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02-19-2013, 04:30 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lakewood CA
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I'm not sure which is which but I would prefer to see the one where they race to the face off circle and then the whistle is either blown or not depending upon who wins the race.
Watching guys make kamikaze runs into the board adds nothing to the game other than an occasional serious injury. Games are not won or lost because one team is better at "not getting called for icing" than another. It isn't a skill being eliminated from the game.
That would be a hybrid icing that I would like to see. There's so many injuries along the boards as is. Something needs to be done. Give the linesman more responsibility for calling icing. More players would appreciate it I assume.
I know in my men's silver league at Anaheim Ice it's scary going full force for a icing puck. Even though ITS non contact. It's still scary cause its so competitive. Can't imagine at the NHL level
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