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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Adidas Drew Doughty Jersey .ca! Hey Kerry, Just want to say that I love reading your column and every time theres a strange call on the ice, the next day Im on to see if you wrote anything. Now you might not remember but we actually met at the breakfast buffet at the Marriott in Aruba. We were the Habs family who got our hockey updates from you while on vacation! Moving on, I was watching Game 7 of the Detroit/Chicago series and I was just amazed at the call made on the "second" Chicago goal. Now I know you are probably going to get a lot of emails on this call but I dont understand why Chicago was assessed a penalty on the scrum in front of the bench. In my opinion only Detroit should have got a penalty and therefore it should have been a goal. I also dont understand why the referee allowed the play to continue after deciding that both teams deserved a penalty. This is just one of many strange calls seen in this playoffs that I dont understand. Thanks a lot Kerry,Patrick McLaughlin -- Hey Patrick: Its great to reconnect with you. As they say in Aruba; Bon Bini—One Happy Island! There wasnt much happiness in the Madhouse on Madison last night with 1:47 remaining in regulation time when Niklas Hjalmarsson scored the potential series-winning goal only to have it negated by coincidental roughing minor penalties assessed by Referee Stephen Walkom from 90 feet away. The celebration from the 20,000 plus in attendance was put on hold until Brent Seabrook scored the eventual game-winning, series-ending goal just 3:35 into the first overtime period. This goal would not be denied and the House erupted in jubilant celebration. With justice eventually served I can only guess that a huge sigh of relief was felt by at least one man in stripes and countless NHL executives in suits watching from the sidelines. Most confusing to me is the Referees decision to assess coincidental minor penalties on the play. Forget the score and the time of the game; or even that it was Game 7 and Chicago was on the attack with puck possession deep in the Red Wing zone. I dare not factor these into the equation as we all cry for a consistent standard of enforcement to be implemented throughout the entire game. Instead I will analyze the play on face value and demonstrate why it was the wrong judgment to make period! With an eye toward consistency I cant help but bring to your attention a scrum that took place in front of the Red Wing bench just 3:33 into the game. Andrew Shaw of the Hawks engaged both Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula on a line change. Shaws sweater was grabbed by Kyle Quincey, who was seated on the Wings bench. Shaw finished the scrum by picking Filppula up and slamming him to the ice. The Red Wing star forward was injured on the play and did not return to action. No penalties were assessed on this play; neither to Shaw as the aggressor or coincidental in nature. With a couple of minutes remaining in regulation time it was most obvious that Quincey was the aggressor when he finished the check on Brandon Saad and knocked/pushed the Hawk player with suspended animation on the top dasher board and into the Red Wings bench. In an effort to regain his balance and extricate him from the bench Saad reached and grabbed the back of Quinceys helmet causing it to fall off. Quincey then pulled and slammed Saad to the ice causing the Hawk player to land hard on his back. The worst that Brandon Saad did at this point was taking a weak cuff with his right glove hand at Quincey as the Red Wing defenceman bent over Saad. The minimal response from Saad did not equate to coincidental minor penalties being given and I see no justification for stopping the play. If any penalty was deemed worthy by the trailing Referee (and I can certainly live with no call similar to that on Shaw-Filppula) it should have been assessed to Kyle Quincey exclusively. Since Chicago was in possession of the puck a delayed penalty would be signaled IF one was to be called. As the scrum ensued in the neutral zone Referee Walkom, as the trailing referee, had the luxury of time and full vision of the ice from this vantage point. He should have not only observed Saads minimal participation in response to being the recipient of the hit, but most importantly the lack of consequence this activity had on the play in the end zone 90 feet away with the Hawks in possession of the puck and a potential scoring opportunity. This is not the time for a referee to develop tunnel vision. The best course of action for any referee, especially one with Stephen Walkoms experience, should have been to skate to Quincey and Saad (as he did) but instead of deciding to stop the play, Referee Walkom should have verbally instructed both players to get up and move on thereby allowing play to continue. No harm-no foul would be the ultimate and appropriate verdict rendered.  Justice was later served and a bullet was dodged when Chicago scored in OT to win the game and series. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. Cheap Kings Jerseys China . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. Most college football coaches frown on having early bye weeks on their schedule, instead preferring to have them fall in the middle or near the end of the season to help their teams heal up and get refreshed for the stretch run of conference play.But having an extra week off in September probably couldnt have come at a better time for the No. 22 Texas Longhorns, who open Big 12 Conference action on Saturday afternoon (noon on ABC) in Stillwater, Okla., against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-2, 0-1) in Boone Pickens Stadium.The Longhorns (2-1, 0-0), who opened the season with impressive back-to-back wins over Notre Dame and UTEP, needed a little extra time to try and find some answers for a defense that surrendered 50 points and 507 yards in a 50-43 loss at Cal on Sept. 17.Texas coach Charlie Strong said its just a matter of some minor adjustments. He said there are three elements to fix.Weve got to get better fundamentally, Strong said. We got to learn the concepts. ... And then weve got to devise a game plan where we can be successful.Perhaps Strong was being deliberately general. But needing to improve the players physical and mental approach and the coaches game planning seems like major improvements are needed throughout the defense.The Texas coach also said he will take a more active role on the defensive side. Asked whether he considered demoting defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, Strong essentially replied that there wasnt time to make that move.And he gave his DC a vote of confidence.We know weve had our issues on defense, Strong said. I have a lot of confidence in Vance Bedford and I know Vance is going to do a good job. We had a lot of time just to sit down and look at the games that weve played this season and just how much better we could have been.(Bedford) is a professional and I look at his track record. Its not like he all the sudden forgot how to coach defense.Now the Longhorns begin a stretch of nine consecutive weeks of Big 12 action with a trip to Stillwater, where they have won eight straight times.Oklahoma State comes in off a closer-than-the-final-score-indicatees 35-24 loss at No. Cheap Los Angeles Kings Jerseys. 13 Baylor. While the Longhorns have plenty of holes to fix on defense, the Cowboys will focus on cleaning things up on offense this week.Facing a fourth-and-2 from the Baylor 4-yard line, Cowboys running back Rennie Childs was stuffed early in the fourth quarter with Oklahoma State trailing 28-24. Another chance was blown when another running back, Justice Hill, lost a fumble deep in Baylor territory.I hate it because if you take six or eight crucial mistakes out, we probably played well enough to win the game, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. If you cant take care of the ball, it doesnt do any good to have (a running back) in there. I know (Hill is) a freshman and I understand that, but he has to take care of the football.The missed opportunity early in the fourth quarter at the Baylor 4-yard line did not incorporate the arm or legs of quarterback Mason Rudolph, whose sound performance led to an 11-for-15 ratio on third down conversions. In addition, a field goal could have trimmed the deficit to one point and at least provided the Cowboys some points.I didnt feel like a field goal would win the game, Gundy said. I thought we had to score touchdowns.He may have been right, though the last score Baylor managed came after the fumble by Hill, when Oklahoma State had 99 yards to work with on defense but could not keep the Bears out of the end zone.Texas will be without senior offensive lineman Kent Perkins, an NFL prospect, for this one. Perkins was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Friday morning and is suspended for the Oklahoma State game.Strong came down almost as hard on Perkinss teammates as the offensive lineman.There was enough of our players wherever you were, enough of you were around, lets look out for one another, Strong said he told his squad. Theres a guy thats 300 pounds, how could we lose him?Texas leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State 24-6, but the Cowboys won four of the last six meetings. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '



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