Now that I agree with. These are supposed to be full grown adults. Professionals at this highest level of their industry. We teach kids 'sticks and stones'. There is no excuse for this idiotic reffing.
I love my team. I hate the league. Refs should be managed outside of the NHL like in boxing and other sports. Aren't you sick of romoured internal reviews? Shit. Nothing ever changes.
Devils advocate here.
All of the men that are on that ice are supposed to be full grown adults and professionals. Refs, players, linesmen and coaches.
All of the teams play by the same rules and everyone has the same chance to win the Stanley Cup.
Just like everyone in a company are full grown adults and professionals and have the same chance to be promoted.
Whats the difference though? The intangibles. The politicking. The respect level.
Ultimately, it's on the Canucks themselves to change and not the refs. There are 29 other teams that don't "seem" to have the same problems with refs as your Vancouver Canucks.
It's not a conspiracy folks and if there ARE hard feelings toward the Canucks, it's the Canucks own damn fault that those feelings exist.
I'm not excusing Devorski for what he did but he's also not a robot.