Thread: Post-Game Talk: Canadiens @ Rangers: "These refs suck"
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10-29-2013, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennsoe View Post

Still looks like a kick to me..
Sure looks like a kick. Apparently, the league defines a kicking motion as a player literally kicking the puck as if it were a soccer ball.

Shouldn't a player redirecting the puck intentionally with his leg extending towards the puck be considered a kick? Galchenyuk clearly thrust his leg forward, extended at the knee, he foot went from the position it was in during the stop into a forward motion towards the puck, directing the puck into the net. That should be a no goal. The rule should apply to plays like these, not only plays where a player soccer kicks a puck into the net. If that is what the define as a kick, it leaves way too much of a gray area for controversial plays like this to happen. The bottom line should be an intentional motion made with the leg to direct the puck into the net should be no goal.

On a related note, I have no idea how JT Miller's no goal versus Philly was waived off if this one stands.

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