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11-14-2007, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
If you've been playing long enough, you should know where the officials are on the ice. I'm speaking more as a linesman because I line more than I ref, but there is little excuse for hitting an official with the puck.

When I see it coming, I make sure I give a loud "heads up!", I give the player room behind me to put it along the boards, and he has the entire width of the ice in front of me. If that puck hits me, it's the player's fault, not mine. If the shot is hard enough or anywhere near my head, that player is going to get an earful.
hey, your in play, no different than the boards or glass. ITS YOUR FAULT since you choose to be out there and did not avoid the puck. Why should a player go to any length to avoid you? We are all taught your "in play". A puck bounces off you and into the net, is it a legal goal? YES... Your "earful" could be considered an intimidation and will cause you a major loss of respect with the players. WHINE and stripes do not go well together.

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