from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
Does George Parros really need to show up in Edmonton on Wednesday to police the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames?
And does the NHL need to double down to sending player safety and discipline director Parros by now also deciding to send NHL officiating director Stephen Walkom for a highly-anticipated but definitely unsanctioned cage match at Rogers Place that has managed to set itself apart from all other NHL game this year? They are scheduled to go to Calgary as well on Saturday.
Isn’t it in the best interest of the coaches involved to police their own teams without the visits by Parros and Walkom, especially when it comes to the expectations of fans expecting Zack ‘The Attack’ Kassian and the Oilers to be putting on the foil and the Flames to be showing up to be looking after Matthew ‘The Turtle’ Tkachuk, after the incident at the last meeting?
A veteran referee crew is expected to work the game.
You’d think the arrival of Parros and Walkom telegraphed the return of Ogie Oglethorpe, Tim ‘Dr. Hook’ McCracken, Mad Dog Madison and Clarence ‘Screaming Buffalo’ Swampton.