ScubaSteve wrote:Not a joke suggestion here, I think they should add the two line pass rule back in. The original idea of taking it out was to add offense and decrease the number of whistles, but it has had the opposite effect. You wanted stretch passes for breakaways, right? And that's what you got, for a while. But you don't get that anymore. Instead, now you get stretch passes which are just tipped into the zone and everyone goes for a change. You've basically legalized icing as long as someone deflects the puck past the red line. Oh and half the time those stretch passes get missed and it goes for icing anyway. Add the two line pass back in and cut it out with those stupid passes, and you may see less dump and change. And if you eliminate the stretch pass/tip/dump-in/change and teams have to exit their own zone with actual skill, you'll probably see more turnovers which leads to more offense.
How about allow two line passes, but only if they result in completed pass where the player maintains possession. Meaning the tip in thing gets called an icing. So you can still get the long breakaway passes, but eliminate Lindell's only zone exit option somehow giving him even more icings. But seriously, I think it would be a good combination of rules.