Renaud Lavoie announces a possible rule change in the NHL

Published March 28, 2022 at 7:38 PM

As we told you in the last few minutes, Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes experienced a first today when he attended his first ever NHL General Managers meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.

During these meetings, many issues are discussed and rules may change. This could be the case for the famous issue of payroll during the playoffs and the use of the long term injured list. (or commonly known as the "Nikita Kucherov rule")

Apart from that, some rules can also change in practice, on the ice, during games. Notably, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, we may have our first rule change in 2022.

"Possible rule change as early as next season: on a major penalty review, if the referees feel that no penalty should be awarded, they will be able to do so. They will no longer have to reduce the penalty from 5 minutes to 2 minutes as currently." - Renaud Lavoie

This was an irritant denounced by many observers and fans. It remains to be confirmed (obviously), but it could be the first notable change announced for next year.

It is therefore possible that we will have more video replays, for the 2022-23 season, in order to properly determine if there is a major penalty on certain sequences. (or not)

More details to follow!

March 28   |   187 answers
Renaud Lavoie announces a possible rule change in the NHL

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