Thursday, October 24, 2013

Is Cody Hodgon's Power Play Marker a Cheap Goal?

We've never figured out why the NHL allows this type of goal. In our opinion it's cheap, as Cody Hodgson directs the puck into the net with his skate (and clearly intends to do it). No, their is no distinct kicking motion, so the rules allow it, but should it be legal to score this way? We don't think so.

Goals are meant to be scored by shooters. Goalies have it hard enough, dealing with deflections, screens and getting run out of their crease by freewheeling scorers. They shouldn't have to see their GAA's inflate on this type of goal.

Agree or disagree?