Thread: Unsportmanship
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11-06-2006, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by moneyp View Post
What's stupid is that the refs would carry over the penalty from the second game into an overtime period that's meant to decide the two-game series. Both teams should have started the overtime with a clean slate.
Now why would that have anything to do with the on-ice officials? Referees can't break the rules given to them to call.

What I don't understand is what makes the difference between a high sticking minor and a holding minor? They're both minor penalties and are subject to the same rules regarding powerplay goals.

Either way, scoring on yourself is bad for the game. It needs no explanation. It is just common sense.

Originally Posted by acr View Post
How is that an unsportsmanlike penalty? It's damn good strategy. There's nothing wrong with scoring on your own net to kill a penalty in that situation.
I would call it Unsportsmanlike because it is circumventing the penalty that was assessed. Yeah, you give up a goal, but in this screwed-up rules situation, the goal obviously didn't mean anything. It's a chicken **** way out of serving the penalty.

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