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santiclaws
December 23rd, 2020, 10:03 AM
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nhl-offside-rule-covid-protocols-key-dates-2020-21-season-1.5852593

Under the old version of the rule, if a player's skate was raised off the ice but still within the boundaries of the opposition's blue-line, he would be offside. Now, however, as long as a player's skate has yet to break the "plane" prior to the puck crossing the leading edge of the blue-line, he is deemed to be onside for the purpose of the offside rule. Whether the skate is on the ice or not is no longer relevant.

xcheck
December 23rd, 2020, 12:06 PM
Wow. Can't for instant replay to really create some great controversies.

mudfisher
December 23rd, 2020, 07:22 PM
https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s261x260/132859334_10208204290422627_1760261028554523548_n. jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=2&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=9GxY5OgMii0AX8RqhIa&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&tp=7&oh=f4c6f5068bf097c2a005468c8c194c40&oe=600874D8