LBJackal wrote:Amazinz wrote:I'm all for the automatic icings to quicken the pace up a bit.
Me too. It's stupid to have to rush back to your own end to touch the puck. I'm sure Marco Sturm is thinking the same thing while he's watchign his team play in the conference finals. Racing full speed towards a wall with somebody trying to tackle you is not an aspect of the game I'd be sad to see go.
A larger ice surface would open the game up a bit, but I don't think there should be so many attempts to create more scoring. Making goalie pads smaller is one thing that would be good, but I think the ice surface is a good size already.
I cringe everytime I see a replay of Sturm. He was have a great year too.
Playing the game I can tell you that the players hate it too. There is nothing worse than having to race back for a puck at the end of a long shift - its tiring and pointless and it often leads to stupid pushing and shoving after the whistle. I don't know how many time our goalie has had to play the puck and nullify an icing just because we were too lazy to skate back