Sheldon Keefe Talks About the Controversy with Wes McCauley

Published May 7, 2023 at 2:09 PM
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During the playoffs, the quality of officiating has faced intense scrutiny from fans, players, and coaches alike. Despite the widespread dissatisfaction, there haven't been any notable improvements in the referees' performance.

One highly debated incident involved referee Wes McCauley and the Toronto Maple Leafs, further fueling the controversy.

Maple Leafs' coach Sheldon Keefe addressed the matter in a recent press conference, making an unexpected statement about his experiences with McCauley.

Sheldon Keefe Talks About the Controversy with Wes McCauley




For those who missed the story about Keefe and McCauley, check out: New Development in the Officiating Controversy in Toronto


Speaking publicly for the first time about this issue, Keefe revealed:

"Officials don't have any impact on the game, and it's not my focus," Keefe commented when questioned about McCauley. "Wes has treated me like a true professional throughout my time in the league, and I'm very grateful for that."


McCauley is scheduled to officiate tonight's third game between the Maple Leafs and the Panthers. With thousands of eyes on him, his every decision will be closely examined — a reality that comes with being an NHL referee.
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