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Calling all The Penalties

from the Toronto Star,
"I was the guy who used to let it rock, let them play," Devorski said. "Back then the players and coaches accepted it. They didn't want us to interfere with the outcome of the game and late in the game you wouldn't call anything. Now we're at a stage where if you have five 5-on-3s, that will be normal. In the past, you'd have Bobby Clarke or Harry Sinden tearing down your door if you did that." Now Devorski will have to answer to Stephen Walkom, the former referee who is now the league's director of officiating, if he doesn't adhere to the league's elevated standard of obstruction and stick fouls. If one good thing came out of the lockout it's that the league had an unparalleled opportunity to examine the way the game was being played and make it better. It has responded with a strict crackdown on obstruction and stick fouls that it vows to maintain.


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