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On The Agenda For Today’s GM Meetings

Besides the slashing calls....

from Michael Traikos of the National Post,


The GMs will discuss how to better get the officials and the players on the same page as to what is and what is not allowed....


When the NHL allowed coaches to challenge potential offsides when a goal was scored, a Pandora’s box opened up. Suddenly, everything was being challenged with no consequences. This year, a failed challenge results in a penalty....


This one is interesting and it sort of makes a lot of sense. When a penalty is called in overtime, play becomes 4-on-3. That’s a massive difference than 5-on-4 play during regulation time....


Don’t expect this one to get solved anytime soon, but there is talk again of whether officials should determine a player’s intent when a puck goes out of play....

more on each of the above plus the slashing calls and goalie interference...

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hockeyfreak13's avatar

there is talk again of whether officials should determine a player’s intent when a puck goes out of play.

Not sure how you determine a player’s intent in this scenario. No one wants to put the puck out of play, but the rule makes players think twice before they try to clear the puck high off the glass. This leads to more turnovers in the defensive zone and theoretically more offense.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 11/17/17 at 10:25 AM ET


but there is talk again of whether officials should determine a player’s intent when a puck goes out of play….

So what’s the solution? If you decide the guy was trying to get a penalty, he gets a penalty, and if you decide he wasn’t trying to get a penalty he doesn’t?

How about talking about intent when it comes to the occasional errant stick that gets up in a face or when it comes to a guy getting a tripping penalty because an opponent stepped on his stick?

Intent? F*ck off. Nobody has ever intended to get a penalty by putting the puck over the glass.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/17/17 at 10:50 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

They are bound ans determined to male this game unwatchable. You had a perfectly good set of rules to begin with. Pull your heads out of your asses and enforce them, and everything will be fine. Stop micro managing every part of the game.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 11/17/17 at 11:28 AM ET

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