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04-12-2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieParent View Post
There are 2 things about the missed icing call that, to me, make it not as bad as the non-offside:
  1. The closer linesman (opposite side of ice at Flyer blue line) waived it off. Not the best way to signal, but it's not as bad as if there was just the icing signal then not called.
  2. As the TSN panel said, you play until the whistle blows. Coburn touched the puck in a poor defensive position, and was therefore unable to battle for the puck.
While I certainly agree with the statement "you play until the whistle blows", I really don't know what Coburn should have done instead. He played it as if it was going to be icing much like everyone would in that same situation. The fact that he played it this way automatically puts in him a bad position if the refs blow the call. In my eyes, the only alternative would be for Coburn was to touch the puck and immediately take out Sullivan (which if the ref did call icing, Coburn most likely would have been penalized for)

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