Comments on: Problems and Solutions Part 2
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Fri, 22 Aug 2003 20:06:17 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=6576#comment-58993Has your younger brother been using your screen name the last two days?
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 18:57:15 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=6576#comment-58992Assessing fines in addition to penalties in order to minimize sloppy play seems both excessive and unnecessary. If a player is guilty of committing avoidable penalties night in and night out, he’ll likely find himself playing either in the minors or with another team. Don’t you think that’s deterrent enough? I also disagree (although less so) with assessing fines to players for malicious play. Financial retribution for such tactics is a tedious and lackluster substitute for the pleasingly brutish and expidient judicial process that is, conveniently, already in place. Goons (God love ‘em) have been promoting decency and humanity in the NHL for years. Do you really want to deviate from tradition by cudgeling chippy players with a financial shillelagh or leave the dispensation of justice in the capable hands (or fists) of our under-appreciated enforcers? I, for one, am for the latter.
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 13:17:24 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=6576#comment-58991excellent article. I agree 100%. Another thing I would like to see called is unsportsmanlike. When a player gets a penalty and swears at the ref and screams at him, he should recieve another 2 minute minor. There are children watching these games also and that is no way to act. The refs need to call the game the way it should be called, but the players should also be held responsible. I know it’s human nature to try and get away with what you can, but we need to play the game by the rules, follow the rules, and enforce the rules that are already in place. That alone would solve a ton of the games problems.