Referee Stephane Auger retires; embellishers everywhere breathe a sigh of relief (Puck Daddy)
Stephane Auger laughs maniacally during an NHL game.
NHL Referee Stephane Auger announced his retirement Friday, hanging up the whistle after 739 regular-season games and 10 playoff contests.
His final game was a March 15, 2012 contest between the Islanders and Flyers at Nassau Coliseum. (One wonders if he'd been given a better game, had the league known he was going to retire.)
I'd say it was very respectful of Auger to wait until the Stanley Cup Final was over to make this announcement (unlike a certain ex-Red Wing, amirite?), but having only called 10 playoff games in his 13-year career, I'm not sure he even knew the Stanley Cup Final was a thing.
Is it the right call? Who knows, Stephane Auger's making it.
Auger cited a
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