Referees will wear microphones and announce penalties to spectators and to viewers watching at home when the NHL restarts with all 30 teams playing Wednesday night.
Referees will announce single and offsetting penalties in English. If there are multiple penalties at the same time, to avoid delaying games announcements will be left to arena public address systems. In every instance, the in-house announcer will repeat the referee’s call, which will enable penalty calls in Montreal to continue to be relayed to spectators in French.
Curtis Leschyshyn retired Monday, ending a 16-year NHL career in which he was a key part of the Colorado Avalanche’s championship team in 1996.
The 36-year-old defenseman returned to Colorado this offseason and was competing for a roster spot. But with the Avalanche set to start the season Wednesday, Leschyshyn decided to retire.
Brett Hull says some of the players on the Phoenix Coyotes are intimidated by playing for new head coach Wayne Gretzky. The Coyotes lost six of eight preseason games.
Jaromir Jagr said he didn’t think he should be captain. So, the New York Rangers went in a different direction.
After Darius Kasparaitis and his $3.4 million salary were kept on by the Rangers, the team on Sunday announced that Kasparaitis would also serve as team captain.