Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/02/06 at 10:50 AM ET
On Thursday night, the Sabres were the victims of a bad rule. In this case, it was the rule against shooting the puck over the glass. Brian Campbell was called on it in the third period, and Rod Brind'Amour scored the eventual game-winner on the resulting power play. There's a big difference between a bad call and a bad rule. Make no mistake, there will be lots of debate about this rule after the season. Many, including Scotty Bowman, have suggested before Ccampbell was caught that the rule was too punitive, and that officials should be able to use some discretion.read on added 9:07am, from the Buffalo News,
"My favorite new rule in the NHL cost us the frigging game," an emotional Miller said in the RBC Center. "Stupidest thing ever. I don't see how that should ever decide a game. Two guys forechecking a player, he goes to make a quick play in the bad ice in springtime, and it goes out of play. You're telling me that's a rule? They gotta wake up. "I don't understand the whole rule," the goaltender continued. "In the AHL they threw it out after a year because the fans hated it. I don't understand how that makes its way to be a deciding factor in an NHL hockey game."more
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