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  • 2019 - 2020 Rule changes

    These are the rule changes for the next season of hockey.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-announc...on/c-307949196

    The following is the extraction of the changes from the article and I will comment inline

    EXPANSION OF COACH'S CHALLENGE

    NEW CATEGORY: In addition to Coach's Challenge for "Off-side" and "Interference on the Goalkeeper", a third category will allow for the Coach's Challenge of goal calls on the ice that follow plays in the Offensive Zone that should have resulted in a play stoppage, but did not.
    Fixing the issue that happened twice in the playoffs. The hand pass and the puck that hit the netting.

    This change will allow Challenges of plays that may involve pucks that hit the spectator netting, pucks that are high-sticked to a teammate in the offensive zone, pucks that have gone out of play but are subsequently touched in the offensive zone and hand passes that precede without a play stoppage and ultimately conclude in the scoring of a goal. Plays that entail "discretionary stoppages" (e.g. penalty calls) will not be subject to a Coach's Challenge.

    Coach's Challenges for these types of plays (and for "Off-Side" Challenges) will only be available if the puck does not come out of the attacking zone between the time of the "missed" infraction and the time the goal is scored.

    PENALTIES FOR UNSUCCESSFUL CHALLENGES: The number of Coach's Challenges that can be made will no longer be limited based on the availability of a team's time-out. Teams will be permitted to exercise a Coach's Challenge at any time, but with escalating "consequences" for unsuccessful Challenges. The consequences of unsuccessful Coach's Challenges will be made consistent across all three Categories of Coach's Challenges: (1) minor penalty for Delaying the Game on a Club's first unsuccessful Coach's Challenge; and (2) double minor penalty for Delaying the Game for each additional Coach's Challenge that is unsuccessful.
    This is a good change in my opinion.

    The Situation Room in Toronto will continue to be responsible for initiating video review in the final minute of regulation time and overtime as well as continue to have final authority over all Coach's Challenge video review decisions with input and consultation from both the On-Ice Officials and a former Official staffed in the Situation Room.

    REFEREES REVIEW OF MAJOR/MATCH PENALTY CALLS AND DOUBLE MINOR HIGH-STICKING PENALTIES

    MAJOR & MATCH PENALTIES: Referees will be required to conduct an on-ice video review for all Major (non-fighting) and Match Penalties they assess on the ice for the purpose of: (a) "confirming" the penalty; or (b) "reducing" the penalty to a two-minute minor penalty. Referees shall not have the option to rescind a called penalty altogether.
    This will help with calls that were too strict but will not help with Minor calls that should have been Major.

    The Referees will be provided with all available video to review their own calls but will not otherwise consult with the NHL Situation Room with respect to their review.

    DOUBLE MINOR FOR HIGH-STICKING: Referees will have the ability to conduct an on-ice video review to confirm (or not) their original call on the ice, and, in particular, whether the stick causing the apparent injury was actually the stick of the Player being penalized. The Referee's review of all High-Sticking/Double-Minor Penalties will be discretionary and not mandatory and will be conducted without consultation with the NHL Situation Room.

    OTHER APPROVED RULE CHANGES

    HELMETS: Subject to further consultation with the NHL Players' Association on precise language, a Player on the ice whose helmet comes off during play must (a) exit the playing surface, or (b) retrieve and replace his helmet properly on his head (with or without his chin strap fastened). A Player who is making a play on the puck or who is in position to make an immediate play on the puck at the time his helmet comes off, shall be given a reasonable opportunity to complete the play before either exiting the ice or retrieving and replacing his helmet. Failure to comply with the above will result in a minor penalty being assessed on the offending player. A Player who intentionally removes an opponent's helmet during play shall be assessed a minor penalty for roughing.
    I think this is a bit of a dumb rule but I guess it will encourage players to tighten the bucket strap a little more?


    LINE CHANGES FOR DEFENSIVE TEAM: The defensive team will not be permitted a line change when a goalie freezes the puck on any shot from outside the center red line. Similarly, if the actions of a skater of the defensive team cause a stoppage by unintentionally dislodging the net from its moorings, the defensive team will not be permitted to make a line change. In both of these instances, the offensive team will have the choice of which end zone dot the face-off will take place.
    I like this change. It forces players to be honest and speeds up the game. Makes the better team better by stopping sleight of hand tricks etc.

