close tabs on Boston this season via their refereeing crews. The refs have called a bevy of penalties on the Black and Gold in the early portions of the season, and that has played into Boston’s difficulties.

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Wow, this article brought a tear to mine eye….right before i fell out of my chair laughing. Hey Boston try having Tomas Holmstrom in your line up. Then come talk to me about the referees perception problems.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 10/30/11 at 05:58 PM ET

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No.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 10/30/11 at 06:02 PM ET

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Boo. Hoo.

Posted by Mike from Toronto on 10/30/11 at 06:34 PM ET

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The foil hat market has expanded to Boston. Paranoia will destroy ya!

Posted by timbits on 10/30/11 at 06:53 PM ET

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I can condense this article down to 1 Long Word WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAmbulance

Posted by Evilpens on 10/30/11 at 09:36 PM ET

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What? Refs can be partial? Whodathunkit?

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/31/11 at 01:55 PM ET

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Colin Campbell feels exhonerated. When he ran league discipline, the Bruins never complained.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 10/31/11 at 03:50 PM ET

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