SaveByRichter35 Posted September 7, 2017 Share Posted September 7, 2017 http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/new-rule-adds-pressure-nhl-coaches-asking-offside-challenge/ Quote The NHL is making a very interesting rule change for the 2017-18 season, introducing a harsher penalty for one particular video review. From now on, a failed offside challenge will result in a two-minute penalty against the club asking for the review. It’s a potentially powerful infraction. Can you imagine a team in a tight game giving up a goal it thought was offside, losing the challenge, then having to withstand an immediate power-play opportunity? It’s going to make bench bosses much more wary — and ratchet up the pressure on video coaches. Incorrect goaltender interference reviews stay the same — the loss of your timeout. That’s probably a wise decision, since there’s much more grey area than with an offside call. Another adjustment that will have strategic impact. Teams are no longer able to call timeout after icing the puck. The other club can still do so if it wishes, but tired defenders won’t be able to ask for the extra rest. Gonna be a lot of "broken" goalie gear and "loose straps", etc. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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