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Did Dan Carcillo go too far?

Mar 12, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

Carcillo.jpgDuring last night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins, there were a number of heated scrums — shocking I know. Of course, Daniel Carcillo was in the middle of one, but he may get himself into some hot water with the NHL after he went just a bit too far.

When one of the linesmen tried to push and skate Carcillo away from the pile, he swatted the official’s hand away and then pushed the linesman back, while trying to get back into the fray. It was a very fast, and seemingly innocuous incident, but you have to think the league is going to come down on Carcillo for overstepping the boundaries with the officials.

I know we all complain about the officiating as much as we possibly can, but there’s no doubt that Carcillo went too far. The referees and linesmen are there to try and keep order, and most of the time find themselves in some dangerous situations while trying to separate some very large and angry hockey players. I’m actually surprised this doesn’t happen more often, but the fact it doesn’t make Carcillo’s actions a bit shocking.

What say you? Did Carcillo go too far?

  1. jpcBFLO - Mar 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    of course he did, everyone knows hitting an official is taboo and this needs to be strictly dealt with, at every level of hockey. kids see this, they mouth off a bit more.
    this shouldn’t be a handslap either, he needs to sit for some serious time or the next incident will be worse.

  2. amodei03 - Mar 12, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    i dont think he should have shoved the ref, but i also dont think that any time there is a scrum every ref and linesman should immediately grab carcillo because of reputation. many of times he isnt the one being offensive in the scrum. the opposition seems to get a lot of extra free shots every time he is hauled off. id be pissed off too.

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