Veteran referee Tim Peel “no longer will be working NHL games now or in the future” according to the NHL after his hot mic incident. Jeff and Elliotte discuss how quickly the league made their decision (00:00), if the punishment was too harsh, the impact the incident could have on the league’s business model as it related to gambling, the relationship between players and officials, and what a perfect game for calls looks like to the guys.
They also chat about an interesting trade between Tampa Bay and Anaheim (35:30), changes to the draft lottery format (43:00), the Canadian government limiting the quarantine period for NHL clubs (41:00) and much more.
Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jakob Chychrun joins the podcast (50:00) to talk about his flights from Florida to Michigan during his youth hockey days, battling injuries, the impact his father had on his career, and why memorizing certain names during his draft year was important to him.
This episode is dedicated to St. Louis Blues legend, Bob Plager. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.
Audio Credits: Fox Sports, San Diego Gulls [YouTube], Sportsnet and The FAN 590.
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.