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.