Andy van Hellemond has a tough job. He’s in charge of enforcing obstruction for the NHL.
He seems pretty gutsy. I think a lot of people would be freaking about all the power plays and whistles the new enforcement creates. But van Hellemond can see the big picture. He knows that players will eventually learn the rules and calm down.
Or he knows the refs will stop calling obstructions in a month or so.
I don’t know, though. van Hellemond seems committed to enforcing the rules. And the fans are definitely loving the new flow. It’s almost like watching a sport…