Canucks GM Fined For Officiating Complaints
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)
Prior to his team’s Game 7 matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis publicly complained about the officiating in the series, those were complaints that will cost Gillis some money.
The NHL confirmed the fine Wednesday in an email to The Canadian Press. The league wouldn’t reveal the amount.
On Monday, Gillis blamed the referees for the Canucks being forced to play a Game 7 against Chicago. He said more penalties had been called against the Canucks than the Blackhawks.
He also was angry Chicago’s Bryan Bickell wasn’t assessed a penalty for a hit on defenseman Kevin Bieksa during overtime of Game 6. The Canucks beat the defending Stanley Cup champions 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night to win the Western Conference series.
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