Ammend Puck Over Glass - Delay of Game Penalty

Ammend Puck Over Glass - Delay of Game Penalty

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Luke Toews started this petition to National Hockey League

Shooting the puck over the glass in your own defensive end to stop play is a penalty in the NHL because it causes a delay of game. 
Although this is true, there are other actions that cause greater delay that are not penalized. Plays such as: icing the puck, sitting/laying on the puck, holding the puck behind your net waiting for perfect timing. 
Furthermore, a infraction of this nature is called 100% of the time regardless of situation whereas other infractions are left up to the referees discretion based on various factors. 


The play needs to stop being called an immediate penalty and rather it should incur the same consequence as an icing call. The guilty team must not be allowed to make a line change and the play must restart with a face off in their end with no tv timeout in between. 

If the NHL deems that further action must be taken to avoid such time wasting plays I suggest the following adjustment. 
Both icing the puck and shooting the puck over the glass will be considered “delay of game” plays. If one of those plays are made the team is given a warning (similar to a yellow card) If two such plays are made in succession without either a stoppage of play in between or without the offending team clearing the puck so the opponent must get back onside then a delay of game penalty will be called on the pre-warned team. 
This format follows the precedent set by the faceoff rule wherein a player is given a delay of game penalty if 2 teammates are kicked out of the circle during the same faceoff. 

If you are a hockey fan you have likely yelled at your tv when a silly mistake such as this play led to a penalty and cost your team. Let’s get it changed!

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