Found November 09, 2011 on State of Hockey News:
They say possession is 9/10ths of the law, and in NHL rules terms you can say an official's call is nearly 9/10th's provable guilt.  When officials make a call, its almost a given that half of the fans watching will love the call and about the same number will hate it.  They may gain some cheers for the calls benefiting the home team, but those fans can become instantly hostile in a blink of an eye if a call is made on their local heroes.  Its not a fun job, where more often than not you're maligned, jeered and fans take joy whenever you get hit with a puck or get knocked to the ice.  Fans at home have the benefit of near instantaneous replay and slow-motion where they never give the official the benefit of the doubt for being unable to make that determination in the fraction of a second.  So what about the most recent controversy involving an official when NHL referee Tom Kowal called a match penalty on Nick Johnson for headbutting Jarome Iginla during a fight.  After J...
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