My personal opinion on this is that the player(or their team) should be responsible for shutting the penalty box door on the way in or out. Officials(on the floor or in the timekeepers box) have a job to do and really shouldn't be taking their eyes off the game. Too many times you see a player enter the box and wait for someone else to shut the door because they are pissed off or run out of the box and the door stays open, meanwhile his team's bench staff is a few feet away and don't bother closing the door. I'd like to see a 10 minute misconduct called for not shutting the door.
Posted on Jul 2, 2011, 5:13 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52