Hull in the crease. (Photo Credit: AP/Gene Puskar)

Take a Seat Saturday: Penalty Deserving Refs

Have you ever wanted to throw a ref in the penalty box for a bad call? A bad call can boil your blood and completely alter the results of a game. I always designate Take a Seat Saturday to player penalties, but here are some men in stripes that some fans would love to see serve some box time.

Rarely do I support Buffalo whining, but I can’t avoid the infamous Brett Hull goal in the third overtime of Game 6 of the 1999 finals. Refs fail to call Hull’s skate in the crease before the puck. Alright, that is as much  support as I can give to the Sabres.

Blackhawks were awarded (like a gift complete with a bow on top) with a penalty shot by this official while playing against the Red Wings  in this 2009 game.

One of the most controversial calls in NHL history may have been Game 6 of the 1993
Conference Finals. There was no call on Wayne Gretzky’s high stick on Doug Gilmour in overtime.

This ref blows the whistle on a free puck in Jonas Hiller’s crease that denied Hossa the goal in a Detroit game against the Anaheim Ducks. It also happened to be Game 3 of the 2009 Western Conference Semifinals. Ouch.

On November 19, 2010, the Hurricanes were tied 3-3 in the third against Pittsburgh when referee Greg Kimmerly blew the whistle after a shot by Chris Kunitz. The puck slides past the line decades after the whistle blew, but the play was eventually called a goal.

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