Originally Posted by DDNYjets
I think there is something to the NHL giving advantages to certain teams and players. We have seen the refs manipulate things within the rules before. I think the refs went into last night's game with the intent of giving the Kings the favorable whistle. I think the NHL wanted the Stanley Cup in LA. They wanted the Kings to win it at home. They were going to give the Kings every opportunity to do so. But I do not think they would go as far as to "fix" a game. They let the Kings play and called NJ very tight.
I'm sorry, but I don't buy this at all.
If there was an NHL bias against NJ, they never would have made it to the Finals.
You think the NHL wanted the Penguins bounced in the first round? Wanted the Devils in the finals over the Rangers, Penguins, Flyers, Capitals, or Bruins?
Devils fans should be thrilled their six seeded team went on a run and knocked out Philly and New York. In no way shape or form were the Devils robbed. They went down 3-0 in the series and were blown out in the clinching game.