14 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.

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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.

    Kassian vs. Tkachuk Round 1, Puckless Penalty Shots, Matthews Stick Flips, and Penalty Explanations

    Kassian vs. Tkachuk Round 1, Puckless Penalty Shots, Matthews Stick Flips, and Penalty Explanations

    It's a jam-packed Scouting the Refs podcast! Join Todd Lewis and Josh Smith as they cover Kassian vs. Tkachuk - initial penalties, suspensions, and explanations - as well as Marchand's puck-less penalty shot attempt, another illegal stick flip from Auston Matthews, league explanations, linesmen jumping in, and Wes McCauley's whistle

    • 26 min
    World Juniors Camera Controversy, Head Butts, Goaltender Interference, and a New Take on Hockey Betting

    World Juniors Camera Controversy, Head Butts, Goaltender Interference, and a New Take on Hockey Betting

    This week, we take on the World Juniors Camera Controversy from the Gold Medal Game, head butt goals, goaltender interference both in and out of the crease, a pop-fly offside, and a new angle on hockey betting. Join Todd Lewis and Josh Smith for the Scouting the Refs podcast!

    • 24 min
    Torts vs. the Troublesome Timekeeper, Winter Classic Ejections, Major Reviews, and World Juniors

    Torts vs. the Troublesome Timekeeper, Winter Classic Ejections, Major Reviews, and World Juniors

    Time, time, time, see what's become of Torts... This week's Scouting the Refs podcast checks in on the timekeeping challenge that cost the Columbus coach $20,000. Also, Corey Perry's Winter Classic ejection, reviewing majors, and a quick trip to the World Juniors

    • 23 min
    Referee Injuries, Player and Puck Avoidance, Challenges, and More Broken Sticks

    Referee Injuries, Player and Puck Avoidance, Challenges, and More Broken Sticks

    The latest Scouting the Refs Podcast checks in on injured referees and linesmen, avoiding players and pucks -- or not, as the case was this week -- offside challenges, broken sticks, and more

    • 24 min
    Challenging the Coach's Challenge, Dislodged Nets, More Injuries, and Curbing Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    Challenging the Coach's Challenge, Dislodged Nets, More Injuries, and Curbing Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    This week's Scouting the Refs Podcast looks at a Coach's Challenge that was later ruled by the league to be an incorrect review, along with knocked-off nets, injured goaltenders, other leagues' use of social media to explain calls, and putting a stop to unsportsmanlike conduct on the ice

    • 22 min
    Player Safety Decisions, Minimum Suspensions, and Officiating by Replay

    Player Safety Decisions, Minimum Suspensions, and Officiating by Replay

    It's a Player-Safety-filled episode of the Scouting the Refs podcast, with the Leafs' Kerfoot, Blues' Bortuzzo, and Bolts' Cernak leading the way, along with discussions on minimum suspensions, officiating via replay, and tightening up faceoff interference

    • 23 min

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