Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/31/06 at 10:41 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
“I want to preface my remarks by saying that, first, I was not one of those guys who after three weeks last season thought we’d arrived at the promised land, because I’ve always known that it was going to take years for the players and the refs to figure everything out and be on the same page,” Shanahan, measuring his words carefully, told Slap Shots on Thursday. “And second, that players have been yelling at refs and [have been] ticked off at officiating for as long as there’s been a league.
“That being said, I do believe there’s a disconnect between the league office and some of the referees who just don’t get it. The critical point that’s being missed by some refs is that an infraction still needs to occur in order for a penalty to be called. There still has to be a foul on a play for there to be a penalty.
“There is nothing in the rule book that says if one player touches another player with his stick, it’s two minutes for hooking. There’s nothing in the rule book that says if one player touches another player with his hand, it’s two minutes for holding.”
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