Kukla's Korner Hockey
Entries with the tag: hybrid icing
Don Cherry's first Coach's Corner of the season focused upon:
1. John Scott's jumping of Phil Kessel;
And 2. Cherry's disdain for hybrid icing, suggesting that someone will get hurt come playoff time:
Cherry also weighed in on the Parros-Orr incident...
Hybrid icing has been neither a cure-all nor a disaster.
In instances where there's a race for the puck and a defenseman has a clear advantage heading toward the faceoff dot, he no longer needs to fear someone trying to ram him into the end boards between the dot and the icing line. The play's simply blown dead.
In instances where teams nursing a lead hope to prey upon their opponents' desperation by pursuing iced pucks at Larry Murphy speed, burning clock until they reluctantly touch the puck, and in instances where teams desperate to tie the game find that the "attainable passing" rule's abolishment yields home-run passes that don't click wrecking precious seconds off the clock late in games, they can still "go for it."