Frozen pucks key to better games

Publish date:

I am tired of watching skilled players trying to decide the most important games of the season with the puck bouncing around like a rubber ball.

Keep the pucks frozen! Seriously, this simple solution would greatly improve the quality of NHL playoff games.

Playing hockey well into May and June in cities with warm climates means it doesn't take long for the puck to completely thaw out and begin bouncing around.

New frozen pucks need to be cycled into the game at every opportunity, much like the NFL cycles in new balls in games played in inclement weather.

After a long period of play, the linesmen should get a new puck from the time keeper's bench. A new puck should also be retrieved after T.V. timeouts.

The current practice of simply setting the puck on the ice during a T.V. timeout does little to keep it frozen. Making this simple change would help maintain the integrity of the game during the most important stretch of the season.

Scott Greason, Lambeth, Ont.



Father of Broncos Bus Crash Victim Wants Driver Deported: 'I'll Fight Until the Day I Die'

Last week, Scott Thomas came out in support of the man who drove the truck that killed his son in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Chris Joseph, who also lost his son, simply wants the constant reminders to stop.

Vitek Vanecek

Vitek Vanecek Has Stepped up Big for the Washington Capitals

In a perfect world for the Capitals, they wouldn't have seen so much of Vitek Vanecek at this point in the season. But Vanecek has done anything but disappoint to open up his NHL career, and that's a great sign for Washington moving forward.


10 Hilariously Ridiculous Stats to Illustrate Wayne Gretzky's Dominance

As the G.O.A.T. turns 60, feast your eyes on these absurd facts that shed perspective on why he's the most unstoppable team-sport athlete of all-time.