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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

Water Bottle Fines, Player Safety Decisions, EBUGs, and Emergency Refs

2/28/2020
This week: Water bottle shenanigans, trade deadline homework, Player Safety decisions including no ban for Stars' Benn and fine for Flyers' Niskanen. Also, EBUG rules, and what about emergency refs? Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check it out at www.goteamstripes.com

Duration:00:21:01

Kicking Suspensions, Shootout Goals, Coach Fines, and Reviewing Player Safety

2/21/2020
We've got a controversial shootout goal this week, along with a Kassian kick that saw him sit for seven, $10,000 for Claude Julien's thoughts on officiating, Evander Kane's comments, linesman Scott Driscoll's last trip to Vegas, and Jamie Benn getting creative on the forecheck. Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check...

Duration:00:21:34

High Stick Follow-Throughs, Offside Line Changes, Hand Passes, and the Coach's Challenge Process

2/13/2020
It's a wicked smaht Bruins-heavy episode of the Scouting the Refs podcast, with Boston involved in a few rule-related plays: a swing and a miss on an uncalled high stick, a whistled hand pass that cost the Blackhawks a game-winner, and a Coach's Challenge that wiped out a Bruins goal. Todd and Josh also dig into the video review process and some potential rule changes. Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered...

Duration:00:20:30

Ref Night, Line Brawls, Late Hits, Offside, and Instigators

2/7/2020
The Battle of Alberta gave us a line brawl and a goalie fight - and some extra work for the officials. Also on deck, Ref Night at the Islanders game, fights and instigators at Bruins/Jets, late hits, and an offside that wasn't. Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check it out at www.goteamstripes.com

Duration:00:20:38

All-Star Refs, Women Officials in the NHL, Pre-game Preparation, the Legality of Lacrosse-Style Goals

1/30/2020
This week, Todd and Josh cover the NHL All-Star officials and the inclusion of women's hockey in the festivities, along with women officiating in the NHL, pre-game preparation, the legality of lacrosse-style goals -- and their inevitable review and challenge. Visit scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. The Scouting the Refs Podcast is powered by Team Stripes - your source for officiating equipment, training tools, apparel and more! Check it out at...

Duration:00:21:48

NHL Players' Pick for Best Ref, Broadcast Booth Officials, and Delayed Penalties on Coach's Challenges

1/24/2020
Heading into the NHL All-Star Break, this week's Scouting the Refs Podcast dives into The Athletic's Player Poll and looks at the players' pick for the NHL's top referee. Todd and Josh also discuss a delayed penalty on an overturned goal, potential rule changes, and officials heading into the broadcast booth. Follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports

Duration:00:22:34

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

1/20/2020
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

Duration:00:26:13

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

1/13/2020
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!

Duration:00:24:45

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

1/6/2020
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

Duration:00:23:57

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

12/18/2019
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

Duration:00:24:44

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

12/4/2019
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

Duration:00:22:45

Player Safety Decisions, Minimum Suspensions, and Officiating by Replay

11/27/2019
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

Duration:00:23:11

Injured Players, Spitting Ejections, and Pelvic Thrusts

11/19/2019
Bodily fluids are heavily featured on this week's Scouting the Refs podcast, with a match penalty for spitting on an opponent, stopping the play - or not - for a injury that drew blood, and, like the Rocky Horror Picture Show taught us, it's the pelvic thrust that really drives Devils fans insane... especially when it results in no goal.

Duration:00:22:28

Broken Stick Goals, Major Reviews, Failed Challenges, and Illegal Line Changes

11/14/2019
The Scouting the Refs podcast takes a look at a busy week for the NHL's replay guys, including failed challenges, major penalty reviews, broken-stick goals, and a line change that ended up shorthanded...

Duration:00:22:23

Challenge Stats, Faceoff Tosses, and Scoreboard Shots

11/5/2019
This week's Scouting the Refs Podcast digs in on Coach's Challenge stats - who's doing well, who's losing goals - along with why guys get tossed from draws, Patrick Kane's 'unsportsmanlike' outburst, and a puck that went off the scoreboard... out of play... two minutes for delay of game.

Duration:00:22:01

Curious Circumstances: Puck Throws, Inconclusive High Sticks, Goal Line Stands, and Minor-League Call-Ups

10/30/2019
The latest Scouting the Refs Podcast looks at some curious... well, let's call them 'circumstances'. From thrown pucks to thrown sticks, and sticks above shoulders to pucks across lines (or not, as it were), as well as injuries relative to cups other than Stanley's. We also dive into the mailbag to discuss minor-league call ups and more. @ScoutingTheRefs @ToddLewisSports

Duration:00:26:17

Official Injuries, Player Safety Fines, and the Rare Overtime Penalty Shot

10/23/2019
This week's Scouting the Refs Podcast talks official injuries, with one referee and one linesman both expected to miss time after suffering injuries this week. What happens on the ice when one of the officials goes down? We also discuss Player Safety hitting up some paychecks but holding off on suspensions, and the ever-elusive overtime penalty shot that decided a game and infuriated a fanbase. We're looking at you, Leafs fans.

Duration:00:24:36

Phantom Pasta Penalties, Coach's Challenges, and Stalock's Bench Blast

10/15/2019
The Boston Bruins certainly had their hands full with the officials this week, with two goals overturned by Coach's Challenges in a two-goal loss and a phantom penalty for Pastrnak. We also look at a crafty play by Wild goaltender Alex Stalock to get the puck out of danger -- and right into his own bench -- on this week's Scouting the Refs Podcast.

Duration:00:23:47

Thrown Sticks, Lost Helmets, Reviews, and Referee Recognition

10/8/2019
Toronto's Kasperi Kapanen might not have known the rule about throwing your stick, but he knows all about losing his helmet. This week's Scouting The Refs Podcast also talks reviews, challenges, and Wes McCauley -- and asks: whatever happened to the names on the referee jerseys?

Duration:00:25:08

New Season, New Rules, New Podcast

10/2/2019
Scouting the Refs kicks off the 2019-20 NHL season with our new podcast - talking refs, rules, and abuse of officials

Duration:00:24:57