Re: Some rules in hockey don't make sense if you think about them, for example...
posted at 7/16/2014 11:04 AM EDT
In response to OatesCam's comment:
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the rules make sense, you just don't understand them.
In response to BadHabitude's comment:
You can't handle the puck with your hand and push it to a team mate in the offensive zone. They will blow the whistle for a hand pass for that, but handling the puck and passing it to yourself is fine.
This rule is to prevent the game into evolving into throwing the puck from player to player. It's OK to give it yourself, because that's not a "pass" and thus, not a "hand pass". It is preferred that you use your hand and not your stick in this situation to prevent stick-swinging.
Why is the classic stick lift move not interference?
Stick on stick is how you defend and is perfectly legal. Interference is only intended when you obstruct a persons movement. You are allowed to follow them and you are allowed to defend all players regardless of whether they have the puck. Body Contact is only allowed with the puck carrier, with the original intent of separating them from the puck.
If you jockey for position in front of the net, that's fine, do the same thing at center ice, it's a penalty.
You can jockey for position anywhere as long as you aren't obstructing a players movement. Players just don't jockey for space in some random spot near a sponsers logo out passed the blue line. If they did, I think we'd all laugh. Even in front of the net, if a player is jockeying and attempts to move elsewhere (such as behind the net) and the opponent steps in front of them and obstructs them, it's a penalty.
Ever notice that they kick guys out of the face off circle pretty often, but don't recall ever seeing the 2nd face off guy getting thrown out.
Players tend to get kicked out for lack of focus. The second player tends to be much more focused and careful about the draw, because if he gets kicked out you could be looking at a really poor player on faceoffs coming in. Further, if players keep getting kicked out, the team can get a delay of game penalty so the players are extra mindful of that.
Couldn't disagree on the faceoff bit more. Face offs are probably where a players focus is at it's highest. The problem: they're focused on cheating