    FACE-OFFS FOLLOWING AN ICING & TO BEGIN A POWER-PLAY: Following an icing as well as at the beginning of any power-play, the offensive team will have the choice of which end zone dot the face-off will take place.
    This is HUGE. The offensive team picking where they want the face-off to happen is probably the biggest change this sport has seen in a long while. This will drive up the value for centre men who strong at the face-off dot. It will also have a huge impact on the game strategy wise. I see teams with speed trying to dump pucks in and forcing the play on the goalie where he needs to freeze the puck and changing for your strongest face-off man taking advantage of a team that cannot line change. This comment is also referring to the last rule as well.

    AWARDED GOAL: If the goal post is deliberately displaced by a goalkeeper during the course of a "breakaway", a goal will be awarded to the non-offending team.

    PUCK OUT OF BOUNDS: When the attacking team is responsible for the puck going out of play in the attacking zone, in all instances, the face-off will be conducted at one of the two face-off dots in the attacking zone.
    I do not understand this. So if you are attacking player you can just dump the puck on the netting to force a face-off?
    Last edited by Kephryn; 06-27-2019, 10:29 AM.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Kephryn View Post
    These are the rule changes for the next season of hockey.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-announc...on/c-307949196

    The following is the extraction of the changes from the article and I will comment inline

    EXPANSION OF COACH'S CHALLENGE

    NEW CATEGORY: In addition to Coach's Challenge for "Off-side" and "Interference on the Goalkeeper", a third category will allow for the Coach's Challenge of goal calls on the ice that follow plays in the Offensive Zone that should have resulted in a play stoppage, but did not.
    Fixing the issue that happened twice in the playoffs. The hand pass and the puck that hit the netting.

    This change will allow Challenges of plays that may involve pucks that hit the spectator netting, pucks that are high-sticked to a teammate in the offensive zone, pucks that have gone out of play but are subsequently touched in the offensive zone and hand passes that precede without a play stoppage and ultimately conclude in the scoring of a goal. Plays that entail "discretionary stoppages" (e.g. penalty calls) will not be subject to a Coach's Challenge.

    Coach's Challenges for these types of plays (and for "Off-Side" Challenges) will only be available if the puck does not come out of the attacking zone between the time of the "missed" infraction and the time the goal is scored.

    PENALTIES FOR UNSUCCESSFUL CHALLENGES: The number of Coach's Challenges that can be made will no longer be limited based on the availability of a team's time-out. Teams will be permitted to exercise a Coach's Challenge at any time, but with escalating "consequences" for unsuccessful Challenges. The consequences of unsuccessful Coach's Challenges will be made consistent across all three Categories of Coach's Challenges: (1) minor penalty for Delaying the Game on a Club's first unsuccessful Coach's Challenge; and (2) double minor penalty for Delaying the Game for each additional Coach's Challenge that is unsuccessful.
    This is a good change in my opinion.

    The Situation Room in Toronto will continue to be responsible for initiating video review in the final minute of regulation time and overtime as well as continue to have final authority over all Coach's Challenge video review decisions with input and consultation from both the On-Ice Officials and a former Official staffed in the Situation Room.

    REFEREES REVIEW OF MAJOR/MATCH PENALTY CALLS AND DOUBLE MINOR HIGH-STICKING PENALTIES

    MAJOR & MATCH PENALTIES: Referees will be required to conduct an on-ice video review for all Major (non-fighting) and Match Penalties they assess on the ice for the purpose of: (a) "confirming" the penalty; or (b) "reducing" the penalty to a two-minute minor penalty. Referees shall not have the option to rescind a called penalty altogether.
    This will help with calls that were too strict but will not help with Minor calls that should have been Major.

    The Referees will be provided with all available video to review their own calls but will not otherwise consult with the NHL Situation Room with respect to their review.

