Posted by Mike Landers on January 05, 1998 at 12:14:47:
In Reply to: MIKE LANDERS - A.K.A 'Know it not' posted by STATTO on January 04, 1998 at 15:55:44:
Compare and contrast...
: me thinks you miss the point totally. The ref.
: has NO discretion on the number of players on
: the ice or in the penalty bench.
: He obviously makes the call as to whether a
: penalty is a minor or double minor or
: whatever(if that's what you are trying to
: say)but that's it.
So in one sentence you say the ref has no discretion and then in the next you say the ref has complete discretion.
You are rapidly disappearing up your own arse.
The ref decides the call first and foremost. He then decides whether calling that way creates a coincedental. He then decides whether calling it as coincedental is in the best interests of the game. He may change the call to avoid or create a coincedental situation.
In all cases the ref has compete discretion to call what he sees fit.
You can quote the rulebook all you like, the refs don't call it that way. Just because you have a rulebook doesn't mean you know the game or how it is called.
You know how it *should* be called. I know how it *is* called. Big difference.
(My email address is at the bottom... take the hint)
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