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lol some rule changes for next season...no more spin-o-ramas!
NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today a series of rules changes for the 2014-15 season, following approval earlier in the summer by the League's Board of Governors and the National Hockey League Players' Association:
Rule 1.8 – Rink - Goalkeeper's Restricted Area
The trapezoid will be expanded by two feet from the goal post on both sides of the net.
Rule 23 – Game Misconduct Penalties
A new Game Misconduct category will be created. Clipping, charging, elbowing, interference, kneeing, head-butting and butt-ending move from the general category into the same category as boarding and checking from behind ("Physical Fouls"), whereby a player who incurs two such game misconducts in this category would now be automatically suspended for one game.
Rule 24 – Penalty Shot
The 'Spin-O-Rama' move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in Penalty Shot situations or in the Shootout.
Rule 38 – Video Goal Judge
Video review will be expanded in the following areas:
* Rule 38.4 (viii) has been modified to allow broader discretion to Hockey Operations to assist the referees in determining the legitimacy of all potential goals (e.g., to ensure they are "good hockey goals"). The revised Rule will allow Hockey Operations to correct a broader array of situations where video review clearly establishes that a "goal" or "no goal" call on the ice has been made in error. The new expanded rule will also allow Hockey Operations to provide guidance to referees on goal and potential goal plays where the referee has blown his whistle (or intended to blow his whistle) after having lost sight of the puck.
* In reviewing "Kicked in Goals," Hockey Operations will require more demonstrable video evidence of a "distinct kicking motion" in order to overrule a "goal" call on the ice, or to uphold a "no goal" call on the ice.
Rule 57 – Tripping
The rule relating to "Tripping" will be revised to specifically provide that a two minute minor penalty will be assessed when a defending player "dives" and trips an attacking player with his body/arm/shoulder, regardless of whether the defending player is able to make initial contact with the puck.
But, in situations where a penalty shot might otherwise be appropriate, if the defending player "dives" and touches the puck first (before the trip), no penalty shot will be awarded. (In such cases, the resulting penalty will be limited to a two-minute minor penalty for tripping.)
Rule 64 – Diving / Embellishment
The supplementary discipline penalties associated with Rule 64.3 (Diving/Embellishment) will be revised to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines will be assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below.
To curb delay tactics on face-offs after icing infractions, in situations where the defending team is guilty of a face-off violation, following an icing, the defending player who is initially lined up for the face-off will be given a warning, but will be required to remain in the circle to take the face-off. A second face-off violation by the defending team in such situation will result in a two minute minor bench penalty.
Rule 84 – Overtime
* Teams will switch ends prior to the start of overtime in the regular season.
* The entire ice surface will undergo a "dry scrape" prior to the start of overtime in the regular season.
* The procedure requiring the head coach to submit a list of the first three shooters in the shoot-out has been eliminated.
Rule 85 – Puck Out of Bounds
There have been further rule changes made relating to face-off location to avoid penalizing teams for plays intended to create bona fide scoring opportunities. Specifically, the following are "categories of plays" where face-offs will remain in the attacking zone despite the fact that the attacking team was technically responsible for the stoppage in play: Shots at the net by a player on the attacking team where: (i) the shot breaks the glass; (ii) the shot goes off the side of the net and deflects out of play; (iii) the shot goes off the dasher boards or glass and deflects out of play; (iv) the shot is tipped or deflected out of play by a teammate; and (v) the shot becomes wedged in or on the exterior of the goal net.
In addition, the following rule change will be enacted for the 2014 preseason and may be continued for the 2014/15 regular season if approved by the League and the NHLPA.
Rule 1.9 – Rink – Face-off Spots and Circles – Ice Markings/Hash Marks
The hash marks at the end zone circles will be moved from three feet apart to five feet, seven inches apart (international markings).
Johnny hockey has the slickest goal so far at the tourney. He has been playing really well. Valk stepped up with the Hattie last night, but Edmonton looked pretty dominant for the first 2 periods and then in OT. Darnell nurse is a man among boys out there
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^ the best part of going to a game is going there early exploring the arena, watching players warm up, the anthem and the first puck drop. Anything else is just hockey... Vancouver hockey. Once in a while you'll hear Ooo and ahhhh when Sedins cycling (best passing skill ull ever see). Other than that, im just there to watch other teams star players.
Totally agree that the demand is down. I've been a half season ticket holder for 8 years or so now and every year I pick a few games I want to go to and sell the rest for Ticket Master Face or lower to recoup my money + interest and in the odd occasion maybe some profit to cover a game or 2. Making money is the least of my interest, I just want to go to a few games and break even on the rest. The first 6 years, tickets were easy to sell and at this point in the year I would have sold them all already.
Last year I definite saw a decline. I still managed to sell them all in September but it took more work and was the first time I would constantly see people selling for cost on Craigslist etc throughout the year.
Forward to this year, 11 game ice packs available even up until this moment. These icepacks had wait lists in years past. Scan Craigslist and even Revscene Classifieds and everyone is selling for cost. Not even Ticket Master cost, but their cost just to break even vs being greedy and lose money. Times a changing, we'll see how this season turns out.
"back at the line to Babych.... LONG SHOT....Potvin had trouble with it....ADAM SHOOTS SCORES!!!!
I hope Gaudreau can translate that into the real NHL (not a Flames fan). It's not too often you see skill like that from a guy that small. Judging by his performances among his age group he's clearly got NHL talent. Take into account his WHC performance, and one might think he can hang with the big boys.
But just looking at his size stats makes me so scared for him. If PK ever lined him up the way he lined up Marchand Gaudreau might actually explode. I consider the Nug small and this guy is even smaller.