How do you feel about the officiating standard in the NHL's regular season?
Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:50 PM
Good balance? Too many penalty calls? Not enough penalty calls?
Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:54 PM
NHL is going back to pre-lockout clutch and grab, and it's starting to slow the game down again.
We don't need as many penalties as there was in 05-06, but they need to start enforcing the rules again.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:08 PM
Just because there is more on the line in the playoffs doesn't mean the officiating standard should change. You should still have to play by the rules.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:39 PM
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:14 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:36 AM
The NHL has a rule book. If officials called the games by the letter of the law, there would be no issues. The problem is, every referee has his own "style" and each interprets the rules in a different manner. It is this interpretation that causes the inconsistencies.
I'm all good with officials making mistakes. After all, to err is human. Refs choosing to ignore infractions and placing personal judgements on calls are both problems, however.
Use the rule book. It was written for a reason.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:47 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:43 PM
None of the above, it's incosistent. Game to game, period to period, player to player the rules are applied differently. By far the worst officiated of the pro leagues in North America.
Guess you missed my post right above yours, eh, JLumme?
I agree completely with what you said.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:20 AM
Players have no idea what will and won't be called in any given situation, which is ridiculous.
Overall, the officiating in the NHL is akin to a pile of fresh excrement.
Edited by Jai604, 20 July 2012 - 05:20 AM.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:48 AM
Oct 2010: Player punches someone in the face; gets penalized.
Noob fan: "I guess there's a rule against punching people in the face."
Jun 2011: Player punches someone in the face; player being punched gets penalized.
Noob fan: "... Let's watch NasCar. This game doesn't make any sense."
I bet when Schneider turns 38, he will have broken all of Luongo's records.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:40 AM
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:28 PM
However, the problem (as many others have stated) is the inconsistency of the refs. In game 1, a player could be touched lightly by the opposing player's stick and a hooking penalty will be called. Then for some odd reason, in game 2, a player slashes down the opposing player and the game continues without any stoppage in play.
And I'm not ONLY referring to the playoffs....the players (to me at least) seem confused the entire season about what is a penalty and what isn't a penalty for some reason, the refs decide to change the rules based on each individual game...
Do you guys know why the NFL is the most successful league in America? It's because the reffing is consistent. From game 1 to the final game of the season to the Superbowl, the reffing is consistent.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:51 AM
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:37 AM
Put Gino in the ROH