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05-17-2013, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
The original ruling was in response to Obvious intent delay of game.

Ask yourself how this call was made in response to obvious and clear intent. The player was being intefered with, his stick was being interfered with, and the puck barely cleared he boards.

How could the ref ascertain from this that the player intended to delay the game. How could you?

It wasn't intended, it was inadvertent due to the player being interfered with that arguably impacted the bang off the glass which was more likely intended.
You're thinking of the other rule that has been in place pre-dating the 2005 rule, which was never called unless it was blatant

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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
Requiring the addition of the new rule in 2005, and the defending player shooting the puck over the glass rule doesn't cover intent

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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.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26355


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