John Shorthouse roasts NHL officials over brutal call.

John Shorthouse roasts NHL officials over brutal call.

Veteran National Hockey League announcer John Shorthouse could not believe what he was seeing.

Jonathan Larivee

The National Hockey League made a number of controversial calls on Saturday night, and unfortunately for the league they got to hear about it on the televised broadcasts of their very own games.

During the course of a clash between the Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Canucks defenseman Tyler Myers was ejected from the game after he received a game misconduct under controversial circumstances. First let's take a look at the play in question:

The initial call on the play was a major penalty to Canucks defenseman Ian Cole, but in a very bizarre turn of events that became a major and a game misconduct for Myers after the play was taken under review. As per the NHL's rules, it not entirely clear that the referees were even allowed to make this decision.

John Shorthouse roasts NHL officials over brutal call.

That being said no criticism of the decision from the NHL is going to top the call from Canucks announcer John Shorthouse during the live broadcast, a call in which Shorthouse made it very clear how he felt about the whole situation.

"Listen," began Shorthouse. "I'm losing brain cells by the moment. I don't think I've ever seen a situation where they assess a 5 minute major to somebody, go to review it, and then decide to call a completely different penalty against a different player."

Shorthouse wasn't the only person confused by this call, but unfortunately I doubt very much we will be receiving a satisfactory explanation from the NHL anytime soon.