Rule 1.8 – Rink – Goalkeeper’s Restricted Area
The trapezoid will be expanded by two feet from the goal post on both sides
of the net.
More goalie puck play allowed!
Rule 23 – Game Misconduct Penalties
A new Game Misconduct category will be created. Clipping, charging,
elbowing, interference, kneeing, head-butting and butt-ending move from the
general category into the same category as boarding and checking from
behind (“Physical Fouls”), whereby a player who incurs two such game
misconducts in this category would now be automatically suspended for one
Looks good for a lot of that dangerous stuff, but interference seems out of place there.
Rule 24 – Penalty Shothttp://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=452881
The ‘Spin-O-Rama’ move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL
Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in Penalty Shot situations or
in the Shootout.
Skating backwards was always illegal but spin-o-rama shots were allowed, now they aren't, idk, shootouts are dumb. I guess it will probably make them last longer though because a spin-o-rama is a very successful shot.
Rule 38 – Video Goal Judge
Video review will be expanded in the following areas:
* Rule 38.4 (viii) has been modified to allow broader discretion to Hockey
Operations to assist the referees in determining the legitimacy of all
potential goals (e.g., to ensure they are “good hockey goals”). The
revised Rule will allow Hockey Operations to correct a broader array of
situations where video review clearly establishes that a “goal” or “no
goal” call on the ice has been made in error. The new expanded rule will
also allow Hockey Operations to provide guidance to referees on goal and
potential goal plays where the referee has blown his whistle (or intended
to blow his whistle) after having lost sight of the puck.
* In reviewing “Kicked in Goals,” Hockey Operations will require more
demonstrable video evidence of a “distinct kicking motion” in order to
overrule a “goal” call on the ice, or to uphold a “no goal” call on the
More reviewing goals is fine, I don't want good goals to not be called good goals or for bad goals to be called good goals.
Rule 57 – Tripping
The rule relating to “Tripping” will be revised to specifically provide
that a two minute minor penalty will be assessed when a defending player
“dives” and trips an attacking player with his body/arm/shoulder,
regardless of whether the defending player is able to make initial contact
with the puck.
But, in situations where a penalty shot might otherwise be appropriate, if
the defending player “dives” and touches the puck first (before the trip),
no penalty shot will be awarded. (In such cases, the resulting penalty will
be limited to a two-minute minor penalty for tripping.)
Rule 64 – Diving / Embellishment
The supplementary discipline penalties associated with Rule 64.3
(Diving/Embellishment) will be revised to bring attention to and more
seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in
an attempt to draw penalties. Fines will be assessed to players and head
coaches on a graduated scale outlined below.
Incident # Player Fine(s) Head Coach Fine(s)
1 Warning N/A
2 $2,000 N/A
3 $3,000 N/A
4 $4,000 $2,000
5 $5,000 $3,000
6 $5,000 $4,000
7 $5,000 $5,000
8 $5,000 $5,000
LOL Bruins, Penguins, Canucks, Habs. You guys are all getting some fines, so are your head coaches.
Rule 76 – Face-offs
To curb delay tactics on face-offs after icing infractions, in situations
where the defending team is guilty of a face-off violation, following an
icing, the defending player who is initially lined up for the face-off will
be given a warning, but will be required to remain in the circle to take
the face-off. A second face-off violation by the defending team in such
situation will result in a two minute minor bench penalty.
Wow, this is huge, icing is going to be as it's intended to be now, no more going through 7 faceoff fuckups to rest your team, icing now has teeth again. This is going to result in a lot of goals against tired low-discipline defense teams. I'm not really worried about the Avs despite that because they never really did the getting tossed out of the faceoff to rest shenanigans.
Rule 84 – Overtime
* Teams will switch ends prior to the start of overtime in the regular
* The entire ice surface will undergo a “dry scrape” prior to the start of
overtime in the regular season.
* The procedure requiring the head coach to submit a list of the first
three shooters in the shoot-out has been eliminated.
Better ice surface for the shootout and the coach can make last minute shootout decisions.
Rule 85 – Puck Out of Bounds
There have been further rule changes made relating to face-off location to
avoid penalizing teams for plays intended to create bona fide scoring
opportunities. Specifically, the following are “categories of plays” where
face-offs will remain in the attacking zone despite the fact that the
attacking team was technically responsible for the stoppage in play: Shots
at the net by a player on the attacking team where: (i) the shot breaks
the glass; (ii) the shot goes off the side of the net and deflects out of
play; (iii) the shot goes off the dasher boards or glass and deflects out
of play; (iv) the shot is tipped or deflected out of play by a teammate;
and (v) the shot becomes wedged in or on the exterior of the goal net.
Offense can stay offensive in offensive zone for some stoppages that suck to be taken out of the offensive zone afterwards.
Rule 1.9 – Rink – Face-off Spots and Circles – Ice Markings/Hash Marks
The hash marks at the end zone circles will be moved from three feet apart
to five feet, seven inches apart (international markings).
Enforcers gotta take an extra step to fight on faceoff fights, much less of a physical scrum on the faceoffs.