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As Maple Leafs Face Must-Win Game 3, Controversial Referee’s History Causes Concern

The worst fears of fans may come true, according to recent information as the Maple Leafs get ready for tonight’s crucial game three in Florida. The most significant game of Toronto’s season will feature some dubious officials because of their animosity for the officials throughout the postseason.

Wes McCauley is highly recognized in the league for his endearing demeanor and humorous penalty calls. Except for Toronto, most supporters enjoy watching him officiate their matches. This is due to the perception among Leafs supporters that McCauley harbors personal animosity toward Toronto and their head coach Sheldon Keefe.

The basis for this absurd assertion is because Sheldon Keefe testified against Wes McCauley’s brother-in-law during a judicial proceeding. Fans have come to believe that McCauley has a conflict of interest and shouldn’t officiate Leafs games as a result of this and an earlier incident this year in which he and Keefe got into a yelling war in the middle of the game.

How do you feel? Does McCauley administer different rules during Toronto games?

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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