The NHL has officially parted ways with referee Tim Peel after his embarrassing hot mic incident on Tuesday.
During Tuesday’s Red Wings/Predators game in Nashville, Peel was heard saying he “wanted to get an (expletive) penalty against Nashville early”.
While Peel’s motive isn’t known, it was enough for the league to declare just 12 hours later that Peel would no longer work NHL games.
League official Colin Campbell made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying “Nothing is more important than ensuring the integrity of our game”.
Do you think Peel deserved to be fired? Is it okay for a ref to offer a ‘makeup call’ even if it wasn’t deserved?