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In Topic: I'm Interviewing Zach Parise...I Need Qs

16 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

I remember when he was a free agent an interviewer asked him how hiring an agent has helped him and he said that he has brought up factors that he otherwise wouldn't have even thought of.  Since then I am wondering what those factors are so if you can ask him to elaborate on that, that would be awesome.

In Topic: NHL announces rules changes for 2014-15 season

14 September 2014 - 11:41 AM

I'd like to see them implement a system in which a team that causes a face-off is not allowed to change lines. For example, if the goalie covers the puck, defensive team can't change. If they shoot it into their own bench, can't change. Etc

I think if they did that, shifts would probably be too long and it would really slow down the game with a lot more dump-ins to enable changing on the fly.

In Topic: NHL announces rules changes for 2014-15 season

12 September 2014 - 11:37 AM

Now whats the camera guy gonna do just before the shootout! It was always the most dramatic television to have it zoomed in and watch Pete write the 3 shooters on the 3 layered price of paper!

Seriously don't have an issue with any of these but am a bit confused on the zone start one- so now if an attacking team deflects the puck out of play it's still an offensive zone faceoff? I know they want to promote offense but that just seems wrong to me...

Yeah it looks like it now only leaves the zone if it is shot directly out.  I don't like it either but it's not that big a deal.

In Topic: NHL announces rules changes for 2014-15 season

12 September 2014 - 12:05 AM

Not a fan of fining players for diving, just give a 5 min major if it's that big of a problem.

The trapezoid was a stupid invention and doesn't need to be made bigger.

Obviously blatant puck over the glass - yes, penalty. Incidental, no, just get a new puck and have a face off from the circle if need be.



I am a huge fan of the no spin-o-rama, no more of these stupid tricks taking a penalty shot, just take the damn shot already, though I'm an avid hater of the shootout altogether anyway...


They've come up with pretty stupid rules lately...

A five minute major for diving is too strict of a punishment to be made without having a chance to review it.  They have a hard enough time confidently giving out minors for this, there's no way they'd give out majors.  The referees will never risk making that call, so diving would often go unpunished.  I think they are on the right track here, but the fines might be too low to have any real impact.

The trapezoid is stupid, but making it bigger lowers its impact.  I'd rather they just get rid of it completely, but making it bigger is at least a small improvement.

In Topic: NHL announces rules changes for 2014-15 season

12 September 2014 - 12:01 AM

Trapezoid is on its way out.


The entire ice surface undergoing a dry scrape before OT is a momentum kill. They're not going to bring the Zamboni's out AGAIN before the shoot out are they? Still, the better ice will help with OT quality of play. It's just OT/Shootout can take some time with all the ice manicuring they do.

I think this is a good move.  Without having to wait for the water to freeze, this can be done in about five minutes.  They already break for a minute or so between the third and overtime anyway.  Freshly-cut ice means faster action and fewer botched passes and mishandled pucks, which should hopefully mean fewer games decided by the abhorrent carnival game of chance.


The tripping a player even if the defending player made initial contact with the puck is bs.


So I chase down a breakaway, dive, hit the puck off the attackers stick, but if I follow through, even if I got the puck first, and trip the attacker I'm called on a penalty for tripping. WTF?!!?!

This is how the rule has been in many leagues for a long time.  Why should a defender who was caught out of position and left himself with no option but to dive be given the benefit of the doubt?

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