Thread: Remove Offsides
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10-14-2003, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jericho
I have no problem with hockey's offside rule. I do have a problem with soccer, where it encourages players to draw people offsides by simply running forward an not playing D.

I would fully endore getting rid of the two-line pass rule, as I see no reason to keep it. It certainly couldn't hurt the offense
I'm with Jericho. I find that kind of defending ridiculous, particularly when botched offside calls cost legitimate goals, and it's an example of how a rule has denatured a game. Make defenders defend. If they're too slow to keep up with skilled forwards, then put some faster and more skilled players on defense.

Personally, I find nothing wrong with forcing a team on the defensive to defend the whole ice surface at once. So yes, given how the game is played now, I would do away with offsides, as the trap has denatured the flowing game that I remember as a kid. Furthermore, I would give 3 points for a win, and 1 point for a tie, as a disincentive to trapping.

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