Friday, January 27, 2006

 

This one's for you, Tom

The Onion - NHL Players Protest New Goaltending Penalty
NEW YORK—Less than six months since players returned from a yearlong lockout, hockey is once again in turmoil following last week's announcement that "goaltending," or attempting to obstruct a shot on goal or impede the puck's progress with one's body or stick, would become a two-minute minor penalty, a rule change that went into effect Monday. "Increasing scoring with rule changes and cracking down on obstruction is one thing," said Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Curtis Joseph, who claims his job is being banned by the league. "But to take a page from the NBA and just outlaw goaltending outright… Maybe it's just me, but I think that rule just plain goes against the spirit of hockey." Veteran NHL centers, forwards, and some defensemen took issue with Joseph's remarks, claiming he was still angry over being penalized seven times in the Coyotes' Monday night game against Dallas, in which Joseph had zero saves and lost 88-105.

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Good lord, that grizzled old man will have a field day with this if it wasn't from the onion. My guess is that it won't stop him from thinking something negative though.
 


Good lord, that grizzled old man will have a field day with this if it wasn't from the onion.

Uhhh, wouldn't that mean that it would be real then? You don't think that the media as a whole would have a field day if the NHL announced that they'd introduced a penalty for goaltending?
 


No goaltending? Then Boston does have a chance this year.
 

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