Before rounding up the latest in ref-related news, there’s one particular goal that needs a second look: Justin Abdelkader’s game-winning overtime goal was illegal. Players are not allowed to play […]
Josh is a life-long hockey fan. He grew up as a fan of the New York Rangers, but thanks to their general mismanagement and years of mediocrity, has developed a great appreciation for every team across the league.
He’s been writing about hockey on various sites since 1995. In addition to his work at The Hockey Writers, he also keeps tabs on the referees over at ScoutingTheRefs.com.
Recent Articles by Josh
With the NHL’s GMs wrapping up their meeting in Florida, a look at the proposed rule changes leads off this week’s Ref Roundup: While there’s always concerns about the […]
Always play until the whistle, right? Sometimes, though, you can still score a goal even after it blows. In Sunday’s game between Vancouver and St. Louis, the whistle blew as […]
Hockey has long benefited from technological improvements in television broadcasts. High-definition TV, along with then-revolutionary widescreen TVs – improved the home viewing experience. The new proportions of the broadcasts better framed […]
The New York Rangers were already coming into the 2014-15 NHL season with a lack of center depth. Though ineffective in the playoffs, Brad Richards was a top-line mainstay in […]
His exile to the land of chocolates, fine timepieces, and movie-villain banking accounts is over. Matthew Lombardi is back in the NHL. The native of Hudson, Quebec, will now be playing […]
With the Los Angeles’ Kings hard work having earned them their second Stanley Cup in three years, they get to some well-deserved time off. Not so for long-time Stanley Cup […]
The Stanley Cup is the NHL’s ultimate prize. It’s too bad that, every spring, it gets welcomed by an overwhelming chorus of boos. It’s not the Cup’s fault. Everyone revels in […]
The New York Rangers made a big splash at the trade deadline, sending captain and pending unrestricted free agent Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In return, the Bolts […]
If the Rangers send Ryan Callahan packing at the trade deadline, it wouldn’t be the first time the Blueshirts traded away their captain. Of the 25 team captains throughout their […]
With all the concern over Olympic injuries, many were questioning whether the NHL should send its players to Pyeongyang for the 2018 games. While that’s still up for debate – […]
Is there an Olympic Effect on NHL players? There’s been much debate about having NHL players participate in the Olympics. Obviously, shutting down the National Hockey League for nearly a […]