Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Alexander Mogilny Jersey .ca. Hi Mr. Fraser, When I was watching the Heritage Classic in Vancouver there was a play midway through the third where Ottawa crashed the Canucks net and it came off its moorings. A Canuck picked up the puck, went the other way and the play was only whistled down when an Ottawa player touched it. I was wondering if there is anything keeping the Canuck goalie from going to the bench for an extra skater since in some ways its almost like a delayed Ottawa penalty? Thanks,Phil Meehan,Singapore Phil: We welcome you all the way from Singapore! Your suggestion qualifies you as a hockey rules visionary and places you in a unique category that would include the late, great coach and friend, Roger Neilson. Rog always thought outside the box as you have done with your question here in an effort to use the rules to his teams advantage. In the situation you propose, there is virtually no risk for a legal goal being scored against the non-offending team should the goalkeeper skate to his players bench in favor of an extra attacker. This would include any similar situation we saw earlier this season where Patrick Kane put the puck into his own net with the goalkeeper removed for an extra attacker on delayed penalty call. This is verified by the fact that video review can determine if a puck has been put in the net prior to the goal frame being dislodged. If through some misadventure this were to occur the goal would be disallowed. (Situations Subject to Video Review; rule 38.4 - ii). Before blasting off to the bench however, I would caution the goalkeeper to make sure that the net is completely off its moorings as defined by rule 78.4 and in the event that the referee should allow play to continue. From rule 78.4: "The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice. The flexible pegs could be bent, but as long as at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still in the hole in the ice and the goal post, the goal frame shall be deemed to be in its proper position. The goal frame could be raised somewhat on one post (or both), but as long as the flexible pegs are still in contact with the holes in the ice and the goal posts, the goal frame shall not be deemed to be displaced." (The NHL rule is contrary to the IIHF definition of net off the moorings. We saw evidence of this in Sochi with Fedor Tyutins potentially game winning goal in the Russia-U.S.A. game being disallowed when Jonathan Quick bumped the post causing it to move back and off its set location but still in contact with the rubber pegs and the hole in the ice.) Heres a hypothetical to also consider on a play of this nature. If the pegs happened to remain in contact with the post and the hole in the ice (deemed in its proper position as per 78.4), should the goalkeeper deliberately push the net completely off the moorings prior to skating he could be subject to a delay of game penalty. Additionally, the goalkeeper should make certain the referee did not relocate the net in its proper position in an effort to sustain play prior to skating to his bench for an extra attacker. Captain Video, as Roger Neilson was referred to for his cutting edge, innovative use of video for game analysis, would be proud of your coaching suggestion Phil. Several rule changes were implemented as a result of Rogers knowledge of the rules and his ability to think outside the box. Only a goalkeeper is allowed defend a penalty shot after Roger placed a defenceman in the net and had him charge the shooter. A goal is now awarded if the goalkeeper places his stick across the goal line prior to going to the bench for an extra attacker and the stick prevents a puck from entering the unattended net. You can credit Roger for that rule as well. Towel waving by fans goes back to the 1982 Stanley Cup Playoff game in Chicago when Roger tied a white towel to a hockey stick and "surrendered" to referee Bob Myers. Roger and three of his players were rightly ejected from the game by the referee but it turned the series around and ignited the Canuck fans with a tradition of towel waiving that remains to this day! Under Coach Neilson the Canucks advanced to the 1982 Stanley Cup Final. In a very classy move by the Ottawa Senators (and then head coach Jacques Martin), Martin stepped aside for the final two games of the 2001-02 regular season to allow Roger Neilson, an Ottawa assistant, to be the coach of record and gain credit for his 1,000th NHL game. When the final horn sounded it was my honor as the referee in that game to embrace Coach Roger Neilson on the ice and offer my sincere congratulations in honor of his 1,000th NHL game. Roger was humble and gracious as always. On November 4, 2002 Roger Neilson was inducted into the Builders Category of the Hockey Hall of Fame. On June 21, 2003 Roger Neilson passed at the age of 69 and following his battle with cancer. Pierre Turgeon Jersey . Although taking two of three from the Baltimore Orioles wasnt nearly as uplifting as winning the World Series, it still felt pretty darn good. 