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They have this debate about "breaking the plane" vs skate on the ice behind the line. Most of the analysts I've heard think it should be a thing where as long as the back skate does not break the plane, it's should not be off-sides rather than skate on ice. Sounds like the GMs didn't buy that.

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It should be as simple as "if the puck is completely over the line before any part of the player's body BREAKS THE PLANE of the line," then it's offside...

 

But of course, this wouldn't have helped the Pens repeatedly last season...

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Had Collin Campbell on with Scott and Patrick today. Said he agreed with them that it should be the "break the plane" rule, but got outvoted by about a 10 to 20 count, so the rule stays the same.

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3 hours ago, AWACSooner said:

It should be as simple as "if the puck is completely over the line before any part of the player's body BREAKS THE PLANE of the line," then it's offside...

 

I would think the aforementioned would make the call a lot simpler for the linesmen. Now, they're having to decipher if a player has his "offside" skate on or off the ice, and that's pretty dumb. Of course, then guys like one of my former co-workers couldn't argue that getting certified to be a hockey official was the toughest test in the world to pass.

 

One of his examples was : "It's the second period, five minutes left before intermission. Home team is on a 5-on-3 power play with the puck in the offensive zone, the visiting team's goalie's stick has gotten hung up in the webbing of the net, and an escaped circus elephant runs onto the ice. What's the correct call?"

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