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NHL: Two Minutes, Too Much?

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

One of the penalties I, along with many others, hate is rule 63 (delaying the game). More specifically, the part that talks about a player receiving a penalty for shooting the puck over the glass.

“When any player or goalkeeper, while in his defending zone, shoots *the puck directly (non-deflected) out of the playing surface, except where there is no glass, a penalty shall be assessed for delaying the game.” On one hand, I can see where the league is coming from. They don’t want players deliberately shooting the puck over the glass to prevent scoring opportunities, and allow their team a chance to recuperate. But nothing is more deflating then seeing a guy who’s just trying to flip the puck down the ice,...

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