Inconsistent Officiating Becoming An Issue In The NHL

In most sports, players rely on officiating for many reasons. Ensuring that the rules are followed is only one of them. In most sports, the officials’ decisions have a direct impact on the outcome of the games or the sport itself. A key part of their roles, regardless of the sport which they are officiating, is keeping fairness so that the results aren’t tainted. We all know the huge debates occurring in boxing or figure skating, where “referees” are called judges as they have to use their judgement to decide of winners… and that’s where things can get messy.

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Potential Lockout? The Impact of A Cancelled 2021 Season On The Habs

The NHL wants to return to work. The players also want to return. But the league is trying to change the new CBA which they recently have agreed to and the players, well, don’t want to. Who can blame them? They have made many concessions for this agreement to work and return to play. But with COVID returning stronger than ever, it seems like the start of the 2021 season is in jeopardy. Just recently, the pandemic was hitting the World Juniors’ teams, some NHL teams had to close their training facilities, and other sports teams were also affected. Other leagues are postponing, even cancelling their season. NHL scouts haven’t been able to do their work for months now. The NHL’s return to play is up in the air more than ever.

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