2 minutes for thinking

Following several disturbing incidents on the ice during the ’07-’08 season, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman recently took steps in order improve refereeing. All game officials have now received special training in order to better assess a player guilt’s when handing out penalties.

Boston Fans were the first to witness the new technique during Friday night’s game between the Habs & the Bruins. After a minor scuffle late in the second period, referee Bryan Murphy used the Vulcan mind-meld to peer into the mind of Boston defenseman Mark Stuart and determine if he was provoked by an alleged slashing incident moments earlier.

Vulcan mind-meld
“My mind to your mind…”

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