Guest Carey_Price Posted August 20, 2010 Report Share Posted August 20, 2010 Brendan Shanahan and the league are attempting to change or improve some of the NHL game rules, the big one being to get rid of shootouts and the no touch icing rule. Some teams tested out the proposed suggestions by Shanahan and his group, and as per TSN, the games were played like this: -- Teams could not make substitutions after an offside call, with the ensuing faceoff back in the offending team's end. -- In the event of a faceoff violation, the opposing team could pick the replacement centre. -- Teams were whistled for icing while short-handed and could not make substitutions before the ensuing faceoff. -- In an effort to create more visibility during video review, Plexiglass was used on top of the nets for the morning session and a thinner mesh was used for the afternoon session. Now the biggest one of all like I said was the shootout. They are looking to get rid of it and making OT's something along the lines of 4v4, 3v3, and maybe even 2v2. Personally I think the no touch icing rule is great cause it not only makes it safer for the players (might lose their footing in a race and crash into the boards) and it's also removes any inaccuracy from the refs who sometimes have to decide who got to the puck first from the other end of the ice. As for the faceoff rule, I have no clue why the opposing team should be allowed to pick their opponents replacement centre lol, that rule would be horrible and most likely won't be approved by the other GMs. As for shootouts....I always hated them. I think it's a bad way to decide who should get the extra point because some goalies are simply not good under pressure, and I find it's a lazy way to end the game (although entertaining). Mostly, I don't like the shootouts cause i just miss the good old 20 minute sudden death periods. Now i'll understand if the league doesn't want to bring a full 20 mins of sudden death back, but 10 mins would be great, 5 on 5 or even 4 on 4 would be awesome and would make total sense cause the game would still be competitive...but 3 on 3, or even 2 on 2!! :blink: . You gotta be kidding me...honestly i think that would be boring and stupid. Your thoughts? Here are a couple good links with some more information: http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hockey/20...8/15069166.html http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=331032 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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