No touch Icing
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08-11-2011, 08:02 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: North Tonawanda, NY
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They should only blow the whistle if the opposing player doesn't have a chance of touching it first. If they both have a chance, don't blow the whistle. Hybrid style.
I don't see how that improves anything aside from saving 3 seconds (on the clock only) for an icing.
The guys are still racing full speed in order to touch the puck first, which is where injuries happen.
As far as I'm concerned go full non-touch. When the puck crosses the icing line the linesman makes a quick judgement call to see who would have got there first. If it's the attacking player icing is immediately waved off, if it's the defending player or it is a tie, then it's blown as icing.
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