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05-17-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by GreatKeith View Post
Just ditch the damn rule. It's a stupid rule and everyone knows it.

Just make it like icing so you can't change your players.
It's not a stupid rule, it was one of the best rule changes to come out of the 2005 lockout. The final two minutes of hockey games taking 30 - 40 minutes with a never ending stream of faceoffs due to the lack of penalties for throwing the puck out of play back in the dead puck era was not only tedious, but also greatly contributed to the ability of teams to sit on one goal leads with few consequences. Any coach would rather take a faceoff with tired players than face continued pressure or a penalty, they'd be popping the puck over the glass intentionally again without restraint if it was just an icing call.

The referee blew the call on a play, it happens.

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