Has the Game Become Too Fast for Today’s NHL Officials?

May 7th, 2010 by Mike MacDonald Leave a reply »
Lindy Ruff's face says it all.

You don't even need to know what the situation is. You don't even need to know when this took place. You don't even need to worry that this exchange of ideas will make a difference.

Has the game become too fast for today's NHL officials?

We have all had our own issues with referees. It's part of the game. Or is that something we keep telling ourselves?

The new rules are not so new anymore, various professional and junior leagues now employ the two-referee system and have similar rules in place that were originally designed and implemented by the NHL.

Time and time again we have witnessed the NHL standard of rules and how it's applied during games.

If you recall, we all went through a huge adjustment, players, coaches and certainly fans in educating ourselves on the do's and don'ts of hockey rules.

In the end we became well versed in the knowledge of these rules, likely more than ever, we now can be deemed as experts.

After my playing days were over I got involved with refereeing, more because I was always interested in their perspective of events.

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