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    Memo to NHL referees: Don’t have your picture taken holding a drink at a bar with a member of the media.

    Doing so could result in a suspension, as Tim Peel realized last week when the 15-year official reportedly was barred for one game, a Jan. 30 contest between Pittsburgh and the hometown New Jersey Devils, after Yahoo Sports blogger Greg Wyshynski tweeted a photo of he and Peel holding a shot of tequila at a New York City bar the previous night.


    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/tim ... -1.2943544

  • #2
    Re: Tim Peel suspended for one game

    I'm convinced he does this before every Senators game he officiates, they must not have photographic evidence.

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    • #3
      Re: Tim Peel suspended for one game

      Or maybe he should do that before a Sens game..he would probably enjoy it more. Instead he is a miserable bastard when doing a game in Ottawa.

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      • #4
        Re: Tim Peel suspended for one game

        I find it strange that the NHL doesn't permit officials to speak to members of the media. I wonder what the details of that clause are.

        Does anyone know more about the NHL's media-official policy, and/or whether or not the other major sport leagues have such a policy?

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        • #5
          Re: Tim Peel suspended for one game

          Further on in the CBC story, and my guess as to why he was suspended:

          http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck- ... 58557.html

          In this article by Wysh, he states:

          - In a game between San Jose and Anaheim, he admits he made a bad diving call on Sami Vatanen, who copped a high stick. Then he suggests that he felt OK to make that call because of the NHLs overall stance to crack down on diving.

          - In the last game he officiated involving Washington, he admits that he gave Ovechkin a double minor with the score 4-0 in Washington's favour as "game management" and that he wouldn't have made the same call in a 1-1 game. Again, he implies the NHL encourages "game management".

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          • #6
            Re: Tim Peel suspended for one game

            Originally posted by Josh
            I find it strange that the NHL doesn't permit officials to speak to members of the media. I wonder what the details of that clause are.

            Does anyone know more about the NHL's media-official policy, and/or whether or not the other major sport leagues have such a policy?
            I'm actually not surprised. Bettman seems like a control freak.

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            • #7
              Re: Tim Peel suspended for one game

              This guy sucks. He shouldn't even be officiating NHL games.

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              • #8
                Re: Tim Peel suspended for one game

                Originally posted by Josh
                I find it strange that the NHL doesn't permit officials to speak to members of the media. I wonder what the details of that clause are.

                Does anyone know more about the NHL's media-official policy, and/or whether or not the other major sport leagues have such a policy?
                I find the entire situation strange. Did Tim Peel not know you weren't allowed to speak to the media? It seems like it would be a rule made clear to every official if it was a rule. If so, why did he agree/want to do the sit-down? Also, why would he take his picture with the Yahoo reporter with alcohol (seems like common sense not to).

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