Around the League #5: 2013 Play-offs Edition!: Nucks fire AV, AVs hire Roy
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05-17-2013, 01:43 PM
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No player ever intends to throw the puck out of play since they put the rule in, which is the whole point.
You can either deal with the occasional blown call, remove the penalty and watch teams again start using audience members as target practice every time they are up by one goal, or redefine it full of vague and subjective language that further puts the game into the hands of the referees.
The original ruling was in response to Obvious intent delay of game.
Ask yourself how this call was made in response to obvious and clear intent. The player was being intefered with, his stick was being interfered with, and the puck barely cleared he boards.
How could the ref ascertain from this that the player intended to delay the game. How could you?
It wasn't intended, it was inadvertent due to the player being interfered with that arguably impacted the bang off the glass which was more likely intended.
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