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OPINION: Excessive New NHL Rules Need to be Tweaked

OPINION: Excessive New NHL Rules Need to be Tweaked

COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND —┬áThe NHL regular season began on October 4, and the NHL has experimented with a new face-off violation penalty.

The NHL has also made modifications to calling slashing penalties more frequently thus far in the preseason.

As a result of the first 19 preseason games, combined with all 31 teams, the NHL decided to tell their referees to ease down on the penalizing of the face-off violations and the new slashing calls, due to excessive calls.

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