Thread: Referees: Weird thing about Offsides.
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01-23-2014, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
In theory it would be enough, but kind of like in baseball you're actually slowing yourself down by sliding. Since the goal is to get across quickly, you're better off staying on your feet and taking that extra stride.
yeah, obviously a bit slower to fall on your ass then to dive forward or even stay up skating.

The only time I can really imagine would be a player falling, maybe cutting back to come onsides and loosing an edge.

But for some reason it made sense that a player sliding on his back wouldn't be onsides the moment his boot goes over, i.e. you have to have your blade down...

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