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Ex-NHL Referee Paul Stewart Blog

16 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Shortly after my retirement from the NHL as an active referee, the Hockey News asked me to name the five biggest whiners I had to deal with on the ice. In descending order from one to five, the players were Chris Gratton, Tyson Nash, Craig Janney, Steve Yzerman and Keith Tkachuk. I'll share stories about the other players some other time but for now, I talk about Gratton.



Pretty interesting read, especially the story about Lindros. I just find it weird that Stevie Y would be in Paul Stewart's Top 5 "whiner" list. He was the Captain, so he obviously talks to the ref all game, but I never pegged him as a whiner.



Selanne, Giguere Skate Final Lap Together

14 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

Final regular season lap. Both teams are headed into the playoffs, so this was a very cool send off. I'm a big fan of The Finnish Flash and the game will miss him. He's one of the last of the old guard. Good luck to both! Bummer at the end of the article:


If Giguere does retire as expected, the league won't just be losing a great goaltender and person. They'll also be losing the last active former member of the Hartford Whalers.


Phoenix Coyotes To Be Renamed Arizona Coyotes

29 January 2014 - 07:51 PM



I guess it makes sense, especially if they want to 'rebrand' themselves. No different than the 'Minnesota' Wild or 'Florida' Panthers. I wonder how the uniforms are going to look.

Marty the Marmot mascot attacked during WHL game

04 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

Marty the Marmot, Canada’s mascot of the year, attacked during WHL game




That is messed up. It's a hockey game, and a light-heartened intermission game. I don't know if he's drunk, but either way, what a Le' ******.


I hope they press assault charges. I'm surprised he made it out of the arena in one piece (one large piece of s**t).