Popular Post -Vintage Canuck- Posted September 7, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted September 7, 2022 There appears to be only one change to the NHL Rulebook for 2022-23, but it’s one that addresses some significant controversies from the past few seasons: The NHL Rule Book has been updated for the 2022-23 season. There’s just one change, but it is a noteworthy one: Referees will now be able to nullify a major penalty after video review. Rule 20.6 previously only allowed the officials to confirm the original major penalty call or downgrade it to a minor. They now have a third option to wipe it out completely. Here’s the updated rule, change in bold: The Referee shall have the following options after video review of his own call: (i) confirming his original Major Penalty call; (ii) reducing his original Major Penalty call to a lesser penalty; or (iii) rescinding the original Major Penalty altogether. The old rule also required the officials downgrade the penalty to a lesser penalty of the same infraction. That is no longer the case. A major boarding penalty could, after review, be downgraded to a minor for cross-checking. This change does not apply to match penalty reviews. Interesting to see the league give its officials a few more options when it comes to video reviews. Since the change only applies to major penalties — and only situations already eligible for review — there shouldn’t be a big difference in execution. The additional option, though, gives the on-ice officials a better chance to get it right via review. https://scoutingtherefs.com/2022/09/35030/nhl-revamps-review-rule-to-permit-disallowed-penalties/ 2 1 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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