Yes you read that right — WE HAVE A HOCKEY TRENDING NEWS POST!!!

On Wednesday night, there were two different moments during the Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings games that will make you think twice before changing careers to be a professional hockey referee.

The first of which occurred at STAPLES Center when an official’s face found Milan Lucic’s fist during an after-the-whistle fight.

And then the vulgar one: Calgary’s Dennis Wideman delivering a brutal blindside cheap shot in the back of an official:

https://vine.co/v/iilwrbO79ww

Goodness gracious, there is absolutely no defending those actions…

…or is there?

I’d like to submit a late entry for ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ for the upcoming Oscars please.