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01-25-2013, 10:32 AM
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Referee Slamming Gerbe into the glass?

So I've been thinking about this since last night. Not only was the Gerbe hit from behind (a major IMO) but who the hell was that Referee to grab him like that? Ive been waiting to hear something from the Sabres in regards to that and I havent read or heard anything.
The referee is just that, not an officer of the law. Will anything be mentioned of this from the organization, the league, etc? I think something needs to be done to address that and I can't believe it hasnt been a major headline.

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01-25-2013, 10:36 AM
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Either Ray or Sylvester made a comment about it last night. He said the NHL will probably address it, but we'll never hear about it.

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A ref shouldn't show up a player like that. It was disrespectful and uncalled for. He should of just grabbed his jersey, held his ground and talked to him. No need for that level of physicality.

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So I've been thinking about this since last night. Not only was the Gerbe hit from behind (a major IMO) but who the hell was that Referee to grab him like that? Ive been waiting to hear something from the Sabres in regards to that and I havent read or heard anything.
The referee is just that, not an officer of the law. Will anything be mentioned of this from the organization, the league, etc? I think something needs to be done to address that and I can't believe it hasnt been a major headline.

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Referees do in fact get reprimanded for bad calls, etc., but the league never makes that info public. I have faith that something will happen (maybe he'll get some games off), we just won't know about it.

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I'm sure he'll be disciplined. The NHL just doesn't disclose that stuff publicly. It was a major bush move. What happens if the guy was concussed?

Gerbe was just responding to LaRose chirping at him, I didn't see a linesman tackling LaRose.

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i must have missed this. what happened?

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i must have missed this. what happened?
LaRose boards Gerbe, obvious intent to injure. Refs call two minute boarding penalty. The scrum breaks up and as LaRose is skating away from Gerbe, he startings chirping at him. Gerbe gets pissed and moves toward LaRose (there is already a linesman standing between them). The Ref grabs Gerbe and then skates him into the boards, not very gently either. I wouldn't call it a "slam" but it was definitely out of line.

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Totally unfair. If Gerbe would have laid a hand on him, he would have been suspended 10-20 games (remember Mogilny?). The official should be suspended himself.

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LaRose boards Gerbe, obvious intent to injure. Refs call two minute boarding penalty. The scrum breaks up and as LaRose is skating away from Gerbe, he startings chirping at him. Gerbe gets pissed and moves toward LaRose (there is already a linesman standing between them). The Ref grabs Gerbe and then skates him into the boards, not very gently either. I wouldn't call it a "slam" but it was definitely out of line.
Nate was chirping LaRose, but the penalty was on Bowman.
09:23 CAR Drayson Bowman : Boarding - 2 min (Nathan Gerbe)

The ref grabbed Gerbe by the front of the jersey with both hands, lifted the jersey with his fists up to Gerbe's chin and skated him up against the boards. All that was missing was the ref saying "Gimme your lunch money, Twinky," because it was a scene out of a junior high hallway. I've never seen an official do anything like that.

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LaRose boards Gerbe, obvious intent to injure. Refs call two minute boarding penalty. The scrum breaks up and as LaRose is skating away from Gerbe, he startings chirping at him. Gerbe gets pissed and moves toward LaRose (there is already a linesman standing between them). The Ref grabs Gerbe and then skates him into the boards, not very gently either. I wouldn't call it a "slam" but it was definitely out of line.
LaRose didn't board Gerbe, it was Bowman.

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I can't remember ever seeing any official get that rough with any player, even aggressively breaking up a melee.

Very odd, that's for sure.

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I can't remember ever seeing any official get that rough with any player, even aggressively breaking up a melee.

Very odd, that's for sure.
Need more Kevin Collins aka "the White Knight".

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This team is so gutless...how come no one beat the crap out of that official afterwards?? MILLER LUCIC

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Need more Kevin Collins aka "the White Knight".
He drove RJ nuts when he would stop a fight before it got going. "The prince of peace" was another nickname RJ had for him.

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He drove RJ nuts when he would stop a fight before it got going. "The prince of peace" was another nickname RJ had for him.
RJ is just fantastic, isn't he?

I miss him!

I hope he gets well soon. Word is he won't go tonight either.

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This team is so gutless...how come no one beat the crap out of that official afterwards?? MILLER LUCIC
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This was embarrassing and f'd up

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O'Hollaran did more to Gerbe than Myers did to Bowman. I honestly don't think that the grab is all that big of a deal, but it certainly looked stupid and bush league. And I agree, no player would get away with handling an official in the same manner.

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As someone who's spent some time officiating in beer leagues/low levels of hockey I thought it was ridiculous and out of line. Players can't touch refs (and rightly so) so refs should not be allowed to manhandle players like that, either. This was not breaking up a fight, it was pushing and pinning a guy to the boards who was understandably upset over taking another dangerous hit just like the one that had previously injured him.

If Gerbe crosses the line, send him to the box. The ref is almost instigating trouble with Gerbe by doing that.

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Tangentially related...does Bowman have a hearing scheduled for his hit? Was much more malicious than many we saw last year.

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As someone who's spent some time officiating in beer leagues/low levels of hockey I thought it was ridiculous and out of line. Players can't touch refs (and rightly so) so refs should not be allowed to manhandle players like that, either. This was not breaking up a fight, it was pushing and pinning a guy to the boards who was understandably upset over taking another dangerous hit just like the one that had previously injured him.

If Gerbe crosses the line, send him to the box. The ref is almost instigating trouble with Gerbe by doing that.
I think the ref finally met someone smaller than him so he CAN do that. I'm sure Gerbe didn't say anything worse than what is usually heard in moments like that. the Shove was uncalled for.

What was funny to me was Larose was free to roam wherever he wanted yet the guy that almost got injured is pinned against the glass, and I think the homerism of Sylvester and Ray was the best part.

But it happened, time to move on.

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Heres the link, for those who missed it.
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Some additional thoughts: at the end of the day, it's not a big deal and obviously had no impact on the game, but it showed a total lack of respect and good professional conduct. It's no different than when a cop roughs up someone not because it's necessary, but simply because he can get away with it. You hit or shove a cop, even in self-defense, and you're completely screwed. If Gerbe even slightly shoves back there he's out of the game and probably suspended. It's just plain disrespectful to act like that in a situation where you know the other person has to grin and bear it, nevermind it's awkward and weird as you know he's only doing it because Gerbe is 4'2".

Refs in any sport only touch a player to break up a physical altercation. If the player is out of line then send him to the box. I would think the league at least gave the man a call and told him that kind of conduct is unacceptable.

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Where's John Scott? Let him protect the dwarf from the referees!

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