So, how do we feel about no red line 13 years later?

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  1. The Panther

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    How do y'all feel about it from today's perspective?

    Back in the day, I thought it would be a good thing. But recently I've started to think it has taken something out of the game. Very little stickhandling in the neutral zone now, and mostly stretch passes. Basically, there is no neutral zone now; nothing happens there.
     
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    I personally don't miss it. You bring back the 2 line pass, you bring back a time where north of 20 teams are trapping. The trap is still used today, but it's effectiveness is a lot less now.
     
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    One of the best things they ever did.
     
  4. The Panther

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    Hmm, you're probably right that it reduces trapping. That's good.

    On the other hand, because zone entry is easier without it, I feel like team defense is just a matter of clogging the front of the net, because once the opponent gets the puck, you pretty much know they're coming to the net.
     
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    It's literally the only post lockout rule I like, keeps a better flow in the game.



    Battles in front of the net though, I have no idea what they were smoking when they took those out.
     
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    Game is evolving back the other way back to the original intention of the rule...puck carrying. Teams preach clean zone entries now. Less three line chip and chase plays...
     
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    I love it.
     
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    Best rule change since the lockout.
     
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    Love it. Best change they've made in the modern era (except maybe when they reversed the idiotic tag-up offside rule).
     
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    It hasn't done much for me. It created the stretch pass, which I don't get anything out of, it really doesn't create much entertainment for me.
    Speed is not the end all be all for me. For me it's about puck handling and shots and hits, you're taking out some of that and just replacing it with speed.
     
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    I came across a great example of its impact just last week. My kid's beginner squirt team coach wanted to forego teaching them a traditional breakout and instead go right to the stretch pass.

    Personally I would like to see the red line come back. There is too much emphasis on speed above all else.
     
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    I enjoy that there are less potential for stoppages (in theory, though there are likely more icings). It adds to the difficulty of trapping in the neutral zone as well. Both of those are good things in my book. The speed of the game would be really impacted by the implementation of the two line pass. I think we'd see a resurgance in bigger, less talented (finesse), more goon-ish players if it were implemented again.
     
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    Exactly. Less about the team play and skill, and more emphasis on one element of the game.
     
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    I don't necessarily agree. There would definitely be tradeoffs, but there are lots of kids being brought up purely for their wheels with no hands, brains, or creativity.
     
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    The stretch pass is the big thing now. If you want to stop the stretch pass just clog up the neutral zone.
    I'm actually getting fed up with the stretch pass. It can be a high risk play.
     
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    It speeds up the game except when teams use it to dump change and trap
     
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    There's some validity to that, but I just think those speed guys would be replaced by their larger bodied counter part. And we'd see some of the more skilled forwards really struggle (Barzal, Gaudreau, Skinner, etc.).
     
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    It was and still is an excellent rule change. The two line pass was the dumbest rule in all of professional sports. It made trapping incredibly easy and took all of the speed out of the game. So much better now.
     
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    I'm extremely happy "2 line pass" doesn't pop up in the NHL anymore. If you "miss it", you either have never watched games that would get slowed down by it, or you just don't remember how aggravatingly annoying this rule was.
     
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    Have never looked back. Has brought speed back to the game...less of the clutch and grab grinding that was easier to do when players were in a confined area.
     
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    I like the glass rule, except I think intent should matter, but how they get around determining that would be an issue so that’s a good one. This has lead to a faster pace as well.


    Comparing hockey from 03/04 to 05/06 is crazy different. Well to me anyway because I was a sabres fan. Which makes it ironic I like the glass rule. (Helped Carolina win game 7 of ECF)
     
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    I feel unequivocally good about it. Don’t miss the neutral zone trap, not one bit.
     
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    I'm fine with it. But they need to get rid of the trapezoid rule.
     
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    I was more upset when they started to allow forward passing...
     
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    I advocated that change in the late 70's/early 80's & nothing has happened to make me change my mind about it.

    Next thing they should do is totally remove the redline & make it your own blueline for icings. No need for the redline at all.
     

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