"The league should make its own calls, not be pressured into anything by the media, and more to the point, the Canadian media."
"I think inconsistency in the refereeing has been there all season, let alone in the playoffs. All you've got to do is look at our games against Detroit. You could bring in other series. The referees have been very inconsistent from series to series, from game to game and from team to team. As you witnessed, (Thursday) night was an absolute joke. But that's neither here nor there. It's over with. I just hope going forward we're going to be on a level playing field."
Actually Chris, the refereeing (apart from a few Sabres-related calls and non-calls) has been pretty strong this postseason.
On a side note, Kevin Pollock has really been the best of this crop.
But come on man, really, you're CHRIS PRONGER, you put yourself in this situation when:
a) You were born in CANADA
b) You played for a CANADIAN team
c) You were surrounded by CANADIAN media
d) You played for Team CANADA at the Olympics last year
e) You're damn CANADIAN
f) Hockey is CANADA'S Sport
e) You play HOCKEY.
Well, well, and how can you not want the NHL to base its decision through the media, where do you think they get the majority of their ideas from anyway?
Oh and besides, the second you requested a trade out of Edmonton, was the same second that you signed up for the "Canadian media hounding 4 life" feature.
Cut with the crap, and be lucky you didn't get more than one game, ya pansy.
And if you don't remember, Pronger was suspended for Game 5 of the Ducks-Wings series, after delivering a violent head-on hit on Tomas Holmstrom in Game 4 of this series.
I have more on this, if you missed it, a few posts below.
"It's a nothing play if Robbie doesn't hit him," he told the Times on Friday.
The only reason you say that is because the ref called the penalty on "Robbie" because that was who he saw hit Holmstrom from his angle, you were the real culprit there.