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Entries with the tag: tim peel
Oh the on-ice microphone picks up everything.
Former NHL linesman Ray Scapinello appeared on Sportsnet's Prime Time Sports to discuss the Tim Peel situation:
You can also listen to/download the audio here:
Yahoo Sports Greg Wyshynski's discussion with referee Tim Peel this past weekend yielded Peel sitting out a game as a result, and Wyshynski appeared on The Fan 590's HockeyCentral at Noon to discuss the situation:
added 1:59pm, Video added to the post below the audio.
from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,
The Tim Peel "summit" apparently had a casualty: Tim Peel.
The NHL indefinitely suspended Peel, an official since 1999 and more recently an object of scorn over a series of high-profile blown calls, for meeting with Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski at a New York bar,according to a report by Montreal's 98.5 Sports. Wyshynski, Peel's loudest critic, wrote a nice piece that ran on the website, focusing on Peel's side of the story and what it's like to speak, face-to-face, with someone you rip as part of your job.
My only comment is when I saw the interview Wyshynski did with Peel, my first thought was the NHL is not going to like this.
added 9:27am, via Elliotte Friedman tweets,
1) Regarding reports NHL referee Tim Peel is indefinitely suspended because of @wyshynski interview, I'm told he is on "active status"...
2) and is therefore eligible to referee a game at any time. Peel did not work PIT/NJ as scheduled last Friday, but did work CAR/NYR Saturday
added 10:56am, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet with more on this...
NHL ref Tim Peel opened a Twittter account yesterday, and today...
Too bad and I do appreciate him following KK.
From Judd Zulgad at the Star Tribune,
Anyone who tuned into KSTC’s telecast of the Wild playoff game Monday night at Colorado likely came away believing Marc Joannette and Tim Peel are among the NHL’s most incompetent referees.
How could viewers have any other impression after listening to Wild play-by-play man Dan Terhaar and analyst Mike Greenlay? The latter spent far too much time criticizing the officials and the former did nothing to rein him in during the Wild’s 3-2 overtime victory.
continued… with a look at coverage through the first 3 games of the series.