Has no Touch Icing Changed The League?

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  1. AveryQuietMan

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    Speed is the name of the game right now.

    The question is simple is this because of 'no touch icing'?

    or maybe a combination of no touch plus no red line?
     
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    Well there’s definitely less players going head or ankles-first into the boards at high speed. That’s pretty good
     
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    I'd like to think I've made a difference, but my content on this site isn't that good.
     
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    I always grumble about rule changes, but this one has been fine. There are less injuries now for sure.
     
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    It’s made for a minor change in the flow of play, but mostly just made things safer.
     
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    I was more under the assumption that the no-touch icing was implemented due to the increasing speed of the game, not the other way around. Seems like too small and insignificant of a change to so drastically alter how teams play the game.
     
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    The trapazoid rule has a bigger impact than most think. Gives a higher probability for a successful zone entry and makes it harder to stack the blue line or neutral zone.
     
  8. Filthy Dangles

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    Don't players if anything slow down when racing for the puck in hybrid icing system?
     
  9. Jill Sandwich

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    "Space plays" have done a lot to make speed as valuable as size used to be. Similarly, "puck moving defensemen" are now more valuable than "powerplay quarterbacks". The first pass from your own zone is now more valuable than the bomb from the point.

    The Red Wings used to do this breakout that I recognize my and many other contemporary teams doing, I think eliminating the red line has done a lot to change the nature of puck possession.
     
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    The increased emphasis on speed would have happened regardless of no touch icing imo. And with the increase in speed, more serious injuries would have occurred had no touch icing not been adopted. It's a shame that Joni Pitkanen's career had to prematurely end that way. :(
     
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    Great rule change. The old touch up icing was brutal, speaking as an old Dman. Simply a situation made for boarding at high speed.
     
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    Yep, one of the most no-brainer rule changes
     
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    It made no change to the game aside from less injuries to me, so it has been a positive.
     

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