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01-22-2013, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Vinc360 View Post
Also, refs need to slow down with the penalties. Not that they were awful tonight or anything, but handing out so many penalties is only gonna slow down the pace of the game and that's sad.
Well, to be fair, they're all supposed to be aware of the areas that referees are going to be focusing on. There's certainly no surprise. First time I saw someone get called for having their stick up in someone's hands while they were carrying the puck, they talked at length about how that, and other stuff, is going to be cut down on. Apparently "the memo" had already been sent by the league/officials, but we're seeing the players continuing with their old habits, testing the boundaries while (in their minds) being competitive on the ice, and getting 2 minute reminders all over the place. If they remain consistent with these calls, I'd expect a sizable jump in league scoring, like in '05/06.

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