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Imagining New Rules for the NHL


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.

Bear-hug rule
This is an awesome idea.  Hugs are much nicer than face plants into the boards.

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