    DOUBLE MINOR FOR HIGH-STICKING: Referees will have the ability to conduct an on-ice video review to confirm (or not) their original call on the ice, and, in particular, whether the stick causing the apparent injury was actually the stick of the Player being penalized. The Referee's review of all High-Sticking/Double-Minor Penalties will be discretionary and not mandatory and will be conducted without consultation with the NHL Situation Room.

    OTHER APPROVED RULE CHANGES

    HELMETS: Subject to further consultation with the NHL Players' Association on precise language, a Player on the ice whose helmet comes off during play must (a) exit the playing surface, or (b) retrieve and replace his helmet properly on his head (with or without his chin strap fastened). A Player who is making a play on the puck or who is in position to make an immediate play on the puck at the time his helmet comes off, shall be given a reasonable opportunity to complete the play before either exiting the ice or retrieving and replacing his helmet. Failure to comply with the above will result in a minor penalty being assessed on the offending player. A Player who intentionally removes an opponent's helmet during play shall be assessed a minor penalty for roughing.
    I think this is a bit of a dumb rule but I guess it will encourage players to tighten the bucket strap a little more?


    LINE CHANGES FOR DEFENSIVE TEAM: The defensive team will not be permitted a line change when a goalie freezes the puck on any shot from outside the center red line. Similarly, if the actions of a skater of the defensive team cause a stoppage by unintentionally dislodging the net from its moorings, the defensive team will not be permitted to make a line change. In both of these instances, the offensive team will have the choice of which end zone dot the face-off will take place.
    I like this change. It forces players to be honest and speeds up the game. Makes the better team better by stopping sleight of hand tricks etc.

    FACE-OFFS FOLLOWING AN ICING & TO BEGIN A POWER-PLAY: Following an icing as well as at the beginning of any power-play, the offensive team will have the choice of which end zone dot the face-off will take place.
    This is HUGE. The offensive team picking where they want the face-off to happen is probably the biggest change this sport has seen in a long while. This will drive up the value for centre men who strong at the face-off dot. It will also have a huge impact on the game strategy wise. I see teams with speed trying to dump pucks in and forcing the play on the goalie where he needs to freeze the puck and changing for your strongest face-off man taking advantage of a team that cannot line change. This comment is also referring to the last rule as well.

    AWARDED GOAL: If the goal post is deliberately displaced by a goalkeeper during the course of a "breakaway", a goal will be awarded to the non-offending team.

    PUCK OUT OF BOUNDS: When the attacking team is responsible for the puck going out of play in the attacking zone, in all instances, the face-off will be conducted at one of the two face-off dots in the attacking zone.
    I do not understand this. So if you are attacking player you can just dump the puck on the netting to force a face-off?
    Yeah, I thought the same thing about the last one when I had read the changes. This one will be changed as soon as someone takes advantage of it. You can basically skate in alone, knowing you have no chance to make a play, then just throw it out of play and bam, offensive zone faceoff.

    The awarded goal on intentionally dislodged nets could get messy. How will they prove/disprove intent?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Josh View Post
      The awarded goal on intentionally dislodged nets could get messy. How will they prove/disprove intent?
      I don't think there is any room for intent. If you are a goalie and push off the post and knock the net off there is a goal.

      You didn't discuss how the face-off and dump-in rule changes the game. I feel there will be a huge impact. I feel this rule change will have such a big impact that it will further push the game to a faster style of play, minimizing the role of heavy tall defensive players.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kephryn View Post

        I don't think there is any room for intent. If you are a goalie and push off the post and knock the net off there is a goal.

        You didn't discuss how the face-off and dump-in rule changes the game. I feel there will be a huge impact. I feel this rule change will have such a big impact that it will further push the game to a faster style of play, minimizing the role of heavy tall defensive players.
        Ahh, my bad, I somehow interpreted that to mean that any player on the defensive team who knocked the net off would result in a goal against. Which makes no sense, and is clearly not even close to what's written. I must have still had the text of the defensive-team-line-changes-on-goalie-freezes rule change in my head.

        As for the faceoff dot rule, I guess I never realized how much of a difference which side the draw is on could make. You've been actively playing for decades, so I'll take your word for it.

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