Why two NHL players had to ref their own game | Weird Rules


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  • SB Nation
    SB Nation   1 years back

    Thanks for checking out episode 1, and keep those ideas coming for future episodes of Weird Rules. We will send you all the views it gets so you can exchange them for goods and services

    - Will Buikema

    • cpmenninga
      cpmenninga  6 months back

      The guest on this video is Charlotte Wilder, a writer at Sports Illustrated among other publications. To all the commenters who mindlessly mocked her: she is making a living writing about sports, and you are not.

    • A Panaflex
      A Panaflex  10 months back

      @ThunderMouse Gaming https://youtu.be/XXpcb5aTnPk

    • 1961casey
      1961casey  12 months back

      Yes, Jim Schoenfeld, coach of the Buffalo Sabres, assaulted a referee in a previous game. The NHL suspended him for the offense, but he obtained a court injunction against it. When he appeared behind the bench the officials would have none of it and refused to referee the game. The NHL hired temporary officials from among the fans at the game, outfitted them in gym suits and put them in instead.

    • Akani Godi
      Akani Godi  12 months back

      SB Nation Just a question who are your special guests & how are they selected?

  • Genesis David
    Genesis David  2 weeks back

    😂😂 "you in the third row, drop the nachos"

    • thebookgeek
      thebookgeek  2 weeks back

      The Hartford whalers *distant sound of brass bonanza*

      • hurtig heinz
        hurtig heinz  2 weeks back

        In German soccer you can get officialy licensed as ref for certain leagues up to 1. Bundesliga. So if ref doesn't show up for a game they make an announcement asking for licensed refs in the crowd and the one with the highest qualification calls the game.

        • Gord Oxley
          Gord Oxley  3 weeks back

          Loving this Weird Rules series 😆💯, looking forward to finding more, thanks for posting these

          • J M
            J M  4 weeks back

            Years ago, NHL teams traveled with only one goalie. If he got injured, the home team had to choose someone on THEIR team to play goal for the opposing team. My dad saw this in Detroit -- who submitted its trainer, Ross ("Lefty") Wilson. Wilson put on a clinic for the other team.

            • Heavy Metal Collector
              Heavy Metal Collector  4 weeks back

              The intro makes me think of Keith Moon passing out twice during a Who show after taking a mix of (I think) brandy and horse tranquilizers, and Pete Townshend having to ask if there was anyone in the audience who could play the drums

              • hatemekatie
                hatemekatie  1 months back

                milwaukee has a team, but its ahl

                • AJ Sanders
                  AJ Sanders  1 months back

                  This happened in one of my Peewee games and we decided to have 2 coaches ref

                  • joshua lieberman
                    joshua lieberman  1 months back

                    This series=life

                    • cptmiller132
                      cptmiller132  1 months back

                      destroyed after 6 beers? lol

                      • Gary Oak
                        Gary Oak  2 months back

                        why is this woman acting so excited about a rule book?

                        why does the jew even bother with sports at all

                        • superdupergrover
                          superdupergrover  2 months back

                          0:52 That car is not from 1983. It is clearly >2010.

                          • Andy Bruinewoud
                            Andy Bruinewoud  2 months back

                            Well technically (and it's a show about rules, so let's get technical!) the players were linesmen, not referees.

                            • Hans Moleman
                              Hans Moleman  2 months back

                              SB nation personalities are all NPC's

                              • Jon Lee
                                Jon Lee  2 months back

                                How about a video on the Durnan rule? The reason goalies can't wear a C on their sweaters...

                                • Hockeyman Panthers
                                  Hockeyman Panthers  3 months back

                                  Oh that van joke did not age well

                                  • Jonathon Baumann
                                    Jonathon Baumann  3 months back

                                    Are you guys based in Milwaukee?

                                    • shloop dewoop
                                      shloop dewoop  3 months back

                                      I doubt it is obscure enough, but I would love it if you guys at some point did a video on the Scott Stevens 'distraction' rule, when they had to tell him to stop waving his glove in front of the goalies face during playoff games, eventually having to turn it into a rule because he kept doing it anyway.

                                      • MGTOWN
                                        MGTOWN  3 months back

                                        Gotta love these total beta males talk about sports! lmao

                                        • Doctor Cthulhu
                                          Doctor Cthulhu  3 months back

                                          I love this series

                                          • Lachydachy786 Or Memes are gods

                                            Shoutout to my homies in Milwaukee

                                            • uwbadgerfan
                                              uwbadgerfan  4 months back

                                              I live about 2 hours away from Milwaukee

                                              • Dante Maule
                                                Dante Maule  4 months back

                                                Please do a video about Flamengo vs Atletico mineiro in the 1981 Copa libertadores quarter finals, the most scripted game ever

                                                • Secret Idenity
                                                  Secret Idenity  4 months back

                                                  Damn she’s hot 😂😂😂

                                                  • Diamond Lewis
                                                    Diamond Lewis  4 months back

                                                    You guys are in Milwaukee?

                                                    • Joe Bloggs
                                                      Joe Bloggs  4 months back

                                                      Check the Stanley Cup Playoffs I think in 1988. Devils vs Islanders maybe? Bobby Schmatz was a coach and had an ongoing feud with a ref. He made some comment about the refs weight saying 'why doesn't he have some more donuts', while passing him in the gangway after the previous game. The ref lost his balance and claimed Schmatz assaulted him. The next game all the refs refused to ref if Schmatz was on the bench. Meanwhile the leagues Commissioner was nowhere to be found (Gary Bettman, yes another Gary in the story), because he was trying to rescue his daughter from an overseas cult. So, the league asked if anyone in the crowd would like to fill in. They found some fans with College referee experience, went to the fan shop to buy them skates and equipment, et voila, they reffed a Stanley Cup Playoff game. It was on Hockey Night in Canada and Don Cherry was a commentator at the time. He had plenty of choice words about the situation, making the game an even more entertaining experience. The new refs were quite good and I think may have been offered tryouts to become NHL refs afterwards.

