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Wild’s Suter not happy with officiating following loss

Mar 30, 2013, 12:57 AM EDT

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter had a strong critique of the officiating in Friday’s game between the Wild and the Dallas Stars.

Suter was assessed a cross-checking minor two minutes into the third period. At the same time, his teammate, Mikko Koivu, was also called for hooking, giving the Stars a five-on-three advantage for a full two minutes.

The Stars scored 10 seconds into the prolonged two-man advantage, and went on to defeat the Wild 5-3. Minnesota’s seven-game winning streak ended. The loss means the Wild remain two points back of the Vancouver Canucks in the battle for the Northwest Division.


  1. sjsharks66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Poor Minnesota getting singled out on poor officiating. It is a shame it only happens to them and not the other 29 teams in the league, every night.

    Anyone catch my sarcasm?

    • rsmaggiemae - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      Suter was correct in calling out the officials, it was bad officiating..
      When you see the infractions in slow motion you can see that Koivu did not really hook the other player and there were plenty of infractions that should have been called on Dallas, I could see from the get go of the game that it was going to favor Dallas…
      Penalty’s right from the start on the Wild, I am not saying that they did not derserve some of the calls, but some of them were so slight they should have been let go, its part of hockey.
      Suter was really mad about his penalty in talking to the ref about the Koivu penalty, he got 2 minutes for that one..
      I really dont think he is a pretty boy of hockey… he just plays well and wants everything to be as even as possible on the ice.
      If you want a pretty boy look at Crosby… before his concussion, he would always start a fight but never finish it when it got to fists to the head he would always let his D men finish the fight for him….. no wonder he gets the chicken noise when he plays in Philly
      As a woman in my opinion, Crosby is not cute and maybe a few scsrs would make that baby face look a little bit older like a hockey player should look…

    • imleftcoast - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      It’s going to improve the game if the officials are held accountable for their bad calls. That’s part of being a professional. Have to be focused on making the right decisions. No one but a Bruins could be opposed to a level playing field.

  2. northstarnic - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    You’re dumb. No sarcasm. (because apparently one has to let the world know whether or not he’s being sarcastic even if it’s completely obvious.)

  3. einjzmolf - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    The call was fine, you overpaid cry baby. Keep your stick on the ice and play your man like a man and you won’t make yourself look bad, and then worse by opening your mouth about it.

    • tjc8537 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:43 AM

      Must be a Nashville fan. Trust me, I heard MUCH more whining and crying from your fans at the game the Wild beat them. Get over it already.

      • einjzmolf - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:07 AM

        Sorry, not a nashville fan. Just not a fan of a prissy boy taking a penalty and then whining about it publicly.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:42 AM

      He’s so over paid when he has the Norris Trophy tucked away in his back pocket. Yup, Wild sure over paid for him. What a tool you are

    • lordfletcher - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      @ einjzmolf

      “Sorry, not a nashville fan. Just not a fan of a prissy boy taking a penalty and then whining about it publicly.”

      Did you even watch the game / play… or Suter this year. I think he has more grounds to stand on than you when it comes to the NHL and how the refs call a play or game.

      just my .02

    • danglesnipecelly24 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      you’re not very smart are you einjzmolf?

  4. sjsharks66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:05 AM


    I had to make it known. People on here take every comment so seriously.

    • lordfletcher - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      I didn’t take your comment seriously, it was just stupid.

      What was the point?

      oh yeah, sarcasm… YAWN

  5. thehighcountrybear - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:39 AM

    With Lidstrom gone, Chara owns the Norris for the next four years, book it…

    • lordfletcher - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      because that worked so well last year

  6. bethgoesglobal - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    Ya, I wasn’t sure what that was all about. Thought Suter was going off for mouthing off to the official at first.

    Maybe it’s just me but I think we’ve seen a lot of poor calls, and lack there of this season by the officials. What do you think?

    • hockeyhome - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      Absolutely, I agree. Across the board the officials do seem to be having a bad year.

