Babcock: 'It was as dumb as anything I've ever seen'

"It was not blown dead. It was a goal. The guy never meant to blow the whistle; it was a shot. The puck went in on a shot. It was as dumb as anything I've ever seen."

— Red Wings coach Mike Babcock

Boy, it's hard to fathom just how something like that even happens. How can Toronto call down during the game, talk to the referee and let that bogus decision stand and help decide the outcome?

Anytime there's an injustice against the Red Wings, you better believe Bill at Abel To Yzerman is the man to seek for your outrage, and he doesn't disappoint on this one:

...it’s almost impossible to believe Toronto missed it.  If they didn’t, if they overturned it, could LaRue have simply ignored them out of sheer embarrassment?  Not likely, but something idiotic happened.

And nothing will be done.  Nothing.  LaRue, of course, is one of Gary’s best.  A ref in last year’s Stanley Cup Final, so you know he has to be good, right?

There should be some fallout from this, or at the very least an official statement from the league. It's about as bad a bungling as I've ever seen.

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