Rule changes coming to NHL

By: Andrew Utz ~Guest Writer~ The National Hockey League (NHL) approved various rule changes for the coming 2014-15 season. These changes include expanding the trapezoid behind the goalkeeper’s net two feet on both sides. This increases the area in which the goalie can handle the puck behind the net. Another change to the rink layout is the increased width of the hash marks around the face-off circles, to match the measurements used in international hockey. In dealing with face-offs, defensive teams will not be able to waste time before the play. A warning will be called for the first offense … Continue reading Rule changes coming to NHL