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10-28-2011, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Stickmata View Post
My C league team has two guys that played Junior A/B, one ex D-I, three ex D-III players and a number of guys who played travel hockey as kids. And a lot of those guys take plenty of penalties. Has nothing at all to do with the experience level of the player. Has to do with the mental state of the player. For every hack that's out there whacking away, there's an ex-Junior/College player doing the exact same thing.

IMO, the refs have to walk a fine line, between keeping the games safe and keeping them going.
It's usually the 2-3rd year players, but I agree that it can be either. We have a ~50 something that played pro hockey decades ago. The dirtiest player in the league and pissed that he just can't dominate anymore. Elbows, two handers to the hands, constant bs at the face off circle. One of those "I'm 250lbs, your 170lbs so I'm gonna do whatever I want to you"

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