Refs as the X Factor in this series?


Chere in his live comments really surprised me. He thinks how the refs handle this series will be a BIG issue. He indirectly said that officiating could be "a deciding factor in the outcome of this series." Q1 How well will our defense stop philly from putting presure on Marty and allowing the constant physical barrage that has happened in the past two playoffs? A1 Rich Chere: That's a tough task. If the referees allow it to happen, the Devils are in serious trouble. If the refs crack down on it early, that will be a deciding factor in the outcome of this series. Q2 Haven't seen Rich's prediction yet. Who will win series and in how many? A2 Rich Chere: I don't think the officials will allow the Flyers to play like they did during the regular season. Devils in five