True enough, the only real conclusions to be drawn are that officiating was far less consistent game-to-game in 11 than 08, and far less consistent period-to-period in 11 than 08. To think that 11 was head-reffed by the former head of officiating makes it even more baffling.
Lets just all hope we never see a finals officiated like that again, regardless of who is in it. I try not to harp on officiating (much, anyways
) but that fact that we're/I'm still talking about it at all is a piss-off. My general perception of Flames fans' bitching about refs is usually focused on one or two specific blown calls, not the over-all mess we saw this year, and god knows I wouldn't want to come off as whiny as Flames fans