MAJOR | Former NHLer calls for a rule change after the Panthers' OT-Winning goal

Published May 14, 2023 at 9:19

The Maple Leafs' season ended later this year as they managed to play 5 more games than usual. I won't lie, I really thought we would see a breakthrough in Toronto this year, but time teaches you to never expect too much from Auston Matthews.

The Leafs surrendered in the 4th period of the 5th game against the Panthers and as it was already pointed out, there was a blatant non-call for interference/holding on the play when Radko Gudas drove the net down the middle and grabbed Calle Jarnkrok's stick, here's the sequence:

This video's been trending on social media as it was clear as day that this goal never should've counted.

NHL Needs to Adress this Situation

Former NHL goaltender and now hockey analyst, Marty Biron, opened up on the subject and stated that the NHL would be having a crackdown on how to prevent these situations. The NHL is always evolving and adapting its rules and he expects the NHL to do as such in these situations:

''Mark this tweet.

Next year the NHL will have a crackdown on interference where the middle lane drive on 3v2 creates interference on the D like Gudas did on the OT goal. It wasn't called all year so you're not going to call it now but that will be addressed in the off-season.''

Biron is 508 games NHL veteran who retired in 2014, he's been witnessing the NHL's evolution firsthand since then, does he have a point? Will the NHL be taking a look at these? Should they have a look?

As stated, it's happened on multiple occasions over the season, but now that it's happened against the Leafs on a season-ending loss, the NHL should address the issue. Was it not important enough prior to this game?
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MAJOR | Former NHLer calls for a rule change after the Panthers' OT-Winning goal

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