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Opinion: It takes more than skill to win a Cup

When you watch hockey long enough — or any sport for that matter — what you realize is that sometimes it’s not fair. There is always a missed call, a missed opportunity, something that could have gone your way but ended up falling in the other team’s favor. There are bad calls and bad bounces, and while you may feel it more when they strike your team, in reality it’s no different than what happens to any other team in the league.

There’s a lot of talk this postseason about how the refereeing is especially bad. According to every hockey fan, referees are missing calls and changing the momentum or outcome of the game.