Jets fan here - those refs were just brutal vs CHI today.
So brutally unfair (how was that not goalie INT, but Oduya gets 2 min? No call, but Toews gets one?) --- and i thought refs were bad vs. the Jets!!
I have to agree with BWC. The Hawks have been beneficiaries of some questionable calls (and non-calls for that matter) this year; it was only a matter of time before they got the short end of a decision.
That being said they did what good teams do, fight through it and win. Kudos to the Hawks for surviving that onslaught there at the end.
Yea but I HATED that we had Kruger out there taking that draw with 1:04 left. Would have much rather seen Toews so we had a chance to win it and clear.
Yeah it would have been nice to have someone better at faceoffs out there, but Kruger and Frolik have been the best at killing penalties so I can see why Q went with them. They could have gone with two centers, but then Frolik stays on the bench
The Hawks now have half the points needed to qualify for the playoffs, based on some calculations a few posters did earlier in the week, with not even a third of their games played. What an amazing run this has been.
Bolland really is far better-suited to be on line #3. Team's winning and playing great hockey on the whole, but they'd be even better with Bolland moved back and someone else at #2C... trade, maybe? Bit early to get into that.