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Glove? No love

Rick Campbell, Parksville, B.C.

With the NHL reviewing rule changes at the research and development camp, I would like the rules committee to revisit hand passes in the defensive zone.

I do not think glove passes should be allowed anywhere on the ice or at any time.

I know the rule was implemented to prevent teams from causing play stoppages because they were either tired or hemmed in their zone, but I propose the NHL use the same ruling as for icing.

If a team commits a hand pass in the defensive zone, the play is stopped immediately and a defensive zone faceoff will occur and the defending team will not be allowed a line change.

This will bring more continuity and integrity to the game in that players may never pass the puck to teammate using their hands.

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