NHL Fires Referee Caught on Hot Mic Assigning Make-up Call
Well well well, fans that have ever felt like that crucial call against them was unwarranted and a part of game management are feeling very vindicated right now.
During Tuesday nights game between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings, Tim Peel was caught on a hot mic saying the following:
“It wasn’t much but I wanted to get a f***ing penalty against Nashville early in the…”
That’s blatant game management, something the NHL has denied goes on during games and something that has affected the outcome of so many games throughout the years.
The NHL said they would look into the incident and as of Wednesday morning they have announced that referee Tim Peel will no longer work NHL games, he was set to retire following this season so perhaps he will just sit on the shelf till then. The NHL didn’t make it clear if he was fired or simply sidelined but they released the following statement:
“Nothing is more important than ensuring the integrity of our game,” Campbell said. “Tim Peel’s conduct is in direct contradiction to the adherence to that cornerstone principle that we demand of our officials and that our fans, players, coaches and all those associated with our game expect and deserve. There is no justification for his comments, no matter the context or his intention, and the National Hockey League will take any and all steps necessary to protect the integrity our game.”
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 24, 2021
Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Maybe if you’re a mic’d up ref, you shouldn’t express how you wanted to call a penalty against a team earlier in the game, changing how you ref the rest of the game.
— Matt Best (@bestofmatt) March 24, 2021
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