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  1. What is your opinion on the two-line pass rule? I've read a mini-article on it, and towards the end there are some sound arguments why it should be brought back.



    1. Rubik



      The jury is still out on whether it worked. There are three arguments against the rule change. First, scoring has not increased. After a short bump following the rule changes, the goals per game average fell back down to where it had been before the two line pass rule was eliminated. So far this year, an average of 2.76 goals are scored per game, which is right in line with the averages in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The second argument against the removal of the two line pass is that it goes against the other key motivator for rule changes. Getting rid of the two line pass rule has made the game more dangerous for its players by allowing for faster play that takes place over a larger area of the rink. As we know well from football, a faster moving, more free flowing game is exactly what causes brain injuries and concussions to be such a problem. Some have called for the NHL to bring back the rule to slow the game down and make it safer. Last, it’s also possible that getting rid of the two line pass has made the game less interesting to watch. Oh, sure, it seems crazy given that those neutral zone trapping teams were famously boring, but the alternative is not great either. Passing through the neutral zone is still a dicey proposition fraught with the dangers of having an opponent steal the puck, so teams have adopted a tactic where they send a player up to their opponent’s blue line, rifle a hard pass up to him, and have him simply deflect the puck into the opponent’s zone and then chase it. It’s safe and legal but it doesn’t have the artistry that was required when the two line pass rule was in effect.


    2. Chickenspear


      Two line pass rule sucked, I was so happy when they took it out when I was a few years into playing minor hockey. More whistles slows the game down.


    look who's no.1 :)

    1. c00kies


      Commenting so I might be able to see this later when I'm not at work

  3. at the end of that very game he had an amazing 1,5-2 minute long shift with the Sedins that resulted in a beautiful goal.
  4. NHL, what the &^@#?!



  5. I think up until 1970 home jerseys were dark. The exact same year the Canucks joined (70-71) they switched over to white home jerseys and that was in use through the 02-03 season obviously. i could be mistaken though. Edit: quickly checked on wiki: "Each team is currently required to have two sweater designs: One with a white base (or historically, a yellow color), and one with a darker-colored base. Between the 1970-71 and 2002-03 seasons, NHL teams wore white (or yellow) uniforms at home and dark uniforms on the road (which is the current convention in some low-level ice hockey leagues). Since the 2003–04 season, NHL teams typically wear the dark color at home and the white for road games; there are occasional single-game exceptions.[1][2][3] The only element allowed by NHL rules to be interchangeable between the two sets of equipment is the pants." and here's a really cool page where you can check even the smallest changes from year to year (different fonts, numbers, socks, etc...) NHLuniforms
  6. i always felt the same about winning the cup on the road, so i don't think it would be that big of a deal.
  7. after this announcement you can be sure that green will be their primary color
  8. I really like it tbh, but i'm perfectly fine with the current one. Can't wait for the 50th anniversary patch to be gone though.
  9. Ok, is this guy (and reaction videos in general) as cringy as i think he is or is it just me who's the bitter cynical idiot who can't enjoy things in life anymore?
  10. haha, &^@# Doughty :lol: