Re: refs affecting outcome of games too much
As I'm sure you all know, I usually tend to side with officials on debates like this.
Good comment about keeping your stick down. Usually stickwork leads to retalitory stickwork, or heavy bodywork, which leads to fights, unsportsmanlike, etc. Typically, most players don't mind some body play as long as it's in "good hockey."
But, I must comment about "The Michigan" and "The Hurricane" and all the other pretty moves out there.
Kids, I know you love these moves, but I really think there are more people these days that can pick up a puck than there are people that can stop on a dime. Now, what matters more in a game situation: pulling off a sick move (that will eventually get your arm broken by someone) or basic fundamentals?
I often worry about the future of our game - too much showmanship. I know that it has forever been an issue with inline hockey, but I don't see the problem going away.
Bridgeville Rollerplex/Iceoplex at Southpointe
"That big ref with the glasses that can barely skate"