Connor McDavid Shows Lots Of Frustration As He Calls Out NHL Officials

Published January 10, 2024 at 12:54

In a match that ended with the Edmonton Oilers securing a win against the Chicago Blackhawks, the aftermath buzzed with dissatisfaction over the officiating.

A turning point unfolded when Chicago Blackhawks head coach challenged an Oilers goal, claiming it was offside. The ensuing review sparked controversy.

NHL All-Star Connor McDavid didn't hold back in expressing his frustration, particularly with the extended deliberation on the offside call. McDavid's candid response underscored the impact of such decisions on the course of the game.

«If it takes you 15 minutes to determine if it's offside or not, it probably doesn't matter; you zoom in until you can't zoom in any more, I guess it's offside. These are calls that change games, and ultimately, it didn't go our way. That was a big call. It would've really hurt them.»

Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch joined the critique, highlighting the time disadvantage for decision-making between teams. While acknowledging the call's difficulty, Knoblauch hinted at a sense of disadvantage in the process.

"We get about 30 seconds to decide if it's a good goal or not. I'm not sure how long they get to decide. We're at a little bit of a disadvantage. I'm not going to argue with the outcome of either one of those. It was a tough one, but I'm sure they felt they got the right call."

The aftermath of the game exposed a tense atmosphere, with both star player McDavid and head coach Knoblauch voicing their discontent over officiating decisions that influenced the game's dynamics.

Source: Hawksinsider
January 10   |   258 answers
Connor McDavid Shows Lots Of Frustration As He Calls Out NHL Officials

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