Washington Capitals @ Edmonton Oilers. 9:30PM EST. Rexall Place. 10.27.2011
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10-28-2011, 07:46 PM
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oh, i believe the fault there is in the rule and not the referee.
the rule is there to keep a player from shooting the puck over the glass.
that implies that he had enough control to shoot/pass the puck. contact with a puck in the air is a different condition.
anyway...what we had there was one penalty for holding a stick with your legs, batting a puck in the air out of play. grabbing a puck in the air to clear rather than batting it with the open hand. those are three penalties that are no less than once a year things.
If batting the puck out of the air wasn't so easily done by these pros I might agree, but most of them can smack a puck out of the air at will.
The rule clearly defines itself. There's no requirement to be SHOOTING.
63.1 Delaying the Game – A player or a team may be penalized when, in the opinion of the Referee, is delaying the game in any manner.
63.2 Minor Penalty
A minor penalty for delay of game shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who deliberately shoots or bats (using his hand or his stick) the puck outside the playing area during the play or after a stoppage of play.
When any player, while in his defending zone, shoots or bats (using his hand or his stick) the puck directly (non-deflected) out of the playing surface, except where there is no glass, a penalty shall be assessed for delaying the game. When the puck is shot into the players’ bench, the penalty will not apply. When the puck is shot over the glass ‘behind’ the players’ bench, the penalty will be assessed.
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