Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/25/07 at 10:26 AM ET
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
So as not to raise PA ire over staffing levels (read: potential job loss), the coach would be mandated to dress 18 skaters and two goalies, as has been the case for decades. However, prior to the opening faceoff, the coach would have to designate his lineup of nine forwards and five backliners, effectively rendering the other four players on his bench as reserves.
Here’s the hitch: As in baseball, once the coach opts to bring in a reserve, he would have to pull one of his forwards or defensemen for the remainder of the game.
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