Bruins Star Demands Rule Changes Out Of The NHL

Published September 19, 2023 at 1:18 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
The NHL has seen its fair share of rule changes over the years, and the current landscape is no exception. One hot topic that has garnered attention from players and fans alike is the use of shootouts. Many believe that shootouts are becoming less desirable and should be replaced by extended sudden-death overtime periods. Johnny Gaudreau weighed in on this, saying,

"Get rid of the shootouts. Just do three-on-three [overtime] until someone scores."

Another intriguing suggestion comes from Boston Bruins' star forward Charlie McAvoy. He proposed a change involving power plays, citing a concept experimented with by USA Hockey. McAvoy's idea involves banning the icing of the puck during power plays, which would force teams to make plays rather than clear the puck effortlessly. He explained,

"If you're not able to ice the puck, then you're forcing guys to try and make plays, try and lob it perfectly. I think it would make it really difficult."




Both Gaudreau and McAvoy's suggestions aim to inject more action and excitement into the game while speeding up play, ultimately benefiting players and fans alike.

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