pressure=9Pa wrote:If you mean the "allocation" as a loosely based number in a crew's head of how many is "too many", then you may have a point. If you think they are conciously trying to limit them to a specific, predefined number, then I strongly disagree.
Yes. I mean this exactly.
Nobody has yet to answer the question though. WHY? Why would a league want to turn the clock back to dark days. Sure the refs always miss a call or two during the game, but the game has evolved into a very polished enjoyable viewing product. Attribute this to the flow and smoothness of the game. Aside from the goalie equipment being too big, the game had become closer to perfection as it ever has been.
So again, why would the league want to make a turn for the worse. AGAIN. I can't for the life of me figure out what possible benefit could come from it.
The only one being it does level the ice a bit if a team that can't skate and score can hold the team that can skate and score, it keeps things close. Other than that...WHAT would be the reason.
The answer is NOT because the refs are stuck in their ways and are old. That is bogus because the same refs have been calling the game very tight for several years now that most infractions don't exist because they have been calling the games so sharply.
One last thing. We should be thankful it isn't the early 90's any longer. If anyone has access to an archive to view some of the Pens games from back then, WHOA....you want to talk about some holding....and other fouls being committed. Talk about the one lone Ref being selective in his call back then too. WOW WOW WOW WOW.
Back when I watched that live...you didn't think anything was out of whack because that was hockey. Forward twenty years and watch a Pens vs. North Stars game for the Cup. Amazing the players were still dressed and not naked at the end of the game from all the holding that went on in those games. Just incredible.