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:
Goodness gracious, there is absolutely no defending those actions…
…or is there?
MOre Wideman: "It was completely unintentional and I already apologized to him."— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) January 28, 2016
Sideman: "Throughout my career I think I've treted every official w the utmost respect & I'd never try 2 intentionally hit a linesman or ref— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) January 28, 2016
Wideman on possible hearing: "I’d be surprised but if it happens all I can do is tell my side and tell what happened and hope for the best."— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) January 28, 2016
More Wideman: "In my view it was obviously unintentional.”— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) January 28, 2016
Wideman: “I was kind of keeled over & at the last second I saw him & couldn’t avoid it. I couldn’t see him & didn’t know where to…(Contd)— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) January 28, 2016
I’d like to submit a late entry for ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ for the upcoming Oscars please.