What do Hockey and Basketball have in Common?

I’m constantly telling my buddy, Pilly, that hockey officiating is starting to look more and more like basketball officiating — i.e., the calls by the referees are not only terribly inconsistent, but the penalty calls frequently raise eyebrows…  Well, here is a short video from a Detroit-Chicago game where the referee not only called a penalty — where it was hardly warranted — but he had the audacity to call a penalty shot that changed the outcome of the game.

Watch for yourself and let me know what you think:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weZbYaOBl28[/youtube]

2 min 32 sec

One comment

  1. I agree that is one of the worst calls I have seen in many years of watching hockey at several levels and also some low level playing! One might conclude that ref was on Chicago\’s payroll!

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