Day: March 17, 2016

Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/17/16

Minnesota Wild at New Jersey Devils – 7:00 EST Referees Francois St. Laurent (#38) Games 2015-16: 27 Career Games: 509 First NHL Game: Nov 10 2005 Birthplace: Greenfield Park, QC St. Laurent NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.6 6 5.3 PP/Gm 3.6 4 3.2 Penl/Gm 4.2 11 4 PIM/Gm 9.3 24 9.6 % of Penl on Home 48% 21 48% More Penl on Road 7% 20 8% Home Win % 63% 5 53% Home Rec. 17-10 Games to OT/SO 37% 2 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 34% 33% 33% Rank 16 35 5 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14...

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Officially Speaking: Assignment Controversy

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at LetsPlayHockey.com: With state hockey finals concluding all over America, you would think that controversies involving officiating would be on short hiatus – at least until spring league. Not quite. See, last week, an emergency text was submitted to the OS cell hotline. Strangely, the communication wasn’t from a referee or disgruntled parent. No, this SMS was sent by a manager. And it didn’t concern disputed calls or the usual allegation of officials’ incompetency. It was about scheduling, specifically, the assignment of officials. OK, without naming teams, managers or even jurisdictions, what seems to...

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