Originally Posted by bigjack
Kerry Fraser confirmed what we all know:
In his weekly article at TSN, former referee Kerry Fraser
weighs in on the controversial Jason Spezza
goal from Monday night in which the NHL review booth confirmed that Chris Neil
did not kick the puck in...
"Henrik Lundqvist and Chris Neil both knew that the Rangers goalie was pushed off the puck by Neil's stick. The entire hockey world watching on television saw that Lundqvist's ability to move freely within his goal crease had been violated and the goal should have been disallowed under Rule 69
. It mattered not whether Chris Neil
's skate blade contacted the puck following his distinct kick! Goalie interference was the overriding factor why this potential goal should have been disallowed."
No sh*t and good job Kerry for pointing out the truth. Bettman will ban him from all hockey rinks for 5 years!
Now I know why it's called Rule 69. They blew the call!
Hated Fraser as a ref, but he does shine a light on some of the calls and non-calls in his column...nice to hear it from their side sometimes.