We give the referees a hard time, but how can they be expected to do a good job when the front office doesn’t have a clue?
In Game 5 of the Bruins-Canes series the ref got the call absolutely correct. He gave Carolina’s Scott Walker an instigator penalty for a sucker punch on Aaron Ward that comes with an automatic one-game suspension. The brain trust in the NHL’s front office rescinded the suspension, leaving the players to police themselves.
Good job Colin Campbell. I can’t wait to see someone do the same to Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin and get the same punishment. Instead of getting fighting out of the game let’s start with stupidity.
Manuel Fialho, Ludlow, Ma.