Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 last night in the desert, but it’s the fact that another video replay was used in my eyes incorrectly that bothers me this morning.
The play that I’m talking about is when Tommy Wingels was awarded a penalty shot and scored, but the Arizona goalie went bezerk saying no goal because he was pleading that he touched the puck.
When you watch the play even from the overhead camera, you cannot see without a shadow of a doubt that the Arizona goalie touched the puck on Wingels stick. That’s the problem for me is that it was inconclusive. If you can’t tell 100 percent then you can’t change the call on the ice.
Against the St. Louis Blues the Hawks challenged the ruling on the ice, and it was clear that the player was offsides, but they stuck with the call on the ice because they said Brent Seabrook brought the puck into the zone which was weird because he was on his back and the puck deflected off his skate.
The reason replay was brought into sports is to make sure they terrible call isn’t missed, but now I can’t stand all the replays! The referees and umpires are human and are going to make mistakes, everyone is human and to be honest I’m fine with some mistakes being made instead of waiting for someone somewhere in Toronto or New York to give us the call in Chicago or Arizona like last night.
I know the Hawks won, and here are some morning links to start your Victory Sunday!
It was the fourth line that carried the scoring in the third period last night (NHL)
Anton Forsberg has been just fine since coming to the Blackhawks (CSN)
Some more thoughts on the Wingels disallowed penalty shot (Madhouse Enforcer)
3 NHL Teams that should be worried about their slow starts (FanRag)
The Odd man out in Nashville (Predlines)
Are the Minnesota Wild afraid to win (Twin cities)
Blake Wheeler’s milestone gives the Jets the W (Winnipeg Free Press)
The LA Kings are unbeaten in regulation still (TSN)
The Penguins and Red Wings made a trade on Saturday (Puck Prose)