From Tom Benjamin ... .
A snippet: First, fans have to understand that no matter how the game is enforced there will be many fouls that are missed. We know this is true because the officials will call a stick to the mouth in overtime of the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final. Yet how often do we see high sticking missed because neither referee saw it? We have to accept that all fouls will not be called. The referee's job is to assure insofar as is possible that the game is played safely and fairly.