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Professional hockey league announces major rule change, could the NHL follow suit?

Published May 25, 2023 at 6:55 PM
BY SAM

The rules of hockey, although they have evolved, have largely stayed the same when it comes to things like penalties and majors. When a major is assessed, a team can score as many times as they would like within 5 minutes; on a minor, a team scores, and the penalty ends.

One European hockey league has made some tweaks to how pending and minor penalties are to be served; take a look;


The Champions Hockey League is getting wild like or hate the rule changes?



The Champions Hockey League has made rule changes that treat minor penalties like majors in that the opposing team can score as many times within the 2 minutes as they would like, and the penalized player must stay in the box.

A delayed penalty, if the attacking team scores, doesn't negate the penalty. Instead, the penalty must still be served.

First of all, this rule change seems to be to drive offence, making teams feel it more when they take a penalty, but I'm not sure I agree with minor penalties being treated the same as majors.

I do however like that if the attacking team scored on a delayed penalty, that penalty must still be served.

How do you feel about these changes? Is it part of the evolution of the game, or are certain leagues taking innovation too far?
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Professional hockey league announces major rule change, could the NHL follow suit?

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