Refs need to come clean with Ottawa Senators and give an apology

3/26/14 in NHL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThere is general word around that the Ottawa Senators have been treated unfairly by the refs in the league and they owe them an apology after the uneven treatment. Refs Gord Dwyer and Brad Meier apologized for their sloppy decisions the day after the match against Tampa Bay Lightning. With them coming forward that they did make bad decisions in that match, the supporters for the team have found grounds to say that the Senators have been cheated out of fair matches as many decisions made during the recent ones have been one sided.
The Senators have received the most penalties in the NHL so far and when Senators were awarded 2 power plays the Lightning were given 7 on the other hand.
Senators centre Kyle Turris said that it was good to hear that finally some refs were coming forward to acknowledge their bad decision making choices but nevertheless there were many other instances in which they were dealt unfairly and those refs needed to apologize to them too.
"I guess it's nice that they're one group that actually did apologize," Turris said. "It feels like there could have been a few this year that should have apologized."
Senators coach Paul MacLean said that coaches admitted their fault in proper refereeing after the Tampa were defeated by the Senators.
"It's confusing why it's a penalty one way and not the other way. They apologized to us afterward, but it's too late, then. We need it when the game's going on,” MacLean said. “We have to work real hard to get the respect back from the rest of the league, but the officials as well, to get ourselves where we can play the game on an even playing field."
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