IIHF reffing is a joke MOD WARNING: Post 144
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12-29-2012, 01:51 PM
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I actually thought Camara's hit was definitely charging. I'm canadian, it was clean in the sense that his arms/shoulders were down and his feet never left the ice, but he went a long way at full stride to hit a vulnerable target. I have no problem with that call.
The reffing was atrocious for reasons other than these hits though. The flow of the game is completely interrupted for their insistence on calling something every time a player falls down on the ice. I wasn't a big fan of the dives we took either, I don't think we're the only ones to embellish though.
Your interpretation of the call is wrong. It wasn't charging...Camara glided into the Slovakian player. He didn't "charge up" his stride to make a bigger impact.
Also, it's quite telling that there was no call until the stretcher came out (and that an official even told Camara it was a clean hit). Seems a lot like the officials only made a call because a player got hurt. Stupid officiating.
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