Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Refs Look Rough So Far

Rick Stewart

Perhaps the strangest thing about the 2013 NHL season so far is the number of controversial (and outright erroneous) calls made by the referees, who didn't have the benefit of staying in "game shape" during the lockout. Can they regain their form in time for the playoffs?

Nashville Predators News

Here's a happy Barry Trotz in last night's press conference:


Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL Referees on pace to call over 650 more interference penalties this season than in 2011-12 | Backhand Shelf
It's been a strange year for the zebras, certainly.

Is this the worst hockey referee blunder of 2013? (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
The way this season is going, it's only a matter of time before a call like this happens to the Preds, right?

Rumblings: Ducks, Canucks and bad ref luck - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
If they're smart, the Ducks could get a king's ransom in return for Corey Perry. Will another team take the bait, however?

Mic’d Up: Listen to Zac Rinaldo tell Phil Kessel he’s going to take his head off | Backhand Shelf
You've gotta love the chirping.

One game, 60 goals allowed: How political controversy led Alexander Medearis to goaltending infamy | Puck Daddy
The UAE needs a goon, to keep the margin of victory to just 40 goals or so.

Insider Trading: How will NHL playoffs look with realignment? - TSN
Until the league expands to 32 teams, the playoffs could be a little odd under realignment.

Stars Allow Predators Offensive Explosion, Drop 5-4 Decision - Defending Big D
From the Dallas perspective, last night was a lost opportunity.

Clowe suspended two games after line change is declared legal - Fear The Fin
Now here's a terrifying thought for Sharks fans: "with Martin Havlat and Tommy Wingels not skating this morning, it's entirely possible San Jose's best natural right wing tomorrow will be Adam Burish."

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