Steve Whyno (@SWhyno)’s latest on NHL referee Wes McCauley talks about his status as the league’s top ref, handling bad calls, and what players and coaches think of #4 in stripes:
Wes McCauley keeps his good calls close and his bad calls closer.
Any time the veteran NHL referee is feeling too good or gets down on himself, he breaks out a binder full of his missed calls and looks through it.
“It’s a humbling book,” McCauley said. “Trust me, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. There’s times you wish you could saw your arm off.”