What NHL officials did during the lockout

Great work, boys. - Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

How did NHL referees and linesmen keep from getting rusty during the lockout?

There have been quite a few questionable calls so far this season in the NHL. Last night we saw only the most recent example. This shoddy officiating has led some to wonder if the lockout had a negative impact on the ability of the referees and linesmen to do their jobs properly. To set the record straight, we contacted every single NHL official and asked them what they did during the lockout to keep their skills sharp. Here are the results:

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