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Not getting a penalty against Connor McDavid is easy

The Internet is a wonderful place, and one of my favourite things about it are the people the create and share ridiculous content with the world. There are so many talented content boys and girls out there that it can be overwhelming at times, and that’s why I always love when you guys send me cool stuff. Today was one of those days.

If there’s one thing that we’ve all complained about countless times it’s when Connor McDavid gets slashed, held, mugged, or otherwise and doesn’t get a call for it. Sometimes the penalties are so obvious that we’re left to wonder if the refs have some kind of vision problems that prevent them from seeing what’s happening directly in front of them. The examples of missed calls are endless and that’s why I’m very grateful for the genius that decided to put them all together to really put a spotlight on how bad things can be.

Today, a couple of people on Twitter sent me this amazing video that a genius named Excellent Brilliant made which shows all kinds of examples of penalties that should have been called against Connor but weren’t. Some of the clips included are so bad that they actually made me angry all over again.

Check out the video below.

I don’t know who you are, Excellent Brilliant, but today I speak your name. This thing is a masterpiece. Salut.

  • BrandieBear

    The NHL says they want to protect their star players and this is a prime example that they still don’t. The league also tries to push increases scoring to make the game more enjoyable but yet they hinder star players with this kind of stuff. Things are no where near as bad as they used to be but can you imagine a world where these calls are made, or McDavid is allowed to skate with out all of the impedance. My goodness players like McDavid, Pettersson, Point, JG, MacKinnon and countless others would have 100+ point seasons way more frequently.

  • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006

    How can you be mad at this when they put cartoon sound effect s in? This is great to watch! Makes some of these quite funny.

    But seriously, the NHL refs need to wake the F up. I know they can’t call EVERYTHING (otherwise the Oilers would be on the PowerPlay every 2nd minute), but just a LITTLE diligence would be helpful

  • ExcellentBrilliant

    Thanks for the shout, I’m happy the video is making people both laugh and make them angry at what happens. I’ve been looking for a video showcasing what Connor puts up with, so I made it myself.

  • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006

    What really pisses me off, is that he endures ALL that abuse. He goes through that game in and game out. BARELY if ever, complains to the refs, and yet HE GETS CALLED FOR SOMETHING!?

  • Oiler fan in Dallas

    What I find so interesting about this is that it wasn’t that long ago that I was chastising Sidney Crosby for being a whiner for this exact same reason. The same thing was happening to him over and over again in my thought was “get over it”. Today I get it, the superstars have to take much more on ice abuse than other players before a penalty is called

    • Edmonton Eulers

      As a fan of the Oilers and Penguins it’s amazing to see how much abuse McDavid and Crosby get. Fans don’t pay to see plugs like Kadri or Dubinsky bring down a star player through hacks and slashes. The league needs to do a better job protecting its star players.