Thread: Tired of it
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04-02-2012, 04:58 PM
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I think refs allow the game to get out of control in small ways. Have some insight as I watched a lot of local hockey and my son did some officiating for a while.

We all know Horny is effective because he is willing to go to the blue ice and get in the goalie's grill. SO a certain amount of retaliation is forthcoming. When guys begin crossing the line on either side, zebras have to hand out some sin bin time, or the retaliations escalate. We don't get to hear any warnings given out or discussions with the refs. But the good ones sense when it has gone too far and start the parade. I think we have lost some good officials in the last few years and don't have enough experienced good ones on the ice. NHL needs to address this, and start penalizing the ones that are ineffective harder, IMHO.

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