Friday, January 23, 2004

Four officials and still a blown call, life on the ice

What was that tonight in the Blues/Stars game. There are four zebras on the ice, yet all of them managed to miss a two line pass. Instead, a penalty shot was awarded on what actually was an offside. The Blues who were trailing in the game at the time were flabbergasted on the bench, hardly believing their eyes as Mike Modano took the shot against Chris Osgood. Fortunately for the refs, Modano rang the shot off the goal post, No goal. The Stars went on to win the game 2-0, the refs went on to review the tape. This is not the first time that NHL officials have managed to miss a play, many of the recent stick incidents seem to have gone unpunished as well. Many times it seems that the officials are out of the play or trying to find a spot where they aren't in the way. Perhaps it's true, too many cooks spoil the soup.

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