Kukla's Korner Hockey
Entries with the tag: bear-hug rule
Since there isn’t much going on aside from the Captain’s Practice (about which I will have a few words ready in the morning, I hope), here are some thoughts about some of the new rule ideas they will be testing at the R & D Camp.
Allow hand passes in all zones
Um, no. This is hockey. Even a newbie can tell that allowing players to bat the puck around with their hands undermines the essence of the game and I can’t see what possible safety benefit it would provide. Speed up the game? Oh come on, at what cost? Part of me wants to say “no hand-passes anywhere ever!” but I hate to pick on defense.
This is an awesome idea. Hugs are much nicer than face plants into the boards.