Every time I go to a Blues game, and I see #20 in stripes, I know one thing: at some point in the game, he is going to call a penalty on the Blues that will leave everybody in the DrinkScotch going, "WHAAAAAAAT?" (use Tim Allen voice for maximum effect). The St. Louis resident will make a call like that so that he can prove to the league office that he is not a homer.
Tonight, it was an elbowing call from 150 feet away--but he was even in a position to see that Steen did not lead with his elbow (unlike several Stars hits.) It's also very easy to play shutdown defense when you grab the stick of the offensive player when they go into the corner and you know that he's not going to call anything for fear of being called "a homer." Play the puck with eight guys on the ice? No problem. It's only an "illegal change", no penalty necessary. St. Louis Tim won't let the linesmen call too many men on the ice; after all it might affect the game in the Blues' favor and he might be labeled "a homer."
It wouldn't be such a big deal, except that he does it every time he's assigned to a Blues game. Yo, league office? Oh, wait, you'd probably assign Brian Pochmarra to Blues' games in his place. Never mind.