Rule Q - Picking Up An Extra Stick
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05-08-2009, 01:35 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Originally Posted by
To show that I'm not some random person talking without experience, and to show that I know what I'm talking about.
So pointing out the fact that you're wrongly applying the Broken Stick rule, because it only allows you to judge a stick unfit for play and pointing out the fact that there are rules governing how players can use their sticks, is NOT backing up what I am saying?
It is sound reasoning. You can't make up your own rules, and since the Broken Stick rule only allows you to judge the actual stick to be unfit for play, you are making up your own rule with this. Our job as referees is to base our judgments on what is written in the book.
Is holding the stick upside down against the rules? No. I don't need a ruling from a governing body to understand the rulebook, and it doesn't make me "full of myself". If you need it, you go get it.
You have yet to attempt to defend your assertion that a stick being held upside down is a safety issue. It's not.
Let me put this to you as simply as I can so you'll understand. The next time I see a player using his stick butt end down to propel the puck, I'll whistle him for illegal equipment. If my supervisor calls me on the carpet for making the call, I'll take it into consideration the next time it happens.
Save all your credentials for the next person on here you try to impress, it was wasted on me. To me you'll always be a random person that has yet to prove anything to me, well almost nothing.
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