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Proposed IIHF Rule Changes

from Martin Merk of IIHF.com,

Some major proposals that will be individually discussed and voted on include:

  • to standardize the dimensions of the ice surface
  • to move the goal line closer to the end of the rink (from 4 to 3.3 metres)
  • to move the blue line in order to standardize and also increase the offensive zones
  • to remove the “cheater piece” of goalkeepers’ catching gloves
  • to double the penalty for goalkeeper interference to 2+2 minutes
  • to penalize any deliberate grabbing, twisting or holding of an opponent’s head with a major penalty
  • to forbid base drums at ice rinks in addition to air horns and whistles already mentioned in the current rule book.
  • that goalkeepers cannot freeze the puck if the shot originates from outside the blue line

There will also be controversial major rule proposals for discussions such as proposals to reinstate the red-line offside or to introduce touch icing.

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Hootinani's avatar

•to double the penalty for goalkeeper interference to 2+2 minutes

Double minor for one of the most subjective calls in all of sports?  Genius.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/22/14 at 09:58 AM ET

SYF's avatar

to penalize any deliberate grabbing, twisting or holding of an opponent’s head with a major penalty

Unless it’s Shea Weber, of course.  That fucher can do whatever the fuch he wants.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 05/22/14 at 12:21 PM ET

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Posted by SYF from Zata’s Epic Viking Beard on 05/22/14 at 01:21 PM ET

I can’t believe Weber had the gall to do that during an IIHF game!!!

Posted by Garth on 05/22/14 at 12:55 PM ET

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