Abby thrown face first into the boards by Seabrook in the 1st while on a PP?
Kindl called for interference and then later in the first a Wing was interfered with even more so with no call?
Consistency is all we ask for.
And where was Brunner's penalty shot this series when he got the corkscrew in the hands on a breakaway, or when Roszival two-handed Abdelkader's stick out of his hands on a breakaway that was pointed out in a .gif in the last GDT? Therefore, Mr. Fraser, the call was flat outf****** wrong and by this series' standards isn't even a penalty.
I totally agree that less experienced players like Smith are going to struggle and make a ton of mistakes. I think what people are upset about, well me anyway, is that if Ian White were playing instead of Smith we would have won the series with Chicago by now.
Ian White is a far bigger defensive liability than Smith. Sure Smith was 90% responsible for 2 of the goals against last night, but White would have done the same, and that's why he's not in the line-up. At least Smith can make a breakout pass without icing the puck or turning it over, White cannot.
True, and the officiating in the NHL is a joke on the whole, but in game 6 there was a difference. The refs chose a side. Playing favorites didn't happen noticably until game 6, and it was a disgusting display.
Games 1-5 the team that worked harder won. Game 6 is why to so many the NHL is not taken seriously in the realm of major sports. The Hawks are a great team, and I've always been a fan of theirs, but the fact that they needed the refs to help them win that game is complete garbage. If the refs will in fact "let them play" in game 7, keep it fair and make calls both ways. The penalty shot call was garbage in a series perspective, cause if that's a penalty shot, then Abdelkader and Brunner should each have a penalty shot this series. All we ask for is across the board consistency, and game 6 broke that.