                                                      • Härr Sprecher
                                                        Härr Sprecher  4 months back

                                                        Milwaukee has the Admirals. It might not be a NHL team, but it’s a team.

                                                        • william michalowski jr
                                                          william michalowski jr  4 months back

                                                          what was the actual date this happened?

                                                          • Lance Milliken
                                                            Lance Milliken  4 months back

                                                            Please do more hockey videos. Thanks

                                                            • Neal N
                                                              Neal N  5 months back

                                                              Another reason why the NHL is better than the NFL and NBA. The NHL team's players are less biased than NFL and NBA refs.

                                                              • Joel
                                                                Joel  5 months back

                                                                In July 2003, during an MLS playoff game between DC United and the New York Metrostars, the legend that is cheatin' Bob Bradley was born. So how did this nickname come about?

                                                                You see, back then, MLS did things the American way. That meant shootouts to end regular season games, it meant no ties, and it meant what we call, Ovetime. So, during this playoff game, when at the end of regulation the game was tied 2-2, off to overtime we went. Metrostars head coach Bob Bradley was desperate to get some fresh legs on the field, but had already used all 3 of his regular substitutions. So what he did next was what some call cheating, but what I think was a stroke of genius.

                                                                Back then, MLS had a strange rule where you're allowed 3 field substitutions, plus an extra goaltender substitution. So what Bradley did, was he switched goaltender Tim Howard into a midfielder, and switched the midfielder to play goaltender, just for a few seconds. During those few seconds in which the field play was used as a goaltender, Bradley used his goaltender substitution to sub him out, and to sub in 16 year old midfielder Eddie Gaven. So there was Gaven, the youngest player to play in MLS at the time, playing in goal. The Metrostars then purposefully kicked the ball out of play at the first possible opportunity, so that they could switch Tim Howard back in goal, and put Eddie Gaven into midfield. And thus, the brilliant maneuver was complete.

                                                                Just to rub salt into DC United's wounds, you probably guessed what happened next. Yup, Gaven went on to score the overtime winner, and the Metrostars advanced at United's expense.

                                                                • Bferrari 260
                                                                  Bferrari 260  5 months back

                                                                  Yea hartford

                                                                  • Kevin Hart
                                                                    Kevin Hart  5 months back

                                                                    Where are his glasses?

                                                                    • Robinson Joe
                                                                      Robinson Joe  5 months back

                                                                      April 13, 2008 NYR vs NJD NHL Your welcome.

                                                                      • I like Games
                                                                        I like Games  5 months back

                                                                        Wisconsin’s awesome I’m in greenbay currently

                                                                        • Shifty
                                                                          Shifty  5 months back

                                                                          Was she drunk? Lol

                                                                          • Serious Shenanigans
                                                                            Serious Shenanigans  6 months back

                                                                            “Hockey, it’ll happen.” Should be the slogan when NHL video games boot up.

                                                                            • Fosco Grubb
                                                                              Fosco Grubb  6 months back

                                                                              There's no rule that says a dog can't play basketball

                                                                              • AdoIf HitIer 卐
                                                                                AdoIf HitIer 卐  6 months back

                                                                                This series is a good concept, but the execution is always the poorest it could be..

                                                                                • Chris Wright
                                                                                  Chris Wright  6 months back

                                                                                  please get boy better haircut and better clothes

                                                                                  • Aaron Davis
                                                                                    Aaron Davis  6 months back

                                                                                    So I'm not even a big hockey guy but is there ANY video or even pictures of these guys in their ref jerseys?

                                                                                    • Buddy's Gaming Channel
                                                                                      Buddy's Gaming Channel  6 months back

                                                                                      Milwaukee admirals

                                                                                      • Packno1
                                                                                        Packno1  6 months back

                                                                                        she is all over the place and overreacting for everything, just feels so akwward for me.

                                                                                        • Adam Rose
                                                                                          Adam Rose  7 months back

                                                                                          damn, that was my last quarterback.. (coach looks into the stands and points at a man) hey! you there!
                                                                                          (man looks shocked) Who me? Yes you! Take your hand off my wife's leg!

                                                                                        • Bruce Kish
                                                                                          Bruce Kish  7 months back

                                                                                          Actually, this happened a second time, prior to Game 4 of the Boston Bruins-New Jersey Devils Wales Conference Finals during the 1988 Stanley Cup playoffs. After an altercation in the runway between Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld ("Have another donut, you fat pig!") and referee Don Koharski, the coach was suspended by the league for the next match. Forty minutes prior to the start of Game 4, the Devils successfully got a local court injunction overturning the ban; in response, the scheduled officiating crew boycotted the game. After an hour's delay, the league found three volunteers, a junior hockey official who served as referee and two arena workers as linesmen. The two linemen were very weak skaters, who collided and went down in a heap behind a goal during the pre-game skate. The players noticed this and, to their credit, policed themselves; the prior game had had multiple fights. After this, Schoenfeld served his suspension during Game 5 when the series returned to Boston, and the regular officials returned.

                                                                                          • JujiWujii
                                                                                            JujiWujii  7 months back

                                                                                            yo dude this girl has a crush on you I think

                                                                                            • Zexston Jr
                                                                                              Zexston Jr  7 months back

                                                                                              Nice vid