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A tale of two officiating seasons

If one thing is clear in playoffs, it's that there is more than one way to call a game

Updated: June 11, 2013, 3:54 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- This from an NHL team executive with ties to the NFL competition committee: An NFL referee relays a story from a preseason meeting in which the message to football's on-field officials was this: Don't officiate the games like they do in the NHL, where calls change based on the time of season and situation in the game.

In other words, enforce the rules regardless of calendar, clock or score.

If only that were so in the National Hockey League.

It's not a new lament, ...

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