Apr 30, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jamiepo</b></div><div>Do you have something against the blues? I seriously ask. That was a completely blown call. It happens. I’m not going with the theory that the league is rigged. But anyone who has ever laced skates takes one look at that and cringes at the absurdity of the missed call. Both in the letter and spirit of the rule, that is a hand pass and it is not even arguable.</div></div>
He's lying (surprise!). He's a Hawks fan, which means he hates the Blues to the core (which is fine). So of course, he won't admit the obvious, and will quote the wrong rule to make his ridiculous case (how he imagines with such certainty that Meier wasn't deliberately making a hand pass is apparently not for us to know). The call should be a no-brainer, which one would think falls right in his wheelhouse. And yet, because Mr. "high level" is a Hawks fan and it's the Blues, he won't accept reality.
"79.1Hand Pass - A player shall be permitted to stop or “bat” a puck in the air with his open hand, or push it along the ice with his hand, and the play shall not be stopped unless, in the opinion of the on-ice officials, he has directed the puck to a teammate, or has allowed his team to gain an advantage, and subsequently possession and control of the puck is obtained by a player of the offending team, either directly or deflected off any player or official."