The NHL took a backseat to a bigger story this week as a dispute over the pay received by Women’s hockey players in the USA brought attention to an issue in international hockey.
The Playoffs are in full swing with most of the first round finished and a few series coming down to the end. The first round has been an interesting one with plenty to watch and plenty of controversy to keep debates going. One of the biggest issues of the first round has been the involvement of the referees in the games. Referees have a very thankless job as when they do a good job on the ice nobody would ever really know as their best games are when they make no noise.