NHL can expect fight on rule change proposals

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  1. Tra La La

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    And the removal of the redline and the shootout won't do it.
     
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    Has anyone hear every been interviewed for a poll by the NHL regarding rules? I've participated in a few polls, and none of them had anything to do with the rules save one question about fighting.
     
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    Hear, hear.
     
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    Why is this even an issue ---- are there not players on the rules committee?
     
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    I have, several times over the past year or so. There were lots of questions about rules and how I thought the game could be improved.
     
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    i hope they give a point for an ot/or shootout loss...its BS to get nothing because u lost in a breakaway competition that shouldn't be there in the first place...but all i have to say is...CBA *****!!!!!!!
     
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    If we get shootouts I'm going to cry. I hate shootouts
     
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    At this point I don't care just get on the ice and play again!!!
     
  11. There was an article a little back that GMS had their panties in a bunch because before the rules committee was 30 GMs. They have been reduced to 2-4 positions with involvement from players and other people involved in the game.
     
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    Taking out the redline will slow the game down further. The trap zone will become wider, hence even more defensive hockey.
     
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    Well I want The trap KILLED! :madfire: ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. Fix The Game or Don't Come Back. I don"t want to see that same Crap, I've seen for the Last 5 years. IT BORES ME!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Removal of the redline would. I have watched enough college hockey games to know the impact that can have.

    The shootout might not, but I think it was a bad idea to ever give teams a point for losing in OT. That was a bad result of switching to 4-on-4, which is just as much a sham as a shootout would ever be. If you're going to have 4-on-4 novelty overtimes, you might as well have a shootout if no one scores in it. If you want integrity in the game, you should scrap that 4-on-4 disgrace too.
     
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    Skating and Transition play is Gone. And It has to be Gotten Back. I want To see what I saw in 70's,80's and first few years of the 90's. If The NHL is'nt going to offer that. Then damn them to hell.
     
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    Oh, it works in college hockey, so it will work in a professional league?

    I hate to keep bringing this up, but anytime this kind of logic shows up, I have to:

    "If you're one of those fans who'd like to see the NHL remove the red line, you might want to think twice. The Finnish Elite League, which has played without the red line for several seasons, plans to restore the center stripe next season. The league feels the game has become a series of misguided long passes, which, combined with the automatic icing rule, lead to an inordinate number of stoppages for icing. Finnish officials would like to restore the red line in all levels of hockey throughout the country."

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=hradek_ej&id=1700394

    IIRC, the Czech league would like to, as well.

    It's not as simple as "it works in the league I like, it will work in the NHL." That's Buccigross thinking.
     
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    the easy fix for this is to not allow the offending team to make player changes after an icing. Lets see a tired line face the other teams' top line. That is punishment enough to avoid the long break-away pass very often.
     
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    why do people keep ignoring this?
     
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    People keep saying this but I haven't seen this affect in NCAA hockey or Olympic hockey.
     
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    Neither applies. Olympic hockey, you have the best of the best.

    College hockey isn't coached or talented to the level of the NHL.

    Apples and oranges.
     
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    Yeah, but you're an insider with inside access to the Caps' GM. I'm more interested in the experiences of average fans.
     
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    The Wider The area the trap is spread over, the Bigger the Gaps.

    The NHL really has no choice. All the Fans who walked away from the game, do to Boredom. Won't Come back twice, if they see the Same old same old. They Have to come Back and See end to end action. Or the Visit will be shortlived.
     
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    Perhaps you're right. I certainly wouldn't want them making any hasty rule changes and if there's a chance that this could slow down the game and they haven't thoroughly considered it, it's hasty.

    What they really need to do is change the way the game is officiated. Put electric shock collars on the refs and zap them everytime they swallow their whistles or something.
     
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    It's not people ignoring it, it's the NHL. The rules changes that would be most positive for the league are moving the blue lines three feet towards the ends, moving the goal line three feet towards then ends, and using tag-up offsides. The problem is, they are the ones who made those changes. If those were the only rules they modified, they'd be admitting to screwing up the game.

    Now they are looking for all sorts of other rules to change so they people forget their failures in the past. I guess instead of admitting to screwing up the game in the past, it's easier to screw it up even more for the future.
     
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