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01-20-2006, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wabwat
with that being said, it is an antiquated rule originally designed to protect goaltenders. it is no longer relevant and needs to be done away with. especially in an era that sees a league desperately looking to market a more offense oriented "new" NHL. let the players have sticks that they believe will give them an extra edge when it comes to scoring goals.
Exactly. The rule has no business being there, it is completely pointless now that the initial justification for the rule no longer exists. It is an anachronism. Get rid of it.

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