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A Little Mental Clorox Does the Trick

Paul Stewart | Posted 04.27.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

When officials put on their equipment, they should take out of their bags an invisible bottle of Clorox. Before they head out to the rink, they should magically soak their brains and bleach out any preexisting thoughts about the game.

Going to the D.O.Gs: Taking the Judgment Out of Delay of Game Rules

Paul Stewart | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Over the years, there have been numerous attempts by the game's powers that be to reduce the amount of criticism that officials get subjected to. You know what they say about where the road paved by good intentions often leads.

Canoe Paddles, Trash Picking and Banana Curves

Paul Stewart | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Hockey is a sport of trends as well as evolution. That includes the enforcement of the rulebook and the development of the rules themselves. But the enforcement of some rules is stressed more than others.

Before You Accuse, Learn the Rules

Paul Stewart | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

I can't tell you how many games I see over the course of a season where plays happen and the national and local announcers and in-studio hosts act like they are puzzled as to why certain calls get made the way they do or why penalties are meted out in specific ways.

NHL Rulebook Is a Mess: 3 Needed Fixes

Paul Stewart | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

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.