National Hockey League
He put in his retirement papers and was only working games for another month. Good riddance. At some point the refs need to be held accountable, perhaps this is a start. It hasn't been there finest season.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV/AP) - A referee wearing a microphone for the Detroit-Nashville game Tuesday night was heard over the TV broadcast saying he wanted to call a penalty against the Predators was fired on Wednesday, the NHL announced.
“It wasn't much, but I wanted to get a (expletive) penalty against Nashville early in the,” the unidentified official was heard saying before his microphone was cut off after Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson was called for a tripping penalty at 4:56 of the second period.
NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell announced Wednesday after referee Tim Peel’s comments during the game that he no longer will be working NHL games now or in the future.