One guy mercilessly trolled the NHL into creating a better rule book | Weird Rules
Roger Neilson manipulated the NHL rulebook so much that he landed in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He changed the sport, not just through these three rule changes, but also by instituting offseason training as well as the idea of studying video to plan for opponents. Who’d have guessed that’d help?
Rules include… 1. You can’t put anyone in goal for a penalty shot, it must be the goaltender and they must stay in goal 2. The goalie cannot leave equipment, such as his stick or even a mound of ice, in front of the goal after he has been pulled 3. If you intentionally sub too many men onto the ice it results in a penalty shot