The KHL made an interesting rule change: a player cannot keep the puck behind his net for more than three seconds, otherwise the play is dead, for a face off in the defensive zone. The player at fault will be issued a warning. Subsequent violations will lead to a fine.
– Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) July 12, 2023
Basically, it’s not really rocket science. From now on, a player won’t be allowed to keep the puck behind his own net for more than three seconds, otherwise the referees will blow the whistle to give the other team an offensive face-off.
The offending player will receive a warning… And if he continues to make the mistake, he will be eligible to receive a fine from the league.
The aim, of course, is to speed up the game so that defenders don’t spend too much time in their own territory to restart the attack.
It puts a new element in the game and it means there’s less downtime on the ice. It’s good for the show.
I wonder how much the guys will have to adjust. After all, it’s not as if that’s all they do on the ice… But I imagine that at the start of the season, some players will forget the rule in question.
I also wonder to what extent this has the potential to change coaches’ strategies. We know that players like to go to the bench when the puck is in their territory, and when a player settles behind his net, it’s usually to give his teammates time to make a change.
In the end, it’s still special, and I can’t wait to see if it makes a difference on the ice. What do you think of this new rule?
– The Rocket has unveiled its schedule for next year.
Here’s the Rocket calendar. It leaves me a little disappointed with the lack of variety. The Bruins and Checkers are still not on the schedule despite being in the East. No new clubs coming to town. Too bad. https://t.co/VkQKU15dt3
– Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) July 12, 2023
– Johnathan Kovacevic, the traveler!
A Habs player goes on a road trip in the American West for 25 days: https://t.co/eXMPYycpIW
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) July 12, 2023
– Close your eyes and tell me that’s not Arber talking.
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) July 12, 2023
– Really cool!
The Roger Neilson statue made it into the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Tour Vancouver Velocity track.
– Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) July 12, 2023
– All bets are off at Wimbledon.
Alcaraz and Medvedev advance to the last fourhttps://t.co/HHhnAzjujR
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) July 12, 2023