Open Letter to Colin Campbell

Dear Colin Campbell:

I don’t know whether it was Kerry Fraser or Bill McCreary who threw up his arm, but whoever thought that Nolan Pratt interfered with Marty Gelinas as he drove to get the puck behind Nikolai Khabibulin’s net late in the third deserves to be fired–immediately.

It’s impossible to interfere with a player you cannot see when you are going for a puck that you can see. Of course Pratt slowed for a second–he had to get around the net! Of course he shifted left–he needed an angle on the puck to carry it into the corner and make an outlet pass!

Please remind your referees that big hits when chasing down the puck != interference.