I was pretty pissed when the whistle blew
by Kayo (2019-01-21 10:23:28)

In reply to: Feel like they used to call it all the time in the 90s  posted by Boston Domer

"Bullshit" was one of the words I used. Barring a truly bizarre play, the whistle was the only thing that would have allowed a scoring chance in that situation. Alas, my conern was founded.

I suppose a player could have been on the ice on top of the puck. I couldn't see the puck on television because the boards were in the way, but I didn't see a player sprawled on the ice.

You are correct about the 90s, but the officiating approach has changed to favor continuous action over whistles and faceoffs. It's a change for the better.