Thank you. I have been saying this for years that USA does not love soccer cause it is not our sport and we suck at it. My co workers give me crap all the time for that and say no it is because there is no action, etc. But these people love the NFL where you see twelve to fifteen minutes of action in a game. Most of these people hate hockey cause they say no action and it is a Canadian sport.
Jesus, Alain Vigneault's entire salary will be going to the NHL.The Board also approved the general managers' proposal to change the wording of the embellishment rule to allow for an escalating scale of fines to the players and a fine to coaches of repeat offenders. The details are being worked out with the NHLPA.
We lost a shootout to Marty St. Louis 2 seasons ago in which he did a dramatic spin-o-rama. And since the rule is that the puck must go forward and not backwards it did not make sense that they allowed it or even others doing it in the league. Cause when you do a spin-o-rama the puck is moving backwards. So eliminating this move altogether I believe is good.
I also agree with the other poster above about eliminating the trapezoid altogether - I think it's a silly rule - let the goalie play the puck if he wants.
This is the same league that "forgot" to give James Neal his 1 game automatic suspension after his third diving penalty last season. I dont expect a whole lot of fines at least not this year.
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The rule says:
NHL RULE 24.2
The spin-o-rama type move where the player completes a 360° turn as he approaches the goal, shall be permitted as this involves continuous motion.
*Edit* Beaten to my post by seconds!