Let me start with an unpopular opinion: I totally understand and support the NHL’s pre-season crackdown on faceoff infractions.
on most nights,Yes, a ridiculously long time., <strong>Authentic Connor McDavid jersey</strong>,it’s true there’ve been hiccups in the league’s attempt to break from tradition and actually enforce its rulebook. Fans have booed. Players have expressed disgust. And the whole fiasco of watching draw-taking lawbreakers skate a trail to the penalty box has taken
33 minutes to complete,As Leafs centreman Nazem Kadri was saying on Thursday, speaking of the Tuesday pre-season game in which the Leafs were tagged with three minor penalties for faceoff transgressions and were booted from too many draws to count, way too long considering no overtime)., “I felt like I played a 3 1/2-hour game.” (The game actually took 2 hours
And yes,<strong>Authentic Jordan Eberle jersey</strong>, one can only hope the boardroom powerbrokers don’t eventually push for the ultimate torture — video review of faceoff infractions. That’d be a new kind of purgatory.,<strong>adidas Connor McDavid jersey</strong>, there’s always a chance the whole schmozzle could get worse. A season after hockey lovers were driven to tears by the NHL’s sudden obsession with frame-by-frame video analysis of suspected offsides
everybody who’s upset about this ought to breathe a bit. Let’s not forget we’re in the opening few days of the pre-season. Nobody’s soiling sacred ground here. And even if the league’s execution has probably been lacking — veteran veteran centreman Dominic Moore said he didn’t know anything about the new push by officials until the moments before Tuesday’s game — the essence of the undertaking is hard to criticize.,<strong>adidas Aaron Ekblad jersey</strong>,All that said