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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

Unrivaled, Summer Plans, and Abuse of the Cup

7/8/2022
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. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine...

Duration:00:20:39

Two Birds, One Draft, No Whistles

7/1/2022
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. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and...

Duration:00:22:43

Too Many Men, Too Much Time

6/23/2022
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?! Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the...

Duration:00:22:22

The (Stanley Cup) Final Countdown

6/17/2022
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. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

Duration:00:22:56

Holy Shick!

6/10/2022
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! Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

Duration:00:27:29

So... Was It Offside?

6/3/2022
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. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

Duration:00:23:28

Going Streaking!

5/27/2022
The Stanley Cup Playoff battles intensify, as do the stakes on the rulings on and off the ice. No goal after skate contact in Calgary -- we break down the play and what the refs and the Situatiom Room were looking at. A pair of goaltender collisions with different outcomes: nothing for Kadri, 5 and a game for Lucic. Plus Florida challenges Tampa twice and the Rangers lose a go-ahead goal on a Canes challenge. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and...

Duration:00:23:23

Uniting Fans Through Frustration

5/20/2022
Uniting fans through their dislike of officials as 'ref you suck' echoes through arenas... Ref Rank recalled from USGA event, ref cam returns for IIHF Worlds, Round 1 leftovers for Player Safety, Chiarot gives 'em head butts, no discipline for Zadorov, penalty for McDonagh, goaltender interference outside the crease, Schenn's low high stick, and Flames' Matthew Tkachuk scores a goal that prompts a penalty discussion and a possible offside -- we break down the rules and why it's legal. Visit...

Duration:00:28:13

Fines, Fines, Everywhere Fines

5/13/2022
You get a fine! You get a fine! Player Safety hitting wallets hard this postseason. Todd and Josh breakdown Trouba's hit on Sidney Crosby, interference from a loose glove, questioning the concussion spotter criteria, Oilers' Nurse suspended for headbutt, goaltender interference, and a scary moment of ice crew vs. linesman Jonny Murray. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at...

Duration:00:25:10

Spicy Pork and Broccoli in OT

5/6/2022
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are under way, with suspensions, fines, penalties, fights, and an extra helping of spicy pork and broccoli in overtime. Todd and Josh look at a rough start to Bolts/Leafs, intent to injure, Pasta runs Raanta, penalty reviews, and a puck that was nearly over the line - along with some hits that definitely were. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at...

Duration:00:24:23

Burn the Rulebook, the Playoffs are Coming

4/29/2022
Can you challenge? That depends on who you ask... Wrapping up the regular season, picking playoff refs, broken crossbars, missing the boat on mic'd up refs, Lomberg's instigator gets him suspended, inadequate explanations, ref injuries - including a scary situation at the IIHF U18 World Championship, and officiating travel woes. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at...

Duration:00:24:07

Two Sticks, No Bucket

4/11/2022
The Habs have had some interesting rule run-ins around helmets (or lack thereof) and sticks (specifically, too many). We also dig into Ritchie's slash, boarding by Cizikas, a stick toss from Trotz, penalty reviews, and a look back on Beagle vs. Terry and the trend of teams reacting to all hits -- even clean ones. Plus, Malkin's up next for DOPS... Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the...

Duration:00:27:59

Penalties for the Record Books

4/1/2022
We've got a new penalty record to enter in to the NHL's record books! Todd and Josh also cover one NHL referee's debut, one whose AMA was cancelled, and another who battled through an on-ice injury. Changing up penalty reviews and suspension lengths, catching pucks over the line, and rewriting some rules... Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

Duration:00:25:09

Matthews Suspended, Morton Retires

3/18/2022
Watch your stick, Auston Matthews! Two games for #34. Referee Dean Morton retires as others are sidelined with long-term injuries, women officials coming to the NHL, Anna Wiegand hangs up her whistle, handing over ref numbers, and discussing the rule - and consistency - of goaltender interference reviews at Habs/Stars. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

Duration:00:22:41

Late Calls, Tough Calls

3/11/2022
Two apparent penalties, two non-calls, two games decided as a result of those plays. We look at Oilers/Caps and Coyotes/Leafs and how calling - or not calling - penalties impacts the game, plus refs' names behind the benches, a double-shot of coach's challenges, Landeskog's comments on officiating, and a Hornqvist goal that went under the net. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the...

Duration:00:23:00

Kicking, Bunting, and Diving

3/4/2022
Wait - what sport is this? Leafs' Bunting fined for diving, Habs' Gallagher goes for an extra point with a kick attempt, a sticky situation for Blue Jackets' Peeke, harsh words from Sens' Watson, a Coach's Challenge duel, Bolts' Cooper gets tossed after a showdown with 'Wild Wild Wes' McCauley... Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS!

Duration:00:22:07

Imminent Scoring Chances and Costly Words

2/18/2022
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words cost $25,000 - at least for NHL head coaches. Player Safety also hit the wallets of Buffalo's Dylan Cozens and Calgary's Adam Ruzicka, and handed out a two-game ban to Ottawa's Austin Watson. We've got a no-goal at Oilers/Ducks, no discipline for Borowiecki, a thrown stick, a displaced net, and one more NHL ref with a hot mic! Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions -...

Duration:00:22:48

Rising to the Level of Supplemental Discipline

1/28/2022
Look out! Pucks and sticks injuring refs, Spurgeon's hit to Dvorak's head, Dillon blasts Blueger, Dell throws an elbow on Batherson, there are legal checks to the head, and now boarding: Brendan Lemieux. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS! The Scouting the Refs Podcast is sponsored by Manscaped - use code REFS for 20% off and free shipping at Manscaped.com:...

Duration:00:21:53

Don't Get Pissy!

1/24/2022
A bunch of battles this week: Greenway vs. Kuemper in the crease, Draisatil vs. Matheson on the mic, Orlov's knee vs. Ehlers's knee, Drouin's stick vs. Seguin's head, Hathaway vs. Marchand, Danault's dangerous trip vs. a slewfoot, and Motte misses out on awarded goal. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS! The Scouting the Refs Podcast is sponsored by Manscaped -...

Duration:00:21:23

Give 'Em Head Butts!

1/17/2022
Give 'em head butts... and suspensions! Player Safety hands out one game to Habs' Wideman, three for Isles' Johnson. Hagelin's own goal, kicking motions, and coaching fines. Todd and Josh also break down the double review on the overtime game-winner at Habs/Hawks and controversial too many men penalty at Preds/Avs. Visit www.scoutingtherefs.com and follow @scoutingtherefs and @toddlewissports. Email us your questions - heyref@scoutingtherefs.com. Call the RefLine at 585-484-REFS! The...

Duration:00:23:25