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03-04-2009, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Reckless Abandon View Post
So you are going to not call a potential stick to the throat. If your lineman wasn't sure what would you do? You look like a fool now for blowing the play dead and not calling anything.
I would be blowing play dead because of the player on the ice grabbing his throat. If my hand isn't in the air for a penalty, it's then up to my linesmen to either tell me something happened, nothing happened and he's faking it, or that they didn't see it, in which case play is simply blown dead to let the player (who may or may not be injured) off the ice. If that makes me look like a fool, it would only be in another fool's eyes.

And no, I'm not calling a potential stick to the throat. I call what I see, or what my linesmen see if it's an infraction they are allowed to notify me about. I don't call what may have potentially happened, that I did not see.

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