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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Ignoring Obstruction a Problem For The NHL

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

I think all hockey fans are excited about the quality of play during this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The games have been exciting with equal measures of breathtaking skill, intensity and physical play.

I am a big fan of the league allowing players to engage in one-on-one battles, whether it be in the corners for the puck or in front of the net for position.  But I do think the on-ice officials and their off-ice supervisors have dropped the ball a little when it comes to obstruction and interference, particularly in the neutral zone.

Things that were automatic penalties during the regular season are being ignored during the finals as the referees try hard not to influence the outcome of th...

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