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09-30-2006, 09:47 AM
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MikeD
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The really sad part is that its rare in these situations. The refs all have different interpretations. Gino here has a different take on it than any of the Refs I spoke with this morning. Even those refs couldnt totally agree on the way to make these calls. In hte mean time some refs will allow the old ways to be played and some are going to call it too tight making the kids unable to play the game...hope time will sort it all out.

The one hting they do Agree with Gino on is progress meaning skating/speed. However it seems Gino is willing to let it go as long as they continue to the net. The gist of the call isnt based on forward progress being stopped. EVEN SLOWING THE PLAYER progress has been affected and would be called. That includes taking a player out of balance, making them drop a step or break their stride....kinda hard to stick check someone and NOT do any of those things. Still, every other ref I have spoken with since the new standards has said a stick check away from hte play is an illagal tactic and is to be called strictly.

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