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

5 04 2011

Ducks VS Stars officiating nightmare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

For those of you going to this game, please email refusuck@gmail(dot)com for the secret location. The location will be announced at 5pm on Wednesday. Due to the strange and unusual event that happened last year at the Honda Center, there will be NO PROTEST BEFORE THE GAME. We aren’t trying to get banned again!

If you would like to help us distribute the shirts to the fans, make sure to mention it in your email.

Media inquiries: please contact Brian@refyousuck.com





NHL’s director of officiating has reviewed Game 2

4 05 2010

refyousuck.com

By GEORGE SIPPLE
FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER

If the Detroit Red Wings complained about the officiating in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Sharks, they likely did so through former NHL referee Mick McGeough, who is serving as the series manager.

The NHL has a manager at every playoff game, and he reports to Terry Gregson, the senior vice president and director of officiating for the NHL while also communicating with the on-ice officials and each team’s general manager and coach.

Red Wings players bit their tongues when talking to the media after Sunday’s loss, and Wings coach Mike Babcock said: “I know they’re frustrated, but they’ve got to stay out of the box.”

The Wings were penalized 10 times in the game, including three straight in the third period.

Gregson, through a league spokesman, responded to an interview request from the Free Press today by saying he already had spoken to McGeough about the game.

“Yes, Mick and I have talked and reviewed the game,” Gregson said through a spokesman.

Gregson said that the series manager “speaks directly with the officials after the game and then reviews it the next day as well. He makes himself available to the team for discussion.”

Gregson appeared on a radio show with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman last week and tackled the topic of whether referees are instructed to call games differently in the playoffs versus the regular season.

“Personally, there is nothing ever said or written to say, ‘Gentlemen, back off,'” Gregson said last week. “The message from me to them is, ‘Gentlemen, stay the course.’ It’s important that we maintain the integrity, because the game is everything, so keep calling the penalties and keep being courageous.”

The Wings were the the second-least penalized team in the NHL during the regular season, averaging 8.8 penalty minutes a game. They’re averaging 13.9 per game in the playoffs and have 36 penalty minutes in the two losses to the Sharks.