Thread: NHL Refereeing
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02-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Referring is probably a very difficult job that very very few could ever do well.
This. For those that follow Kerry Fraser's blog most missed calls he points out the ref blew the call because he was badly positioned or didn't have a proper sight line. Just like a defenceman to be a good referee you need good hockey sense to read the play.

Honestly I think the best thing they could do is install helmet cams on the refs. Even if the fans don't get to see the video. It would allow the league to evaluate the refs better and seperate the good refs from the bad. It would probably also help the refs improve since they can review the game much better.

The other thing they should do is hire more referees. Even though that would dilute the "talent" pool. More refs equals less games and more times going over tape/practising which would make them better.

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