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Entries by Paul Stewart from 05/2014

The Art and 'Science' of Hockey Officiating

| Posted 05.14.2014 | Sports

When people complain about the "subpar" officiating in the NHL, I always tell them to look first at the coaching and instructions the officials receive. The NHL Rule Book is a messy, poorly written document.

NHL Rulebook Is a Mess: 3 Needed Fixes

| Posted 05.21.2014 | Sports

Before the current Stanley Cup playoffs started, I predicted that Rule 69 (Goaltender Interference) was going to be a trouble spot in the postseason. It didn't take a psychic to successfully make that prediction.

Curbing Cheapshots: Hold Coaches Accountable, Too

| Posted 05.28.2014 | Sports

Another Stanley Cup playoff night has passed, and there's another headshot and impending suspension to discuss. Once again, the NHL will pay lip service to taking a "tough" stand on the type of hits that are a blight on the game.