Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman: 'You Don't Worry About The Ref Side Of Things'
In the wake of Tim Peel's dismissal by the NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman says he doesn't concern himself with the standard of officiating in the game.
Maple Leafs' John Tavares on NHL Referees: 'They Don't Want To Be The Ones Deciding Games'
Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares weighs in on the NHL officiating debate in the wake of referee Tim Peel's dismissal. The forward says he wants to see the same standard called throughout and says officials don't want to be the deciding factor in games.
Matt Calvert and Garnet Hathaway incidents reveal huge flaws in NHL rulebook
It can sometimes feel as though the NHL makes things up as it goes along. Incidents such as those involving Matt Calvert and Garnet Hathaway don't help matters.
With rule changes, NHL responds to officiating controversies without overreacting
The GMs endorsed several rule changes Thursday night, including the implementation of additional coach's challenges that will strive to reduce the likelihood of the kind of officiating gaffes that clouded the post-season.
Officiating is hijacking an otherwise entertaining Stanley Cup final
A non-call led to the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, and post-game, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said the NHL is "getting a black eye with their officiating in the playoffs."
Best officials in the world? Really? Best at what?
Prior to the opening game of the Stanley Cup final, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has "the best officials in the world." It sure didn't look that way in Game 1.
'We want every call to be correct': Bettman talks video review, CBA and women's hockey ahead of Stanley Cup final
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expressed clear displeasure with the league's current video review process and said a review of the current procedures will take place this off-season.
Playoffs have exposed NHL video review rules as a farce and the league faces a major crossroads
Game 3 of the Western Conference final was determined by an Erik Karlsson goal set up by a clear-as-day hand pass. This isn't the first gaffe officials have made this post-season, leading many to believe it's time for change in the NHL's video review process.
NHL's knee-jerk reaction to a missed offside in a nothing game led to the call that may have cost the Avs their season
A blown call during the 2012-13 season, one which benefitted the Avalanche, was partially responsible for the institution of offside reviews. Now, the ability to challenge plays for the most minor of offside infractions played a part in ending Colorado's post-season run.
The Hockey News Podcast: Who the heck is the Stanley Cup favorite now?
Who has the best chance at the Cup with so many favorites eliminated? Does the NHL need a summit on officiating? And more.
Black and White: The playoffs through the eyes of a former NHL referee
The chase for the Stanley Cup raises the stakes for the players. It’s the same for the men who officiate the games.
Federal League director of officiating resigns, owner fined $25,000 in wake of shocking skirmish
A confrontation between the owner of the Elmira Enforcers and on-ice officials following a controversial goal call has resulted in the director of officiating resigning from the league and the FHL handing down a massive fine.
The Hockey News Podcast: Playoff refereeing, draft lottery results, and is Mark Scheifele a superstar?
Breaking down the latest buzz from the playoff and draft lottery.
Ask Me Anything: Who will win the Rick Nash sweepstakes?
Which team is most logical fit for Nash? Is it time for Chicago to give up? What's a fair price for Evander Kane? And much more.
The best answer to NHL’s video review problem? Stop using it
The NHL has a video review problem with no clear-cut solution. But removing the reviews and putting each play in the hands of the referees and linesmen would be one way to avoid further issues.
Has the pre-season penalty crackdown carried over to the regular season?
The league cracked down on slashing and started whistling face-off violations in the pre-season. Have the referees continued to enforce the same standard in the first week of the regular season?
There were 49 slashing penalties called last night. And that’s a good thing
The crackdown on slashing and faceoff violations drew the ire of fans Monday, but, given time, players will adjust and that could be the best thing for the game.
The non-call in the Red Wings-Blue Jackets game was the right one — here’s why
Red Wings fans were up in arms after Henrik Zetterberg’s stick was broken by Brandon Dubinsky, resulting in the Blue Jackets scoring the game-winning goal. The officials were right not to make the call, though.
Coyotes rookie DeAngelo lands three-game suspension for abuse of official
Coyotes defenseman Anthony DeAngelo will watch from the sidelines for the next three games after attempting to knock a linesman’s hands off of his jersey following a scrum.
Russian player gets lifetime ban for violent attack, threatening to kill ref
After arguing a penalty call, a Russian amateur player swung his stick at the head of a referee and threatened to kill him in the locker room. The player has been banned for life and the team has been disbanded by the local hockey association.
While the hockey world awaits its first openly gay player, an ECHL ref has opened the door
Andrea Barone is chasing the NHL dream as any aspiring professional referee would. That he's gay shouldn't matter. But in the slow-changing hockey world, he knows it does.
Watch Ryan Johansen get bizarre unsportsmanlike penalty after he’s kicked out of faceoff
For the second time in one calendar year, Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen has been kicked out of a faceoff and handed an unsportsmanlike penalty for voicing his displeasure.