Question regarding hand pass seen in Stars/Ducks game. (Made w/ forearm.)

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  1. timelydewd

    timelydewd Registered User

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    Hey, in the third period of the Stars/Ducks game, Radek Faksa directed the puck to Mattias Janmark with what looked to be his forearm rather than his hand, and the play was blown down for a hand pass. They specifically made mention of this on the Stars' broadcast, with the play-by-play guy mentioning it was directed with the arm, and Razor joked that it was just like soccer vis a vis hand balls. I thought that was a very apt comparison.

    My question is simple: Is this the correct call? Faksa clearly played it forward with his forearm, just above the wrist. It definitely falls within the spirit of the rule. I have no issue with it if it's right. I used to ask lots of rules questions here, but thought I'd run out. Not so. Does anyone know if this was interpreted correctly? Sorry for being a nerd.
     
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    Ref probably thought it was with his glove so he blew it dead
     
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    Dallas got called for that in their last game against Toronto, I'm pretty sure. Maybe the refs are looking out for it more.
     
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    http://www.nhl.com/nhl/en/v3/ext/rules/2018-2019-NHL-rulebook.pdf

    Actually pretty vague and never directly addresses anything other than the open hand. You could certainly argue it should be allowed within the terminology of this rule.
     

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