The league will also spend five weeks testing a version of no-touch icing. I obsessed probably too much about it on Twitter today, but if I read the description correctly here and remember my NCAA brushing-up as well, the rules will be different: The college rule stresses that it’s not a race to the dots, but it’s a matter of whether the attacking player would’ve clearly reached the puck first and negated the icing, with the decision made when they reach the dots; this rule basically says it’s a race to the dots. (Like I said on Twitter, correct me if I’m wrong. Just want to understand.) Either way, we’ll see how it goes.
Arthur Staple reports that Jared Bednar is a Bridgeport coaching candidate.
Eric Boguniecki, by the way, had hip replacement surgery this week. A souvenir of his playing career. He’s already out of the hospital and getting around; the timetable, he said, is expected to have him skating with a few weeks to spare before the start of the season.
There’s a kiddie scrimmage tonight at Syosset. Might pop in on the video stream, which is supposed to be here beginning at 6 p.m. Your impressions are welcome in the comments.