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    Should the Easy-Stow Senior Hockey League adopt the NHL's new icing Rule Empty Should the Easy-Stow Senior Hockey League adopt the NHL's new icing Rule

    Post by Admin on Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:56 pm

    Should the Easy-Stow Senior Hockey League adopt the NHL's new icing Rule 65 - H, Teams that ice the puck cannot change players before the next faceoff into league play?

    Rule 65 - h. states any team that is in violation of this Rule shall not be permitted to make any player substitutions prior to the ensuing face-off. However, a team in violation of this Rule shall be permitted to make a player substitution in order to replace a goalkeeper who had been substituted for an extra attacker.

    (NOTE) A team in violation of this Rule shall be permitted to make a player substitution in order to replace an injured player.

    The Case:
    Icing is boring, boring, boring. Teams indulging in it should not be rewarded. Anything to discourage icing is good for the game.

    Impact: Teams under pressure often ice the puck out of exhaustion and desperation. If the same players are forced to keep playing, it's a prime opportunity for the opponent.

    Down Side: The first time a team gives up a crucial goal because tired players were not allowed off the ice, the coach will scream blue murder. Let them.

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