That didn't take long, did it?
Shortly after the Washington Capitals dropped their home opener by a score of 4-2 to the Winnipeg Jets, newcomer Mike Ribeiro wasn't shy in making his feelings for the officials known. Ribeiro had just ended the game with a 10-minute misconduct and a 2-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and was feeling chatty about how he thinks the officials are treating him and his teammates.
The year is young but fans, and now players, are quickly growing frustrated with the lack of clarity from NHL officials.
Check out what Ribeiro said following the loss, as reported by Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times.
Mike Ribeiro on officials: "They believe they're like above us or like more power, they feel power, I don't know."
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) January 23, 2013
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