Well, we all saw the controversial no-goal today by Karel Rachunek of the Rangers. Whether you think it was a goal or not, the inherent problem with the process is that it's a bad rule. The purpose of the game from its inception is to use your stick to propel the puck into the net. So in my opinion, they need to legislate this concept more firmly...
Notice to Internet Explorer Users
The rule should be changed such that the offensive player scoring the goal is required to get a stick on the puck. That would eliminate all of this "distinct kicking motion" bull that we've been hearing about lately.
Here's a miniature "case book" on the new rule:
CASE 1: A puck hits or is directed with an offensive player's body, then enters net -- NO GOAL.
CASE 2: A puck hits or is directed with an offensive player's body, hits the defending goaltender, then enters net -- NO GOAL.
CASE 3: A puck hits or is directed with an offensive player's body, then touches a defender (other than the goaltender), then enters net -- GOOD GOAL
There is an issue with the form blow that will make it appear that nothing happens when you click the post message button below. To see your message, after you click the post message button, refresh this page. Sorry for the troubles, we hope to have it fixed soon.