NHL Postseason Blog Beat – May 20, 2013.

Complaining about those who complain about officiating, where David Clarkson ranks among UFA forwards by shot, where the Flyers went wrong, and more.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert suggests fining players and coaches on losing teams who attribute their playoff elimination to bad officiating.

ON THE FORECHECK: Dirk Hoag with his NHL alternative awards for 2013 celebrating the league’s anti-heroes.

David Clarkson could be among this summer's most pursued free agents.

David Clarkson could be among this summer’s most pursued free agents.

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer examines where Devils UFA David Clarkson ranks in shots among the rest of this summer’s unrestricted free agents.

DIE BY THE BLADE: Andy Boron looks at the big decisions facing the Buffalo Sabres with their restricted free agents this summer.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andy Berkshire examines if lack of size creates injuries for NHL players, especially for the Montreal Canadiens.

FLYERS FAITHFUL: Reviewing the ugly in this NHL season for the Philadelphia Flyers.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: NBC play-by-play man Doc Emrick was anything but awful in describing the action in Game One of the Blackhawks-Red Wings series.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back at the Philadelphia Flyers winning their first Stanley Cup 39 years ago.


  1. Nope I won’t hear it. The refs in these playoffs and in the NHL all around are getting worse and worse and worse. I attribute the majority of NHL injuries to inconsistent calls by the refs that allow players to push the envelope on what is a call. These chintzy ‘make-up’ calls don’t cut it. The refs are a major line of protection for NHL players and if they can’t do their jobs, then replace them.

    Cut & Dry

  2. I think the ref’s do a poor job. The elbo on Grab. Should have been called along with many others. I think the ref’s should lose all Power and have head sets so someone can call the game upstairs. That would improve the game. The ref’s proved they are not up to the task.