NHL Rule Changes for 2014-15

Based on recommendations from the NHL Competition Committee earlier this year which were approved by the league’s Board of Governors, the NHL has implemented a number of rule changes for the 2014-15 season. They are: Expansion of the Trapezoid – Rule 1.8 While many hoped for the outright elimination of the trapezoid – the limited area behind the goal line in which the goaltender is legally permitted to play the puck – it remains in the rulebook for 2014-15.  It’s actually been expanded, if only slightly.   The new trapezoid has been expanded by two feet from the goal post on...

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