Everything you ever wanted to know about the NHL Rulebook
Antoine Roussel scored a controversial goal for the Dallas Stars against the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 on Saturday. Here's why it counted.
It's an obscure NHL rule, but the Philadelphia Flyers managed to have too many men on the ice with five skaters at full strength.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw made a nifty play by headbutting the puck into the net. Why didn't it count, and should it count in the future?
One of the NHL's most controversial rules dates back to the 1930s. What does the current NHL rulebook say about the fight instigator rule?
Hockey's most controversial yet condoned behavior gets examined in this next post of Winging It in Motown's series on the NHL rulebook.
Elliotte Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts brings up something interesting the League's trying to do with goalie interference and offsides.
The NHL announced some minor rule changes for the 2014-15 season. How badly did they screw it up this time?
Stephane Quintal takes the reins from Brendan Shanahan as the new Senior VP of Player Safety, but is anything really going to change?
Checking from behind, clipping, and elbowing highlight this latest list of offenses.
We begin the first section for penalties starting with those classed as Physical Fouls. Why shouldn't you board or charge at people?
Rule 39 covers verbal abuse and threats. Rule 40 covers physical abuse and attempts to injure. The consequences are not pretty.
Players should already make an effort to respect the officials. The penalties for doing otherwise should convince everyone else to respect the stripes.
The rules governing the NHL's use of video review are messy, but just how bad is it?
This won't be fun, but it will be necessary. Official Scorer, Game Timekeeper, Penalty Timekeeper, Goal Judge, and Real Time Scorers are covered.
That other set of stripes has a job to do on the ice. We list them here.
Referee duties and what happens if they can't continue.
Yes, in fact, there ARE legitimate cases for the infamous "Intent to Blow" rule.
Goaltenders hardly ever serve their own penalties, but they're still capable of taking them. Also read about Rule 28 on supplemental discipline.
Scoring without scoring and too many men in the penalty box highlight this rulebook post.
Honestly, you'll probably never see some of these rules in action, but don't you want to look smart when they do happen now that I jinxed it?
A team's already broken the rules and now there's a penalty shot. What happens if further rules are broken while a penalty shot is happening? Find out here.
Part 1 of penalty shots covers the procedures from the call and placement of the puck at center ice to the actual shot attempt.
We finish Rule 23 on Game Misconducts.
More subsections on the different ways referees can punish players who've been very naughty.
The next rulebook post takes a look at the consequences of major penalties and what can happen in some particularly strange circumstances.
One of the more convoluted sections of the rulebook, we try to not get you more confused.
Minor penalties, bench minors, and double-minors, Oh my! We cover the nuances and other situations associated with minor penalties.
Ever wonder what happens if the other team scores on a delayed call when you're already shorthanded? What about if your team takes more than one penalty? We have answers for you right here.
We finish off our commentary on Section 3 of the Rulebook dealing with equipment. Goalie equipment, illegal equipment, and pucks are left on the agenda.
Coaches can request stick measurements before penalty shots and shootout attempts. The price is high if they're wrong though.
Did you know a goal can't be disallowed even if the referees measure the goal-scorer's stick and find it to be illegal?
In which we cover a lot of details about hockey stick sizing, and I complain about the wording of the rulebook!