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Saskatchewan (9-5) hosts the Edmonton Eskimos (3-11) at Mosaic Stadium today after downing B.C. 31-17 last weekend to snap a dismal four-game losing streak. The Riders certainly control their playoff destiny, finishing their regular season with five games against West Division rivals, including three at home. You can watch the game live on TSN at 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt and get in-depth player stats, Twitter Trender and more on TSN.cas GameTracker. Following Fridays walkthrough, Riders coach Corey Chamblin selected Durant to address the team and the veteran quarterbacks message was simple -- at this time of year players must be totally focused and pay attention to even the smallest detail. And he pointed to the 09 Grey Cup, where a too many men penalty against Saskatchewan gave Montreal a second chance at a last-second field goal for the devastating 28-27 victory. "Its a reality," Durant said. "I wanted to let the guys know that its real and it can happen and if you dont pay attention on walkthrough days or you dont get right in certain situations it can cost you a football game, better yet a championship. "You have to lock in." Chamblin said Durants message was loud and clear. "Darian is the leader of this team, as the quarterback goes the team goes," Chamblin said. "One of the greatest things about life is when you have setbacks youre able to learn from them . . . if you cant learn from those youre deemed to repeat them again." Saskatchewan enters weekend action tied with B.C. for second in the West Division behind front-running Calgary (11-3). With the Lions visiting the Stampeders on Friday night, the Riders are in a must-win situation in their quest for a home playoff game. And for running back Kory Sheets, playing three of the next four games at Mosaic Stadium certainly enhances those chances. "Thats a big advantage," said Sheets. "No one wants to come to Saskatchewan." A point not lost upon Durant. "Its all about getting into a spot where we can host a game here," he said. "Were still in good position, the schedule gods have set us up that we have three of these last four games here but we have to take it one at a time. "Edmonton isnt going to be an easy team. Theyre hungry so we have to make sure were ready." Sheets ran for 80 yards and two TDs last week against B.C., his first after missing three games with a knee injury. The win over the Lions keeps the Riders in the race for a home playoff game, which they can achieve by either finishing first or second in the West Division standings. Predictably, Sheets -- the CFLs second-leading rusher with 1,302 yards -- and the Riders are thinking big. "Were looking for a first-round bye," Sheets said, which would happen if the Riders finished atop the West Division standings. Many football pundits pointed to Sheets return to the lineup as a big reason why the Riders snapped their dubious losing streak. But Sheets wouldnt take the credit. "It wasnt me,, one man being back in there," Sheets said. Zemgus Girgensons Jersey. "I think it was more the energy I brought." Sheets return certainly enhanced Saskatchewans rushing attack and gave the Riders offence a more balanced attack. But Durant said when the weather turns cold, having a potent ground game will certainly be an advantage. "Kory Sheets is a concern for everybody," said Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis. "Hes a great back in this league. Hes putting up great numbers. Hes doing great things. You have to be aware of where he is at all times." Another key figure could be defensive lineman Alex Hall, obtained earlier this week from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Hall has a CFL-high 15 sacks and his arrival certainly rejuvenated Saskatchewans defence. "You could see a couple of D-linemen had great pass rushes during the week," Chamblin said. "Usually when you bring a newer player in, its like anything else guys get excited especially when you bring in the league sack leader." Saskatchewan slotback Geroy Simon said he can sense his teammates getting into a playoff frame of mind. "The intensity level is starting to ramp up," Simon said. But Chamblin emphasized the team continues to take the same approach it has all season, that being one game at a time. "Id say its playoff atmosphere, its getting cold outside," Chamblin said. "But we still preach 1-0." Its been a rough season for Edmonton, which is coming off a lopsided 47-24 home loss to Montreal. But the Eskimos still boast a solid aerial attack with starter Mike Reilly (3,345 yards, 21 TDs) and slotback Fred Stamps (59 catches for 1,066 yards and 11 TDs, both CFL highs). Reilly started against Montreal despite suffering a concussion the week before against Toronto. 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