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NHLPA Approves Hybrid Icing Rule for 2013-14 Season
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NHLPA Approves Hybrid Icing Rule for 2013-14 Season

Oct 1 2013, 12:16am CDT | by

The NHL PLayers Association (NHLPA) approved a proposal to implement the hybrid icing rule beginning in the 2013-14 season.

The NHL Players Association (NHLPA) approved the implementation of the hybrid icing rule beginning in the 2013-14 season. This was confirmed by no less than NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly when he...

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NHLPA Approves Hybrid Icing Rule for 2013-14 Season

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The NHL PLayers Association (NHLPA) approved a proposal to implement the hybrid icing rule beginning in the 2013-14 season.

The NHL Players Association (NHLPA) approved the implementation of the hybrid icing rule beginning in the 2013-14 season.

This was confirmed by no less than NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly when he guested on NHL Live on Monday, per the league's official website. The ruling was applied on an experimental basis during the current preseason games. 

The voting process was two-fold. First, the NHL's Board of Governors had to approve it before having the NHLPA put it to a final vote for implementation.

According to NHL.com,"In hybrid icing, the linesman has the authority to whistle the play dead on a potential icing if a player from the defending team reaches the dot inside the faceoff circle in the far zone before a member of the clearing time reaches the dot." 

On the other hand, if an offensive player beats the defense to the dot, play will go on and icing will not be called. In the event that the play is too close to call, icing will be called by the linesman. 

The Associated Press stresses that this new rule aims to prevent serious injuries. As an example, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen "broke his left heel bone in eight places on an icing touch-up in April." 

NHLPA special assistant to executive director Mathieu Schneider discusses the NHLPA approval and the main objective of hybrid icing.

"After testing hybrid icing during the preseason games, the players participated in a survey and a majority of teams supported this rule change in an effort to make the game safer.

"We are hopeful that the implementation of the hybrid icing rule, which is a middle ground between the old rule and no-touch icing, will help minimize the incidence of player injuries on icing plays."  

For more details on the NHL's new hybrid icing rule, click here.

 

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