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04-20-2010, 01:58 PM
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I always thought the same thing, until someone pointed out that the kicking rule is there because they don't want a bunch of guys in a goalmouth scrum kicking each other with skates on. I can definitely imagine a goalies getting their hands stopped on while trying to smother the puck. It's more of a safety thing than a competition thing.
That's why the rule should be changed to "skate on or off the ice." If you keep the skate blade on the ice, who cares if you make what looks like a kicking motion?
Possible Homer Alert:
I really think Travis Zajac should have been a Selke finalist. The Selke is largely a reputation award, and he hasn't built up the rep over the years that Kesler or Datsyuk has, nor from last year's playoffs like Staal.
But the Devils just won the Jennings with a terrible group of defensemen. Brodeur was a huge part, but it wasn't all him.
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