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08-24-2010, 06:41 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
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True. Hadn't thought of that aspect. So maybe any puck that goes out of the rink should be penalized.
Any puck? Like a goaltender deflecting the puck out of play in the course of making a routine save? How about when an offensive player rings one off the goal post and over the glass?
I don't like any puck. But I do recognize the defensive strategy of putting the puck out of play. Heck, I've coached it several times in rinks with low glass (with no spectators behind it) when we're stuck with a long change in the second period, especially on the PK. I'll take the defensive zone faceoff and the stopped clock over having my guys pinned in the zone dead tired any day...
Not allowing players to change would eliminate some of the incentive, but would actually lead to more guys simply throwing the puck out of play to relieve pressure in the defensive zone regardless of match-ups or energy level. That slows down the game and presents a fan safety issue. Make the players make a play...
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