Beer League Frustrations Vent Thread II
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06-25-2013, 04:38 PM
Anybody get 2 U yet?
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Maybe it's just me, but seeing as this is my first year of hockey I'm not really sure what the standard is. I have noticed that, for a recreational league, there is a lot of chippy stuff that doesn't get called. Is this just because refs miss it or because they think it's ok? I'm not sure, but as a beginner it can get pretty frustrating when I'm hauled down, slashed, high sticked, or flat out bodychecked and nothing is called (especially since I'm still learning a lot).
That is hockey in every league, at every level.
"It's part of the game". It's complete crap but it's ingrained in the sport and will never leave.
Refs never want to 'decide the game', even though by allowing someone to bodycheck an opponent, in a non-contact league, led to injuries, a loss, fights, suspensions, etc.
You have to understand that hockey players, by nature, are dirty, whiny athletes who are encouraged to break the rules and have tantrums when things don't go their way.
I adore the sport of hockey, but I can't stand all the 'crap' that comes with it.
To me, the absolute best kind of hockey is pond hockey.
I'm family with a former NHLer who says this all the time.
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