It’s a hot topic but, we all knew it has been happening. Nobody could say for sure but, referees in sports make calls that aren’t justified. We scream at our televisions, “That was a terrible call!” We seethe as we watch our team get scored on during a power play that shouldn’t have even been. Well now Sports fans… we have a smoking gun!

The Hot Topic

In the game between the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night, there was a stoppage in play. While the broadcast was showing a highlight going to commercial, a voice is heard saying:

“It wasn’t much, but I wanted to get a (expletive) penalty against Nashville early in the…”

The end of the comment was cut off by the broadcast as it went to commercial. The referees in the game were veterans Kelly Sutherland and Tim Peel. While nothing official has been released saying who the voice is, many have reported it as being NHL veteran Referee Tim Peel. The ‘hot mic’ incident happened just shortly after a penalty was called against the Nashville Predators Viktor Arvidsson.

The Result

The game ended with a Nashville win 2-0 so no harm, no foul right? Predators Head Coach John Hynes declined to share his thoughts in his post-game presser saying only this:

“…The referees are employees of the league and rather than me comment on it, it’s an issue that I think the league will have to take care of,”

Nashville Predators Head Coach John Hynes

The NHL Public Relations has released a statement via Twitter:

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Jason Beisick

I grew up a huge hockey fan and still am to this day. I love my Calgary Flames and more recently have added the Vegas Golden Knights into my life and soon the Seattle Kraken. I also love the CFL and of course am a huge Calgary Stampeders fan. I love writing as well so this is a dream!

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