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Sure, this happens from time to time. The most recent case I know of is Dustin Byfuglien, who has switched back and forth between Defenseman and Forward during his career (sometimes within one seas …
answered Dec 14 '15 by Joe
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First off, your premise is not necessarily correct; for example, the Chicago Blackhawks' top minor-league affiliate is the Rockford Icehogs, located a short distance away in Rockford, IL, well under a …
answered Feb 23 '21 by Joe
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My feeling is there is no complete answer for this question unfortunately - that it's just up to the scorer. For exapmle, on Saturday the Blackhawks and Blues played. Adding up the TOI for the bla …
answered Nov 18 '15 by Joe
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3 on 3 is still fairly new to the NHL, so I would imagine strategy is still well in development - teams have played tens of minutes at most of 3 on 3 outside of practice. However, from the rest of th …
answered Dec 3 '15 by Joe
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The only rule in the NHL Rulebook that I could find addressing this situation is that a goal is disallowed if it goes in directly off of an official. 78.5 Disallowed Goals – Apparent goals shall b …
answered Dec 1 '14 by Joe
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It is always possible to define a faceoff winner, because the definition of a faceoff win is simply whichever team first has possession of the puck (a brief possession is sufficient, anything longer t …
answered Nov 18 '15 by Joe
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Basically, the answer is "maybe", but by-the-books and if you assume the referee agrees with you exactly, then the goal is allowed. Strictly speaking, the presence of an attacking player in the crease …
answered Mar 28 '21 by Joe
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I asked my friend, who played hockey in college, and she said that it is a combination of a few things: You turn some of your momentum into shot speed/power, if you do it in a single motion. Your p …
answered Feb 17 '15 by Joe
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In the NHL's "modern era", The 2006-7 Hurricanes (40-35-7 OTLs, or 40-42) had the worst record by a defending champion if you count the OTLs as losses (which the NHL doesn't exactly). If you count OT …
answered Nov 1 '21 by Joe
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Wayne Gretzky probably doesn't want to remember this one, but the Oilers lost to the Kings 6-5 in 1982 in the playoffs (Game 3 of the Smythe division semi-finals that year) after leading 5-0 after 2 p …
answered Nov 16 '21 by Joe
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Update for the 2013 CBA Performance bonuses are perfectly legal in the NHL CBA, and they count against the cap. Teams are allowed to exceed the cap by 7.5% as a result of performance bonuses (but not …
answered Apr 27 '16 by Joe
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There are no challenges in the NHL. All replays are automatic: goals are reviewed by the video judge, with help from the war room in Toronto. Coaches do not have the ability to initiate replays in a …
answered Oct 19 '14 by Joe
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Yes, they are recorded as a normal, even-strength goal. See for example TOR vs MON, Oct 5, 2019, Hockey Ref box score. Austin Matthews scored the tying goal with the goalie, Michael Hutchinson, pull …
answered Dec 14 '20 by Joe
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From the NHL Rulebook, Rule 66: If the game is declared forfeited prior to its having commenced, the score shall be recorded as 1-0 and no player shall be credited with any personal statistics. If th …
answered Dec 15 '20 by Joe
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At its core, what a 'rebuilding' team means is that it's going through a losing stretch that's expected, because it doesn't have the tools needed to be competitive. As such: Expensive free agents a …
answered Nov 3 '14 by Joe

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