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More NHL Playoff referee madness (Preds VS Canucks)

4 05 2011

by James Mirtle Globe Sports
This was the sequence in overtime of last night’s game, where a non-call on a hit from behind on Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa turned into a questionable hooking call on Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber soon after.

Forty seconds after the penalty, Ryan Kesler tipped in the overtime winner, giving the Canucks a 2-1 series lead.

Nashville fans and players were really upset after the game, with Predators forward David Legwand ripping referee Tim Peel for his call.

“I think it’s a horrible call,” Legwand told Yahoo! Sports, among others. “Obviously they’re going to think it’s a good call, but Kesler’s obviously holding his stick. I don’t know if Timmy Peel had a date or something, but he wanted to get out of here pretty quick, it looked like. It’s a tough way to lose a game.”

He repeated his message more than once, according to the Vancouver Sun.

“That ticky-tack in overtime is kind of tough,” Legwand added. “I don’t know if the ref had to be somewhere tonight. It was a tough call to take; obviously Kesler is holding on to his stick. Webby’s stick shouldn’t be in there in the first place, but Kesler’s holding on his stick and that’s a pretty touchy call for overtime.

“Someone’s got to be held accountable for it. That’s a bad hockey call. In the end, they get the goal and capitalize. Timmy Peel calls that and it’s a bad call. Do something about it. It’s kind of tough to point on one person, but that’s a bad hockey call.”

The officiating has had some low moments in these playoffs so far, with Canucks GM Mike Gillis going after the refs and getting a large, undisclosed fine for his troubles leading up to Game 7 of the first round.

The Buffalo Sabres also weren’t very happy with some of the officiating in their series with the Philadelphia Flyers, including a hit from behind that put Tim Connolly out for the series that resulted in only a minor penalty.

The most players can be fined under the CBA is just $2,500 (U.S.) so you’d expect a whole lot more of this from individuals unless the league goes after the team itself.

Should players be able to call out referees for bad calls? Or is the NHL right to attempt to keep a lid on this?

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Ballard Hipcheck on Tootoo – Penalty, really?

29 04 2011

bad call, great hit

Great hit on Tootoo, Bad call against Ballard. REF YOU SUCK!

Ref-mania on the ice

50 Anaheim Ducks fans will get free Ref You Suck t-shirts at the game

5 04 2011

Ducks VS Stars officiating nightmare


To pay tribute to what is being called “the worst NHL officiated game all season” Ref You Suck! Will be giving away 50 FREE t-shirts before the Ducks VS Sharks game at the Honda Center on Wednesday, April 7th.

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Big Brother wants you to have a “Safe Super Bowl Party”

28 01 2011

THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!! We check the web for referee stories daily and this one came up. Enjoy…

News Release

WASHINGTON—Jan. 27, 2011— When it comes to the Super Bowl, defense matters. When it comes to planning a Super Bowl XLV party, a good defense against foodborne illness matters even more.

“This year, we’re urging fans to follow the food safety play book at the Super Bowl parties they host,” USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen said. “Large gatherings can increase the chance of becoming ill, but by following these rules all fans can enjoy the game and their food, safely.”

Illegal use of hands

Avoid penalties for “illegal use of hands.” Unclean hands are one of the biggest culprits for spreading bacteria, and finger foods at parties are especially vulnerable. Chefs and guests should wash their hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food. Also, be sure to clean eating surfaces often, and wash serving platters before replenishing them with fresh food.


Think of your party fare as two different teams—uncooked versus ready-to-eat foods. Prevent “encroachment” at all costs and keep each team in its own zone. The juices from raw meat can contain harmful bacteria that cross-contaminate other food. Use one cutting board for raw meat and poultry and another one for cutting veggies or foods that will not be cooked. If you use only one cutting board, wash it with hot soapy water after preparing each food item.

Equipment violations and holding

Call a “time out” and use a food thermometer to be sure meat and poultry are safely cooked. Remember that internal temperature, not meat color, indicates doneness. Steaks should be cooked to 145 °F, ground beef should be cooked to 160 °F, and all poultry should be cooked to 165 °F.

“Holding” may be one of the most likely offenses your referee encounters if your party lasts late into the night. Never hold foods for more than two hours at room temperature. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers promptly to block offensive bacteria from multiplying. The same rules apply for cold foods. If cold food has been sitting out for more than two hours, do not eat it. When in doubt, throw it out of the game—and your party.

False start

When it comes to foodborne illness, there is no opportunity for an instant replay. To avoid these infractions, make sure you understand the rules completely. One of the best resources available before kickoff is USDA’s virtual representative, “Ask Karen,” available at Food safety coaches are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on the “Ask Karen Chat” and by phone at the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). Recorded messages are available 24 hours a day.

Green Bay Packers will face same referee from 18-penalty game

20 01 2011

The Green Bay Packers will find out Sunday whether their penalty problems indeed have become a thing of the past.

The same referee who worked their Week 3 game at Chicago, where they were flagged a franchise-record 18 times for 152 yards in a 20-17 loss to the Bears, will work Sunday’s NFC championship game Soldier Field.

The NFL has assigned Terry McAulay to referee the game. McAulay has not worked a Packers’ game since that Sept. 27 Monday night affair in which penalties not only wiped out a touchdown by the Packers but also took away an interception of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Had their 18-penalty debacle been a more recent occurrence, the Packers might have been more startled by officiating assignment. But no one in the Packers’ locker room was fretting over the fact that McAulay will head the crew.

“We know it was an anomaly,” said Packers left guard Daryn Colledge, who had a holding penalty in that game. “And it was something we did to ourselves. Whether we feel like the refs made a couple of bad calls or not, you could say that on maybe one or two, but 16 of those were on us. They’re false starts; they’re holdings. We did a lot of things wrong, but we learned a lot, and we’ve been a much better team penalty-wise over the last however many weeks.

“I want to go out and prove to those guys that we can play Packer football without, obviously, cheating.”

But it won’t be the exact same officials. During the regular season, the referee works with the same crew. But at this point in the playoffs, the NFL compiles what it believes to be the best officials at each position. Ed Hochuli is scheduled to lead the crew that will call the AFC title game between Pittsburgh and the New York Jets.

“Terry is the referee; he has obviously been selected for this game for good reason,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “We look at that game as an anomaly. I don’t think this game is going to be about anomaly officiating. There are two very good teams that earned the right to be in this game, and this game will be about the football teams.”

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Chris Pronger and the Flyers shafted by bad call

27 11 2010

Not only a terrible call- game winning goal in OT disallowed, gets a penalty for “The Avery Rule” (first time since it was invented) and Flyers lose in the shootout.