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Morning Line- Andrew Cogliano On Calling Slashing Penalties

“Hopefully they don’t call penalties when you’re getting guys’ sticks. I think that’s the only thing I don’t want to see happen because a lot of times, that’s what turns over pucks. That’s what makes a forechecker effective. He’s on guys and he’s disrupting their stick.

“So hopefully there’s a big difference between slashing a guy’s stick than slashing a guy on his hands or his wrists. I agree with that. Because a lot of times you can be trouble if you take one of those slashes.”

-Andrew Cogliano of the Anaheim Ducks.  Eric Stephens of the OC Register has more on this topic.

added 8:38am, Jon Cooper...

"The game is no fun, it's not fun to watch. There's 30 minutes of special teams. I don't think that's what the league intended for our game to be a game of special teams. I don't think that's what the league intended for our game to be a game of special teams. I guess what's tough is nobody knows what the standard is and all of a sudden, you come into the first exhibition game and now they've got to completely change anything that's gone on in faceoffs, which I didn't know that was a big issue in the game, but apparently it was.

-Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times has more from Jon Cooper.

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topshelf14's avatar

So I’ve been thinking a lot about the new rules in place, specifically the slashing calls that seem to be happening at a frantic pace.  I think this could change the game significantly if they actually stick with calling these throughout the season.  I even noticed it last night in some of the preseason games where players are now realizing they can not have there stick anywhere near there hands and that is actually opening up the ice for more room to skate and make plays.

I definitely don’t want the game to be 30 min on the PP but if this rule change can get players to stop with the constant swinging of the stick anytime a player skates by them this could really open up the game.

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 09/20/17 at 08:07 AM ET


I agree.
Players will adjust or their team will be on the wrong side of the special teams.

With that said, I expect the whistles get put away again by Thanksgiving.

Posted by Ventr on 09/20/17 at 09:46 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Cogliano is a giant crybaby.  And also apparently pretty dumb.

This is exactly what happened in ‘05 when they started calling hooking and holding to the letter.
Preseason was an endless parade to the penalty box. But guess what? It worked and the game was better for it.
Eventually the players and coaches realized that they can slash to stop offense. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end for that as well.

To make things even simpler for dummies like Cogliano to figure out is if the league just called a stick infraction anytime the blade of the stick touched an opponents body.
Lifting a stick, no problem.
But when that paddle slaps against a players body at all, even the shaft, then call it.

The more rules that can be black and white, the better.
Hockey players are notorious for stretching an inch into a mile. Take that away from them.

Posted by Hank1974 on 09/20/17 at 10:06 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Preach it, Jon Cooper.

Posted by TreKronor on 09/20/17 at 10:08 AM ET

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