Take a Seat Saturday: Penalty Deserving Refs

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

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.

Topics: Bad Call, Brett Hull, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Doug Gilmore, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ref, Referee, Wayne Gretzky

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  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.

  • Esbee92

    My dear friend is a Ryan Miller junkie (and a Red Wings girl…I still love her anyway). I hear a lot about Hull. Boy and how. My worst ref moment from last season was the NO CALL when Eric Staal got slashed in head by that dude from the Caps. Gushing blood on the ice! I was yelling at the tv “What do you have to do to get a call? Draw blood? OH WAIT HE DID!” Hmm. Still not over that. But Eric’s scar is badass.