NBA Basketball – What Happened to Those Guys Who Were Fighting For the Last Five Minutes Last Night?
Have you ever wondered what happened to those guys who were fighting for the last five minutes last night? Well, I have been there before and it really sucked. After the match I would be giving my best, playing my best and then being called off because I was “too tired”. It is sad but it happens, and as a referee I do not like it.
I think there are two issues here, one is when is the last five minutes of a hockey game for the NHL, and the other is how many games are played in a season. The answer to the second question is pretty simple, over twenty-one games in a season, and if you add in overtime, which is the last minute, then you can put a figure on it.
The next point is that the NHL does not have rules for fighting out of the game. They do not even have the right to make these decisions and often times referees do not know what is acceptable, and they act on what they believe to be correct. The leagues are made up of college and minor league hockey leagues, which are all run by different groups of owners, who will take different measures to ensure that they get the highest value for their franchises.
Another issue is that the NHL has never had a head referee to oversee this type of thing, and now we are looking at it. You will see two things, either a referee will not be paid much money, or they will take a big cut of the money that goes to them, but will not be held accountable if a fight occurs in the arena.
Most people wonder, why are there fights in the first place, and these types of thing are extremely common, especially in college hockey. Both parties get upset, the players are upset with each other, and when there is no way to solve the problem outside of fighting, that is exactly what is going to happen.
There are two ways that a person can end up in the NHL, either they are hired or they are taken by a free agent. The way I see it, if you are not an established player, then you should be at the bottom of the list, and there is a good chance that you will not even make it onto the team. If you are one of the top prospects and can prove that you are capable of being a professional, then I would go ahead and take the plunge.
As far as what happened to the last five minutes of last night’s games, the NHL has a process to prevent this type of thing from happening. In my opinion, the best way to prevent this type of thing from happening is to institute rules in place that ensure every player is able to be competitive. If the NHL can not get their act together, then their sports will continue to decline, and that is not good for anyone, including the fans.