Former Ref Kerry Fraser Rules against On-Ice Call (Gaborik/Brodeur)
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02-09-2012, 02:13 PM
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Which is why he's making the point that the play should be reviewable.
haha...i was going to say the exact same thing. dude made the point for while arguing against.
that said, it's a slippery slope. the first time a call gets reveresed shows us that the refs are fallable and then there will be arguments for reviewing more and more. (we know they miss some, so why draw the line at getting *these* calls right. what about a play where a guy gets sprung for a breakaway, or a dirty cross check behind the play...)
anyhow, i would argue for something different. get the refs off the ice all together. maybe leave the linesmen there for offsides calls and breaking up fights and dropping pucks. but i'd put refs above the ice and give them areas of the ice to monitor and *specific* guidelines. they'll have more perspective and a consistent perspective. 'consistent' being the key...
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