Kick the Puck

It’s interesting how many people are complaining about the officiating of Sunday’s Sabres-Rangers game.
Even Jim Kelley thought it was pretty bad, and he’s pure Buffalonian.
Well actually, not everyone disagrees with the officiating.
Scott Burnside thinks the officiating was OK, but also that players should be allowed to kick in pucks.
Of course, that then raises the question of if players really need sticks. And if the game might move faster if the players were kicking a ball, rather than a puck. And of course, if there’s a ball, you don’t really need ice. You can get away with a surface like, I don’t know, maybe grass?
It’s something to consider.