Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/23/05 at 12:44 PM ET
Whether the players are willing to blame the refs or not, it is their fault. Of course the NHL put the rules in place, but the refs are the ones on the ice calling the penalties. What's to stop them from using "good judgment?" That's their job to be the judge on the ice. Then again, when Peter Forsberg is called for cross-checking while the blade of his stick is on the ice and he's only got one hand on the shaft - maybe the refs just don't have good judgment. Anyway you look at it, the refs have taken control of the game. The players should determine the outcome of a game, not the refs, and right now it's at best a 50-50 split.
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