Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. NMD Sale .ca! Hi Kerry, The recent issues in the Boston-Pittsburgh game have highlighted a number of officiating, game control, and player sportsmanship aspects. Here is my question for you to consider. If an official or officials miss an obvious call, why are the officials involved not subject to public game suspensions as the players are? Thanks, enjoyed your assessment of the weekend issues. Thanks,Coleman Coleman:Some might suggest if officials were subject to public game suspensions for missing an obvious call there wouldnt be enough personnel left to cover the games. The truth is there is a form of internal accountability currently in place. Officials have been suspended for public conduct that was unbecoming a member of the profession and for failure to pass the required fitness test. On one occasion a linemans playoff assignments were withheld pending a full investigation into a missing puck. Fines have been levied against many officials for misinterpreting a rule; present writer included. The amount of the fine can vary between $250 and $500 and is donated to a charity of the officials choice. A "one time" donation is usually sufficient for the official to become completely familiar with all the playing rules! Officials are largely held accountable through a subjective internal evaluation system that is conducted by the Officiating Department to determine annual playoff selection. Considerable bonus money is available for each playoff round that an official is selected to work. In addition to the money, there is tremendous pride associated with being chosen for this honour. Each official receives a midseason evaluation which often includes areas where improvement is expected. If an officials performance reviews are consistently sub-substandard he will be put on notice that he must bring his game up to the expected standard or be subject to termination. Specialized coaching should be provided to any official that might fall into this category! Once a referee or linesmans season has concluded an exit meeting with the V.P. of Officiating or one of his designates is arranged to discuss the season in review and to provide suggestions moving forward. While the success of any evaluation process hinges largely upon the competency of the personnel who conduct the reviews there is currently one in place intended to hold the officials accountable. Its just not done in the public arena. Wholesale Shoes USA .com) - The Ottawa Senators will try to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they face the Chicago Blackhawks who are trying to secure their place in the post-season. Air Max 270 Sale . He made the comment at a media availability Saturday prior to Game 2 of the Boston-Montreal playoff series when a Quebec reporter said there is sentiment in Quebec that the NHL looks more favourably on Seattle than Quebec City when it comes to future expansion. https://www.wholesaleshoesforcheap.com/ . Alvarez hit his first career home run, pitched six innings and hurt his right hamstring while running the bases in the Miami Marlins 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - John Wall had 25 points and eight assists as the Washington Wizards ended a historic losing streak to San Antonio, holding off the Spurs for a 101-93 win. Kevin Seraphin scored 11 of his season-high 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Wizards, who beat San Antonio for the first time since Feb. 9, 2005. Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce added 13 points apiece, and Marcin Gortat pulled down 11 rebounds. The Spurs had won the previous 17 meetings. San Antonio got between five and 14 points from 10 players in a balanced scoring effort. Tony Parker led the bunch with 14 points, and Tim Duncan had 11 points and 12 boards for his first double-double since December. The game was up for grabs early in the fourth, Seraphins layup at 5:44, which put the Wizards in front for good, was the 10th lead change of the period. Andre Miller followed Seraphins basket with a reverse layup, and Seraphins block on Jeff Ayres led to Kris Humphries scoring at the other end. Air Max 95 Sale. Washington led 92-87 at that point. Tiago Splitters hook shot made it a one- possession game, but Beal scored the next three points and Nene and Seraphin put the game away with layups 30 seconds apart around the 1:00 mark. Wall got off to a hot start, netting 12 points on five shots in the first quarter. The Wizards hit 5-of-6 from distance and led 31-24. They led until Boris Diaws hook shot early in the fourth quarter gave the Spurs a 76-75 advantage. Game Notes The Wizards won the rebounding margin, 48-34 ... San Antonio had just nine turnovers ... The Spurs had their two-game win streak snapped. The defending champs havent won three straight since an eight-game streak from Nov. 17-Dec. 1. ' ' '