Phil Posted March 5, 2019 Share Posted March 5, 2019 On the safety side, the GMs want a rule that will penalize players who don't leave the ice immediately after their helmets fall off. George Parros, NHL senior vice president of player safety, said the League is the only one in the world that doesn't currently have a rule governing players losing their helmets in the flow of play. The GMs will also propose a rule that will allow the team starting a power play to choose which side of the ice they want to have the face-off. The location is currently decided by which side of the ice the puck went out of play or was touched. It would only be for the first face-off on the power play. The GMs were also in favor of recommending a rule change to keep the face-off in the end zone when a puck is shot out of play by an attacking player. The face-off is now held outside the end zone if a shot by the attacking team goes out of play without touching anything. The GMs are also considering a recommendation to prevent teams from changing lines if their goalie freezes the puck on shots that come from outside the blue line. The emphasis is on pace of play and keeping the game moving. https://www.nhl.com/news/gms-approve-concepts-for-player-safety-rule-changes-at-meetings/c-305492838 Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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