Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gerber Faces 3-Game Suspension

The Toronto Maple Leafs will have to rely on the old guy Curtis Joseph, (who did an impressive job stopping the Caps last night after coming in stone cold - blast!) as Martin Gerber will most likely be dealt a 3-game suspension for shoving a ref last night.

If for some reason you gave up on the game due to the boredom factor in the first period, here's what happened:

He was charged with Category 3 abuse of an official. Who knew that the League uses the National Weather Service Hurricane rating system for such offenses? HM would hate to see a Category 5!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I kind of feel bad for Gerber. Twice before the goal, he'd attempted to stop play by freezing the puck in his glove, and was told to play it. He was obviously flustered after the second time, especially just a minute later, when Theodore got a whistle immediately after covering up. In some respects, I don't blame him for being upset. However, he certainly crossed the line with shoving, and then shooting a puck at an official. No matter how frustrated you are with those in charge, you can't abuse them, and that holds true for any sport.

On the heels of the Providence goaltender who threw a box onto the ice after a perceived bad call during the shootout, you'd think that Gerber would have been a bit more cautious.