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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman not happy - issues final warning to any teams that bash referees



If you're a fan of the NHL, you would agree with me that the officiating in the league has been worse than ever this season, and it appears despite many teams complaining about the frequent game deciding calls, it appears NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn't see any sort of issue.


Montreal Canadiens head coach Martin St. Louis has been warned after complaining about the refs in recent Canadiens games, including Saturday night when Anthony Cirelli ran the Habs goaltender Jake Allen and scored on the play, it was deemed a good goal. You can watch it down below.


There is no doubt in my mind about that being goaltender interference.



According to player agent Allan Walsh, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has given general managers around the league their final warnings.


"Bashing NHL officials will not be tolerated." - Gary Bettman

Walsh adds:


"I'm told the NHL's consistently horrible officiating (and often missed flagrant calls was a "hot topic" on the first day of the NHL General Managers' meeting today. The NHL kicked off the discussion by reminding General Managers that anyone who publicly criticizes officiating will be severely fined."

The message is pretty clear.



Here you can listen to the announcers go off on the officiating during the March 28th game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals.




Here is Martin St. Louis complaining about the recent officiating when he took questions from media following a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.


The NHL has an officiating problem, and Gary Bettman threatening it's management for making notice of this is not the right move.





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Mark Arty
Mark Arty
Apr 09, 2022

Ya what a dick

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Tyler Baker
Tyler Baker
Apr 05, 2022

Bettman is just butthurt and defensive because he hired the shitbags in the first place.

Off the top of my head I can name atleast 10 instances this year where certain refs should be required either an eye test or an IQ test for the blatant missed calls.

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RICHARD J Smith
RICHARD J Smith
Apr 05, 2022

am a British guy we get it in Ice hockey here in UK what a dick you are bettman ( you don't even deserve the cap b cos we all know what that stands for don't we ) you want resign and i hope you do it seems like your greedy for money power and control ( are you trying to NHL one oder so it's you who one orders it like countries want one world order. looks that way your a muppet NHL will be a better place with out a cockwaffle like you

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Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson
Apr 05, 2022

THE CZAR BETTMAN HAS SPOKEN!

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brett William's
brett William's
Apr 04, 2022

What a Dick Bettman is!!

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They all should vote to fire

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