Day: March 11, 2016

Wideman’s Suspension Reduced to 10 Games for Henderson Hit

Dennis Wideman’s suspension for hitting linesman Don Henderson has been reduced to 10 games by an independent arbitrator.  Wideman was initially suspended for 20 games for the hit, which came in the second period of a game between the Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators on January 26.  Commissioner Gary Bettman upheld the suspension after the NHLPA’s initial appeal.  The ruling was then sent to an arbitrator – in this case, James Oldham – for a final ruling.  Read more in our article on the original hit and suspension Oldham’s decision supports the use of Rule 40 – Abuse of Officials...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/11/16

Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets – 7:00 EST Referees Brad Meier (#34) Games 2015-16: 58 Career Games: 1059 First NHL Game: Oct 23 1999 Birthplace: Dayton, OH Meier NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.3 19 5.3 PP/Gm 3.5 7 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.5 5 4 PIM/Gm 10.3 10 9.6 % of Penl on Home 47% 30 48% More Penl on Road 11% 7 7% Home Win % 53% 23 53% Home Rec. 31-27 Games to OT/SO 22% 21 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 34% 36% 30% Rank 13 34 14 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 PIT 1-2 3-2...

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