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I posted in the Forums but wanted to address it here

Initial Creation Date: Oct. 14, 2021
Published: Oct. 14, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs
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The L doesn’t matter to me tonight.

I just want to say, if the referees are going to bad as brutal as they were in Ottawa tonight… no one is going to enjoy watching hockey this year.

Obviously some of you will take this as my excuse to the loss tonight, but I honestly don’t care. The Leafs came out flat-footed and Forsberg stood on his head. No excuse, they didn’t play a full 60 like they needed to do. Simple.

But again, referees need to be better or no one will enjoy watching hockey.
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Oct. 14 at 9:48 p.m.
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even habs vs leafs had atrocious reffing
Oct. 14 at 9:50 p.m.
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Quoting: Howisjulienstillhere
even habs vs leafs had atrocious reffing


It wasn't the best. But tonight was holy f*cking hell, next level bad. I'll reiterate what OP said - Leafs did not deserve to win this game. But f*cking Christ.
Oct. 14 at 9:52 p.m.
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ref = bad therefore hockey = bad
thats just how its gonna be but hopefully there will be some change

*flashback to BRAYDEN MCNABB KNOCKING SUZUKI IN THE FACE AND THE REF SAYING TO ROLL THE CLOCK*
Oct. 14 at 9:52 p.m.
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were those not some of the softest penalty calls? both ways it was brutal
Oct. 14 at 9:55 p.m.
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The refs are always bad, just something to get through imo. But anyways the first 4-7 games are usually super weird, Tampa loses to Pittsburgh, Winnipeg loses to Anaheim, Montreal loses to Buffalo. Odd things happen early. Give it time. Habs fans are freaking out already lol.
Oct. 14 at 9:55 p.m.
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In a back to back game, having a bad period is expected in the second game.

I’m not gonna burn the place down after a bad game.

Normally I think blaming the refs is a cop out but I do think that they can do better.

As long as the Leafs make the playoffs and win a round, I’m gonna call this year a success
Oct. 14 at 10:01 p.m.
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During that game, for the first time in my life, I legitimately contemplated whether or not I wanted to continue watching hockey. Now, that's due to a combination of a few reasons, but watching games officiated like that just put a serious feeling of pointlessness in the pit of my stomach. Felt like my time was being wasted. It was just a ****ty feeling.
Oct. 14 at 10:17 p.m.
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Quoting: LeafsFanForSomeReason
During that game, for the first time in my life, I legitimately contemplated whether or not I wanted to continue watching hockey. Now, that's due to a combination of a few reasons, but watching games officiated like that just put a serious feeling of pointlessness in the pit of my stomach. Felt like my time was being wasted. It was just a ****ty feeling.


I couldn’t agree more.

It was probably the worst reffing I have ever seen, and I’ve played in a lot of minor hockey games 😂

I legitimately wonder how the league can be okay with games like that. For a sport that’s trying to grow their viewership, they sure aren’t off to a great start this season.
Oct. 14 at 10:21 p.m.
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been watching every game this season and yeah it is flat out embarrassing. tonight takes the cake with the sens and leafs though, both sides got royally screwed by the refs, i dont care what the score is, i dont care who got the last penalty, if there is something there call it
if you're going to call a hook do it consistently
trips? do it consistently
and i dont care, l.ifting a stick is not a hook. sens got called for it and leafs got called for it twice, is Engvall and JT supposed to just let the guy shoot? NO you lift the stick, thats always been allowed. absalute joke and its like it in every game that every team is playing. its actually embarrassing and cringe worthy to watch
Oct. 14 at 10:37 p.m.
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Yup.
Oct. 14 at 11:13 p.m.
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No excuses…..but here’s an excuse
Oct. 14 at 11:17 p.m.
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Quoting: CMcAvoy73
No excuses…..but here’s an excuse


Not once did I blame the loss on the refs.

You seem like a very nice person.
Oct. 14 at 11:22 p.m.
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Quoting: ZachHymanForTheHart
Not once did I blame the loss on the refs.

You seem like a very nice person.


You wouldn’t have brought it up otherwise. It’s implied. No one wants to hear complaining about the refs
Oct. 14 at 11:26 p.m.
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Quoting: CMcAvoy73
You wouldn’t have brought it up otherwise. It’s implied. No one wants to hear complaining about the refs


Then why comment on that exact thing?

You put yourself into the conversation and then claimed that you don’t care.

Is this Mr. Dinkiee’s alt account?
Oct. 14 at 11:41 p.m.
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Quoting: ZachHymanForTheHart
Then why comment on that exact thing?

You put yourself into the conversation and then claimed that you don’t care.

Is this Mr. Dinkiee’s alt account?


Because you pushed publish, and then went all weird and defensive
Oct. 15 at 12:21 a.m.
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Edited Oct. 15 at 12:30 a.m.
Quoting: tsyls
The refs are always bad, just something to get through imo. But anyways the first 4-7 games are usually super weird, Tampa loses to Pittsburgh, Winnipeg loses to Anaheim, Montreal loses to Buffalo. Odd things happen early. Give it time. Habs fans are freaking out already lol.


Yep for sure refs can often be good but sometimes be awful.

One clip though that the NHL should review regarding officiating





As this is kicking. Yet the Refs refused to review it. Cause lets be real if it was reviewed it would be no goal.

I know the NHL changed their definition of what kicking is but what Tierney did fits their new definition of a kicking motion.

If players are allowed to kick the puck in the net now due to the new rules what will be allowed next. And with this comes more controversy and problems for the league.
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