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NHL Playoff Referees: What a Debacle Yet Again

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

I have to admit—I’m still bitter.

I had originally intended to write an article about one NHL referee in particular who has stood out this year as the worst of the bunch, Dan O’Halloran. 

Honestly, I am still bothered by two egregious non-calls in Game Six between Vancouver and Chicago. The two were Andrew Ladd’s hit on Ryan Kesler (which resulted in Kesler suffering the loss of three teeth and a broken nose) and Ben Eager’s late hit on Alexander Edler that could very well have been assessed four minutes.

While everyone in the dressing room likes to say the right thing—"the referees were not the difference"—I can’t help but think eight minutes of power ...

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