What's It Like to Officiate the Stanley Cup Finals?

Many of you know that I officiate college ice hockey, so you probably won't be surprised at my interest in a few video clips taken from interviews with four NHL Officials selected to officiate the Stanley Cup Finals:

These interviews were made available by ESPN on a website called ESPN Video.

I've never seen NHL referees and linesmen interviewed in this manner before. I think it's great because it shows the officials are human beings, just like the players.

I hope that interviews like these make more people consider officiating hockey in the future. There's a real shortage of good officials. The leagues I work in are always looking for talented men and women who do a good job.