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06-17-2014, 02:37 PM
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the rule says that the defending player is not behind in the race to the end-zone faceoff dots in his defensive zone.
The problem is the speed of the players. A guy could be going full speed and the other guy going half that guy's speed, but the guy who reaches the dot first gets the call. Sometimes they can get there at the same time and the ref still calls in favor of the defender.
The offensive player should get the benefit of the tie, not the defender. We want less stoppages.
Of course one issue is also the location of the puck. If the puck is swinging around the boards away from the players the inside player should get the benefit since he would have gotten to the puck first.
100% on ties not going to defender and location of the puck.
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