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Officiating in Championship Series Has to Get Better

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

First of all, I would like to say congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins. They did what they needed to do to win the Stanley Cup. They won on the road and did not make mistakes. 

That being said, officials need to do a better job in championship series. 

During games six and seven, the officials decided they were not going to call that controversial penalty to cost a team the game. In doing so, they did not make the correct calls for either team, thus essentially deciding the game anyway.

The Detroit Red Wings were one of the least penalized teams in the NHL, while Pittsburgh was one of the more penalized teams. If you allow a physical team to play physical and get away with penalties, it hu...

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