      Any guesses why that is???

      • motrbotr - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM

        Gary Betman Wants Parity So Bad That I Think he’s Told The Zebras To Make Or Miss A Few Calls To Help Control That Wish.

    • ffrey3660 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      Crappy calls are part of the game. Alot less of those bad hooking calls this year than last. Point is you get what you get and player will alway be yapping about everything on their way to the box.

  7. drez146 - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Yea officiating has been consistently bad this year

  8. whatsitlikehere - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Sarcasm works best when you tell people you are being sarcastic!

  9. antkowiak666 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    this is gonna be a heated rivalry being in the same division starting next season.i can’t wait.GO STARS!

  10. antkowiak666 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Rupp and Konopka are a coulpe of lil B!@#$ES for ganging up on a 21 yr old kid.

    • ffrey3660 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      Its their job.

  11. LampyB - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Officiating has been bad this yr. similar situation with Wings Hawks a while back. Two penalties in last five mins, Hawks tie game and win in a SO while they were outplayed the whole game. Its a disgrace when that crap happens.

  12. mattryannolan - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    There were many calls in this game for both sides. I think the main play which he speaks of is interesting. As a Stars fan I was happy to go 5 on 3 but I could see why he would be mad because I would get mad if it happened to us. I just feel like he has to know you don’t cross check or start mouthing off to Jagr. I think a guy like Jagr will get the almost basketball treatment sometimes meaning he gets calls leaning his way just because of who he is(Not a lot though because he’s had his share of penalties this year). This is one of those cases I feel like Suter should not crosscheck and tie up with Jagr and perhaps someone else then maybe they will let it slide.

    This doesn’t happen every game but I feel like this could be a pretty good explanation for the whole 5 on 3. Other than that… The game wasn’t lost on that one play. It was lost on very tired play from the Wild all night.

    • lordfletcher - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      you could say the game was lost on that one call. a 5-3 is almost a guaranteed goal. Go figure they scored 10 seconds into it (or something like that) ….. I am not trying to imply that the horrible call completely cost the Wild the game, but it clearly didn’t help. going down 2 goals in the 3rd isn’t easy to come back from… If it was a one goal game, I think we would be looking at OT or at least a fun period of hockey to watch.

      who knows, but you are right. more than anything, the ref never should have made that call. You should NEVER have a soft call force a team into a 3-5 situation.

      No matter, it’s one loss and the Wild need to focus on LA. Great job Dallas on getting the win.


  13. kingsforever - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Suter is right though

  14. joeyashwi - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I’m glad the call was made. It just put a huge chip on Suter and the Wild’s shoulder. The deck was stacked against us before the game started. Played in Dallas Monday, at home Wednesday, and back in Dallas on Friday. Dallas hadn’t played since the game against the Wild on Monday. It’s going to be a great rivalry. Come on Wild, start another win streak!

    (Calls have been brutal around the entire league this year. It happens to every team, last night was our turn, unfortunately)

  15. sjsharks66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    When did Minnesota get all these fans? Lol

    Your team took a penalty. Boo ho
    Everyone knows the refs have been garbage all year long.

  16. csilojohnson - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Chara, norris? What a joke. His main skill is his size and extra long stick. Not to impressive. Bruins homers are the worst..

  17. vshehane - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Yep, that’s Suter. Something’s never change.

    • lordfletcher - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      remember when you said Suter wasn’t that great (was riding Webers coattails) and was going to tell us that at some point in the season….. looks like you may never get the chance.

      Suter / Norris.

      worth the 100 million, every penny. And what makes

      • lordfletcher - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM

        before my browser shut down… I was going to say, “And what makes” …. it better, it wasn’t my 100 million that was spent.

        :) just giving ya a hard time is all – cheers

  18. dlk75150 - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Stars have had bad calls all year at the end of games and it has cost us dearly. Sometimes you just have to play the refs and the other team. Sumter didn’t mention the two huts throwing smith onto wild bench and he gets a penalty. He’s just a big cry baby.

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