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Rule 42: Boarding - NHL.com - Rules

42.1 Boarding – A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks an opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to be thrown violently in the boards. The severity...

From William Houston: The truth about hitting in the NHL

From my new favorite hockey blog, which I just discovered three minutes ago: Rogers Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean made a revealing point on Hockey Central this week, one that is never raised by other...

I don't think the NHL or the refs understand what's in the rule book

This post, when I ran it originally on 10/15, referred to that night's Kings/Rangers game. I am reposting it because, in light of the Red Wings non-goal scandal, I wanted to vent a little on the...

What the Rules Actually Say About Charging and Boarding

Of interest is what the OHL rule book says about boarding (which it borrows word-for-word from the NHL rule book): A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks an...

How About This for "Settling" Tie Games?

Five minute OT. Two points for a win. Zero points for a loss. AND ZERO POINTS FOR EITHER TEAM IF THE GAME ENDS IN A TIE. That would get rid of the "protecting the tie" strategy. And it would be...

From ESPN: National Football League goes after big game in landmark American Needle antitrust case

Fast forward to a high-definition picture of sports late in 2010. Here is the news of the day, scrawling across the bottom of your TV screen or mobile Web device: • LeBron James, who had been...

Some Draftee Contract Issues Explained Not By Me

Once a player is drafted by an NHL team, he must sign a contract with that organization within two years. The exception is when a college player is drafted. Unlike the NBA, the NHL allows a player...

Information on the 50-contract roster limit

Teams have four different "roster" limits to balance under the league’s regulations; a 20-player "dressed list" for games, a 23-player active NHL roster, a 50-contract maximum, and a 90-player...

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