Skip to main content

Where have the penalties gone?

Bill Grossi, Tolleson, Ariz.

The NHL isn't waiting until the new year to throw away the rulebook this season.

Apparently, you are allowed to interfere with a player who dumps and chases the puck early this year.

You're allowed to carry your stick high and receive a penalty only when you draw some blood.

Why do they bother with two refs on the ice; they just get in the way.

Hooking, clutching and grabbing are alive and well in the NHL.

TOP HEADLINES

Connor McDavid
Play

NHL Three Stars: McDavid, Kaprizov and Kochetkov Show Off

Adam Proteau explains why Connor McDavid, Kirill Kaprizov and Pyotr Kochetkov had the best performances of the week.

Matt Murray
Play

It Looks Like the Maple Leafs Made the Right Bet in Goal – For Now

Evaluating goaltenders is a tricky task. They're very unpredictable. But Mike Stephens breaks down the stats between Toronto's tandem this year and the last.

Luke Schenn
Play

'It's an Honor': Canucks' Luke Schenn Sets NHL D-Man Hits Record

Luke Schenn set the NHL hits record among defensemen, first tracked in 2005-06, with a check on his former teammate as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Arizona Coyotes.