100 episodes

Scouting The Refs follows hockey officials across the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world, including news updates, rule changes and interpretations, suspensions, and statistics on officials and penalty calls.

Scouting The Refs Podcast Scouting the Refs

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Scouting The Refs follows hockey officials across the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world, including news updates, rule changes and interpretations, suspensions, and statistics on officials and penalty calls.

    Unrivaled, Summer Plans, and Abuse of the Cup

    Unrivaled, Summer Plans, and Abuse of the Cup

    Refs at the NHL draft, the Colorado Avalanche abusing the Stanley Cup, summer camps and the NHL Officiating Combine, and looking back at the 'Unrivaled' battle between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings - and the officiating and Player Safety rulings of those conflicts, plus an All-Star Skills Competition suggestion for linesmen. 
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    Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

    • 20 min
    Two Birds, One Draft, No Whistles

    Two Birds, One Draft, No Whistles

    Where the whistles at?!  Was Game 6 really that clean, with only two penalties called?  Looking back at the NHL Stanley Cup Final non-calls and calls, Bellemare vs. Manson, McDonagh vs. Helm, Stamkos dodges abuse of officials, too many men...again? Is it time to change the TMM rule? Also, a suspension after two birds crash the AHL's Calder Cup Final, and the door may be open for women officials to join the NHL.
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    Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com.   
    Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

    • 22 min
    Too Many Men, Too Much Time

    Too Many Men, Too Much Time

    Breaking down the too-many-men situation on Kadri's goal in overtime of Game 4 between the Lightning and Avalanche, Tampa taking too much time to challenge an offside, the magical missing four seconds, Kucherov gets crunched, Colorado's Darcy Kuemper plays without a mask, the benefits of 'magic doors', and what happened to third period penalties?!
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    Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

    • 22 min
    The (Stanley Cup) Final Countdown

    The (Stanley Cup) Final Countdown

    No kicking motion as Tampa advances over the Rangers, a phantom Lightning trip on Makar, a missed high stick on Hedman, game management is not a bad word, and reviewing the officiating in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final -- but not necessarily reviewing penalties. 
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    Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com.   
    Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

    • 22 min
    Holy Shick!

    Holy Shick!

    Koho lets one slip, NAHL recruiting refs, padding PIMs with late-game penalties, looking back at Kane on Kadri, majors vs. match penalties, a critical faceoff violation in the Q, the evolution of puck tracking and offside plays, and was that series-ending goal a high stick!? Holy Shick! Have another donut! 
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    Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

    • 27 min
    So... Was It Offside?

    So... Was It Offside?

    Were the Colorado Avalanche offside?  Spoiler alert: No, they were not - the NHL got it right. We'll break down why and how that is, along with ECHL refs, Landeskog on Yamamoto, Kassian gets in on the action from the bench, Smitty's lost glove, the founding fathers' rule book intentions... and, oh yeah, that offside.
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

TheChillUmpire ,

Good Discussions

I really enjoy the discussion and the insight into the world of hockey officiating. I think it’s good to open the door to the officiating world because it helps the public see officials as humans and not robots who hate your team. Keep up the good shows!

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