Experimental rule changes

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    Re: Experimental rule changes

    How about allowing a kick-in goal?  You can kick the puck to pass it or get it out of the zone.  Kicking takes skill.  What's the intent of the no- kick-in- goal rule?


     
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    In Response to Re: Experimental rule changes:
    How about allowing a kick-in goal?  You can kick the puck to pass it or get it out of the zone.  Kicking takes skill.  What's the intent of the no- kick-in- goal rule?
    Posted by CarolinaClamMan

    Agreed, thought that was a dumb part of the game as well!

     
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    In Response to Re: Experimental rule changes:
    How about allowing a kick-in goal?  You can kick the puck to pass it or get it out of the zone.  Kicking takes skill.  What's the intent of the no- kick-in- goal rule?
    Posted by CarolinaClamMan


    This is just an assumption of mine but I think it's the safety factor. I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to be standing close to a player who is winding up with a sharp, skate blade swinging at a puck with it. Part of me might end up like Borje Salming's face.

     
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    That's my take also, Chowda.  It's just about safety. 
     
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    Yes, I remember reading somewhere that kicking the puck in was for safety.  Imagine getting kicked with something that is virtually a steel toe boot with a very sharp bottom.

    I don't like the trapezoid, I think it's fun to see the goalie get caught out wandering.

    Guys getting kicked out on faceoffs.  It seems the first set of guys in the faceoff circle get thrown out for the slightest infraction.  I don't believe I've ever seen anyone from the second get thrown out, ever.  And I've seen guys line up with their foot over one of the lines.  I think faceoffs are about the most arbitrarily reffed things in the game.

    Something better than a shootout could be done to resolve ties.  How about playing with no goalies?
     
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    Re: Experimental rule changes

    The NHL research and development camp starts today.

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    Here is the schedule for the next two days.

    Wednesday, Aug. 17
    (all times ET, subject to change)

    10:00 a.m - Noon
    • No-touch icing
    • No line change for team committing an offside
    • Faceoff variations (penalty line for center committing an infraction; all faceoffs in circles; same linesman drops puck for all faceoffs)
    • No icing permitted while shorthanded
    • Verification line (additional line behind the goal line)
    • Overtime variation (four minutes of 4-on-4 followed by three minutes of 3-on-3)
    • Shootout variation (5-man shootout precedes sudden-death format)
    • Shallow-back nets

    2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
    • After offside, faceoff goes back to offending team's end
    • Faceoff variations (both centers must come set on whistle; all faceoffs in circles; same linesman drops puck for all face-offs)
    • Delayed penalty variation (offending team must exit zone in possession of puck to stop play)
    • Changes only permitted on-the-fly (except after goals and upon manpower changes)
    • Strict enforcement of goaltenders covering puck outside crease (Rule 63.2)
    • Remove trapezoid
    • Verification line
    • Allow hand passes in all zones
    • Overtime variation (switch ends)
    • Shootout variation (5-man shootout with repeat players if tied after 5 shooters)
    • Thin-netting nets

    Thursday, Aug. 18

    9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • 'Hybrid' icing
    • Offside variation (offending team can't change and faceoff in its end zone)
    • Faceoff variations (player encroaching can't replace thrown-out center, all faceoffs in circles; same linesman drops puck for all faceoffs)
    • All penalties to be served in their entirety
    • Strict enforcement of goaltenders covering puck outside crease (rule 63.2)
    • Bear-hug rule
    • Verification line
    • Overtime variation (switch ends for four minutes of 4-on-4, followed by three minutes of 3-on-3)
    • Shootout variation (3-man shoot out with repeat shooters if tied after 3 shooters)
    • Shallow-back nets

    1:30pm to 3:30pm
    • All-Star Skills competition (fastest skater, breakaway challenge, accuracy shooting, skills relay challenge, hardest shot, elimination shootout)

    Other technology/modifications to be tested during various sessions:

    • On-ice officials communication -- ref-to-ref wireless
    • Overhead camera -- to assist Hockey Operations reviews of various initiatives (verification line/goal netting/in-net camera)
    • In-net camera -- mounted camera at one end with one net with camera view focused on the goal line to help verify goals
    • Robotic camera -- to test camera angles for coverage closer to ice
    • Video replay application review
    • Curved glass -- protection options at players bench areas

     
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