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by Paul on 12/06/05 at 10:28 AM ET
Stephen Walkom, who hung up his whistle to become the NHL's director of officiating this season, said he is seeing players and referees adjust to the new anti-obstruction standards. That's taking into account that 40 penalty shots had been called through Sunday's games, one more than in the entire 2002-03 season and 17 short of the total for the 2003-04 season. "This is a big change in the hockey culture, because officials have let this go for the last 20 years and players have had it coached in them for the last 20 years," he said. "So our work goes on. "We've done another DVD for our guys of real-game footage — holding, and hooking and situational contact," Walkom said. "Anything that can help us call the game to the best of our ability every night, we're using those tools, whether it be video reinforcement or just self-reinforcement."read on (reg. req.)...and don't forget about bug me not....
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