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12-15-2012, 05:02 PM
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This happened in the PCHA in 1913-14

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In the PCHA the blue lines are added to the ice and forward passing is allowed between the blue lines.
http://www.makojo.com/earlyhockey.html

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This season marked the introduction of the blue lines used in today's official ice hockey rinks. The league sub-divided the rink into three zones of 67 feet (20 m), allowing forward passing in the centre zone. This change was at the instigation of the Patrick brothers.[
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1913%E2...14_PCHA_season

The NHL wouldn't adopt this rule until 1918-19:
http://www.rauzulusstreet.com/hockey.../nhlrules.html

(Forward passing in the offensive zone was allowed in 1929-30 as most of us know).

This is the most famous of the PCHA rules created to increase the speed of the game, but it isn't the only one.

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