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The NHL On Wes McCauley’s Call

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

I was curious the morning after if the NHL would share everyone else's enthusiasm with McCauley's emotional call, complete with his "put up your dukes" gesture. I mean, the days of NHL on-ice officials showing a lot of flair or personality or individualism appear to be long gone. No one is suggesting the guys in stripes should become the show, but there's no reason they can't genuinely contribute to it either.

So it was gratifying to hear NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom say he had no issue with it, since McCauley's call was an accurate and true reflection of who he is and how he officiates a game. He has a passion and a feel for it; that's who Wes McCauley is.

More importantly, at least in terms of the "put up your dukes" fight signal, McCauley was actually following a directive from his superior.

"I loved that part because I used to do that and I've been telling the guys if they're signalling a fight, use it," Walkom said. "The funny thing is there has never been an actual signal for fighting in the NHL. We have always had an official signal for every other infraction but we have never had one for fighting.

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If you haven't seen it, you can watch McCauley's call below...

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Afternoon Line- NHL Referee Wes McCauley

"I pinch myself that I still get to skate around. Every year there's a new generation of kids coming in, and it's amazing how skill and how good the game is because they are getting better and better every year. It's neat because I'm a pretty lucky guy. I do my best to try and stay out of the highlights."

-NHL referee Wes McCauley.  Blake Sebring of the News-Sentinel has much more on and from McCauley.

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Videos- Ducks Want Their Puck Back And It Is A Good Goal

via Sportsnet,

Listen as Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon describes throwing the game puck in the trash to get under the skin of the Anaheim Ducks.

 

 

NHL referee Wes McCauley has worked the last three Stanley Cup Finals, he is auditoning for his fourth...

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Video- Ref Wes McCauley Mic’d Up For Rangers/Devils Stadium Game

A different perspective of the game. 

The video is just over two minutes long.

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