Hybrid icing approved for use

October 1, 2013, by

In case you missed it, the NHL and the NHLPA approved a rule change for this season that implements hybrid icing for use this season. Hybrid icing was used during the preseason, and for all intents and purposes, is a race to the face off dot. If the defenseman wins the race, the play is blown dead. If the forward wins the race, the play will continue. This rule change is to hopefully eliminate injuries like this to Joni Pitkanen, who will miss the entire season with a heel injury from this race.

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  1. Mikeyyy says:


    It’s not hockey without a race for iced pucks.

    • Dave says:

      There’s still a race, but if there’s a clear winner, the play will be blown dead.

      • Mikeyyy says:

        What is considered clear winner?

        It’s hockey on ice. People fall or don’t touch the puck when they get there.

        If I wanted khl hockey or intl hockey I would watch them.

        If you ask me , get rid of the trapezoid and that can’t play the puck In The corners for goalies

        And bring back the two line pass