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Two refs should always break up fights

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By: Hockey News
Nov 6, 2010
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Two refs should always break up fights

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By: Hockey News
Nov 6, 2010

Brett Martin, Riverview, N.B.

It should be a priority that two referees must stand in at all times to break up a fight.

I was watching the Nov. 5 game between the Red Wings and the Oilers when I noticed the linesman step in and grab Jonathan Ericsson far too early in his fight with Gilbert Brule.

Not only did this leave Ericsson in a vulnerable position, Brule landed a punch to the linesman's face as well.

I realize officials are there to protect the players and Ericsson was losing the fight, but it should be a priority that two officials must jump into every fight before we see a serious injury while one player is tied up without an opportunity to defend himself.

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