Re: NHL rules experiments
posted at 8/21/2010 1:01 AM EDT
In Response to Re: NHL rules experiments
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: NHL rules experiments : Leave the delay of game penalty in, you can dice the other 2. Forget about the new ones, they are just getting too stupid to comment on. Leave the icing the way it is, the players need to be coached on how to handle it better is all. There have not been that many injuries over the past 100 years in the NHL that I have seen or heard of,
maybe NAS can enlighten us I am pretty sure he seen the first game. Just give the cheap shot artists a larger penalty for their actions. I would like to see penalties that are dangerous and brutal that cause major injuries, result in time served to be equal to the injured players time off to maximum of 1 season + playoffs. I am not talking about clean hits like Richards, more like the hit on Sav, premeditated dirt shots.
Posted by No4BobbyOrr-GOAT[/QUOTE]Say what????
Kurtis Foster - broken leg, specifically broken femur, 6 hours of surgery.
Pat Peake ('96) heel shattered in 12 places, career ending injury.
Al Macinnis dislocated hip
Mark Tinordi - broken femur
Marty Reasoner - knee and foot
Mike Wilson dislocated shoulder and broken arm
and another guy you might have heard of
Marco Sturmhen he was with the Sharks, dislocated his ankle and broke his leg.
Not the NHL, but an NHL draft pick (Rangers) Ludek Cajka DIED. DEAD
- that's a really freakin severe injury, career ending in every single case I know of.
And come on, 99.9% of the time it's a boring touch up by the defenseman.
Or if the forward does beat him out, it usually doesn't amount to anything because nobody else has caught up with the play usually.
Of my recollection, I can only remember a handful of times someone beat out an icing that amounted to something. Off the top of my head, I would say it's about as rare as a penalty shot.
And think about this. Minute left, team pulls their goalie. The other guys ice it, with the touch up I've counted as much as 11 seconds for the touch up. I can gaurantee you that automatic icing WILL amount to something when those seconds don't come off the clock when the goalie is pulled. Talk about your issues with ties and OT, I can 100% gaurantee that games will get decided in those seconds saved with an automatic icing with the goalie pulled.