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05-21-2013, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Nac Mac Feegle View Post
I'm not saying refs aren't supposed to talk to coaches. Not at all. It's great they can go to the bench and calmly discuss a call/non-call. For the ref to throw a verbal joust at a coach is uncalled for.

Look, I know refereeing is an incredibly hard job. These guys are human, they have emotions and they make mistakes. But, at the NHL level I would expect more self control. I don't want the NHL turning into major league baseball where you see the ump and a coach screeching at each other like kids in the sandbox.

Keep your emotions in check, be consistent, and call the game for the full 60 minutes. That's all I ask.
As a ref, I'll gladly tell a coach what I think of them/their team...

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