Shootout Rule no consistency

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    Re: Shootout Rule no consistency

    I don't know who you are quoteing, but thats not specific language to the rule..You and looking at it to literally.

    Think of the forward progress as being that similar to the rule in football, players can move laterally in a manner that would not actually be advancing the puck towards the goal line..

    The rule is designed more to keep players moving, and voids a player from taking a second attempt if he were to lose the puck off his stick etc..
     
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    Re: Shootout Rule no consistency



    I believe the spirit of the rule is to keep them from circling the net and/or in some way making several attempts to get the goalie clearly out of position before they shoot - which would be boring and unfair to the goalie and the penalty shot literally could go on for days as the shooter could turn it into a marathon of who can stay awake the longest.
     
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    Re: Shootout Rule no consistency

    Yeah,
    the puck could lose forward momentum in something as simple as a toe drag,
    the idea is that you cant skate in, have no opening just not shoot and circle back out etc..

    it is at the discreation of the ref though as to what would constitute the loss of forward momentum, that spin-o for instance looks to be the intent, if he had stopped hard, and then whirled back as more of a reaction, the ref could blow the puck dead.
     

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