as soon as you allow a refs bias to decide on the call, ur asking for a call that flips n flops.
rules need to be black n white or you end up with a situation that can be all over the map on any given nite depending on who making the calls.
Claude Julien said this, interesting from a coach's perspective:
“For coaches, I think [the hybrid icing] is a bit of a mixed feeling. We’re very supportive of it when it comes to the safety of the players,” said Claude Julien. “I think what it does sometimes is take away some of the plays [you can make]. You’ve seen us use at time before, right from inside our blue line we’d rim the puck in and had our fore check just to get the puck in deep.”
Holmstrom looks pretty solid by the way. Sad that he's got another rookie likely jumping him this year. A couple years back he didn't make the team because of Couturier, then he got hurt, and now he's got Hall and likely Laughton ahead of him.