I was never much into conspiracy theories until last night. Always thought that people were moral and just and that those theories were just fun to think about.
That was before Whoressa's soccer goal last night. A blurb from Elliot Freidman
"Here’s what I do believe:
1. No referee wants to make the wrong call. Dan O’Halloran ruled it a goal because he honestly thought it was a goal. The best referees die inside when they
err, especially in a critical situation. Brad Watson blew one in the Anaheim-Detroit playoff series two years ago and it took him a year to get over it.
2. Replay is important. It should be about getting the call right. That’s it. And after watching that last night, the system doesn’t work. There’s no other way to put it.
Let’s just look at it this way: How much was on the line with that call?
What’s a home playoff date worth in Chicago, Calgary and Dallas? How much money does Chicago make or Dallas-Calgary lose in playoff revenue?"
Even Ty Conklin says that there was a conspiracy. “(The Blackhawks are) probably going to make it into the playoffs anyways, but do we really have to make it that obvious that the league wants them in? They’re going to get in anyways,” Conklin told reporters after the game. “It was a close play, but the puck never crossed the line. I was sitting there watching it, and I knew it wasn’t over.”