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01-13-2010, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kicksave27 View Post
I can't understand why the 2 ref system can't work like the NFL game. The ref 5 feet from the play doesn't make a call, then the ref 100 feet away calls it and it stands. Why can't the closer ref talk to the other ref and explain why it wasn't a penalty from 5 feet away. Say "there was no penalty" and drop the puck at center ice. How hard would that be? They were so afraid of missing penalties, so they added the 2nd ref, but they had no cares about getting the calls right. The fact that they have 2 officials working basically independent of each other is ludicrous.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was always under the understanding that the closer ref watches the puck and the farther one watches the play. Usually the closer ref will call a penalty if it happens in his line of sight when watching the puck. Just saying. Depending on the closer ref's positioning, it may be harder than you think.

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