The truth of the matter was this: I did not go out of my way to "invent" penalties on Eric Lindros -- or any player -- but I wasn't going to give that guy a break on anything borderline that I might have let slide with a player who had gained acceptability with me.
During my NHL refereeing career, I loved the whole electric atmosphere of big-time hockey in Manhattan. I enjoyed walking into the arena, and just basking in the history of the venue in all its many incarnations. What a history it was, too.
I should not have been thinking about hockey at my dear friend's father's funeral. However, on May 4, 2014, at age 44, I publicly declared myself a New York Rangers fan, and today, I still can't remember what else I used to think about.
The NHL's officiating department has no inclination to reform the way it does things. They enjoy their virtual immunity from being held accountable, and aren't about to call attention to areas where they need to get with the times.
Soccer haters should get a red card. Clearly, the sport is emerging in this country.
Earlier this week, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced its induction class of 2014. All of these gentlemen had careers worthy of induction. However, that does not mean I am a fan of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection process.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is a controversial figure in many circles. That includes not only among fans and segments of the media, but also among some on the playing and officiating sides of the game.
I remember one time I worked a game in Los Angeles where I kept going to the non-congested areas with the best angle of the slot and net. Inevitably, I bumped into Wayne Gretzky as he arrived at the same spot.
Hockey is an emotional game, especially in the playoffs. Nevertheless, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle the emotions. One thing a player can never do, however, is use physical force against an official.
There are times when marginally related events converge and raise questions about issues related to sport. Such a convergence occurred in my corner of...
These are numbers you might expect in the Stanley Cup Finals, not the Conference Finals. In these two games, the Rangers have already eclipsed the average the New Jersey Devils had in the Stanley Cup Finals back in 2012.
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.
By Jordan Adams My fingers are not shaped for basketball and my knees struggle to withstand a full season. Yet many young athletes run onto fields a...
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.
Memorial Day is coming soon, and that means it's well past time to get yourself in shape for the beach! Work out at a gym or at home, then get a massa...
It's one of the best times of the year: April. A time when many sports teams are playing, and sometimes you can't decide what outranks what. Luckily f...