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03-28-2012, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Fallenity View Post
This is seen rather often in hockey, that the closest official makes a call (usually the correct one) that further officials then overturn. Or vice versa, the farthest official makes a call, while the nearest one doesn't react.
Agreed. The two-referee system is supposed to improve the consistency, but instead it seems to make things worse. It just gets worse when you have linesmen who can make certain calls. In my opinion, the nearside ref should always have the final decision on a call(where video review isn't permitted, of course). He's the one closest to the play, and he likely has the best view. If he didn't see it, he should say so, and defer to the other officials, but otherwise, it should be his call to make.

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