Originally posted on Goon's World  |  Last updated 5/23/12
After listening to Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's post game comments the first thing that came to mind was, the NHL could levy a fine against Smith for his post game comments about the officials. 
I will be the first one to admit that the NHL on ice officiating has been really poor during this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, but everyone has has had to play through it. In this series, the Kings were the better team, the Coyotes had no answer for the Kings speed through the neutral zone. The Kings also played a high pressure game and gave the Coyotes little in the way of offensive chances maybe Smith should give credit where credit is due.  There is a time to just say congrats to the other team and move on with your life and not look like a whiner. 
You can listen to the audio of the post game interview, you will hear that Smith was highly critical of the on ice officials in this game and series. I always said, win with class and you lose with class as well. 
"It's even more disappointing," Smith said. Not only did we get beat by them [Kings]... "We got beat by the officials to." 
[click to listen to his post game comments]

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