Terrible call puts brakes on Avalanche comeback

Kadri Penalty

The Colorado Avalanche has some unfortunate luck on Friday when Kadri was given a penalty for nothing. That terrible call put the breaks on a potential Avalanche comeback.

With just over a minute to go in Friday nights Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild game Nazem Kadri was dealt an unfortunate blow. The play which should have seen Minnesota’s Ryan Hartman with a lone penalty for holding or roughing or whatever seen Kadri and Hartman both given penalties.

The play all started with Kadri attacking the puck as Hartman put a headlock on him. Then as Kadri was dragged down the refs gave Hartman the penalty for holding and Kadri a penalty for embellishment. 

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Once the call against Kadri was given he rightfully blew a gasket and was given a 10 minute misconduct. The original penalty ended up being served by Matt Culvert. 

The mystery penalty to Kadri came as the Avalanche were looking to tie the game. This did not happen as the Wild ended up potting the empty netter just 4 seconds later.

Kadri who is known by the league to embellish a bit has put that type of play behind him more than a few years ago. This mystery penalty also had twitter calling out the joke of reffing that took place. 

Fortunately for Colorado they aren’t in any danger right now of losing a playoff spot as they are rocking it out there this year. Still though, the terrible display of officiating needs to be addressed as this is happening far to frequently. 

With the benefit of replay and social media the refs poor judgement or slanted calls have amplified. That is no excuse though and in a close match or more important game we don’t want to see what happened to Vegas last year. 

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