Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl Expose The NHL's Awful Officiating

Published April 22, 2023 at 1:17

During the first round of the Stanley Cup finals, the Edmonton Oilers suffered a heartbreaking loss in overtime against the LA Kings in game 3. However, new evidence has surfaced indicating that the winning goal should not have been allowed due to a high stick from the Kings player. Even a Jets fan thinks so..

Following the controversial goal, Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft utilized his coach's challenge, leading to a five-minute review by the referees. The referees ultimately ruled that the puck did not make contact with the Kings player's stick, allowing the goal to stand.

A new camera angle has recently emerged, providing clear evidence that the puck did, in fact, touch the player's stick, which would have resulted in the goal being disallowed.

And now, Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Jay Woodcroft used their strong opinion to call out the NHL's awful officiating. The OT goal was not the only awful officiating done in this game, but on several other occasions as well.

leon draisaitl: «i'm not really sure what the standard is rn» [about reffing]
Leon: «You miss a knee on knee right in front of you but you call a slash. Tough to know what the standard is right now»

Jay Woodcroft on OT goal
"I thought it's a play where the greatest player in the world is 2 feet away and his arm comes up because it hit a high stick. I'm going to go with the greatest player in the world"(paraphrase)

mcdavid on the vilardi high-stick: "i saw just in the corner ek and i don't even know who he is battling. puck kind of goes up and off his stick. i call high-stick, because that's what i saw on the ice. as the play goes on they score. they have that review in place for a reason. i guess they determined they couldn't tell."

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Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl Expose The NHL's Awful Officiating

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