The Carolina Hurricanes’ Jay McClement (18) faces off against New Jersey’s Scott Gomez (21) during a game at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Dec. 8. The NHL’s general managers approved a proposal from Hurricanes GM Ron Francis mandating that defensive players on the defensive side of the red line must put their sticks to the ice before the puck is dropped on faceoffs.
The Carolina Hurricanes’ Jay McClement (18) faces off against New Jersey’s Scott Gomez (21) during a game at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Dec. 8. The NHL’s general managers approved a proposal from Hurricanes GM Ron Francis mandating that defensive players on the defensive side of the red line must put their sticks to the ice before the puck is dropped on faceoffs. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
The Carolina Hurricanes’ Jay McClement (18) faces off against New Jersey’s Scott Gomez (21) during a game at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Dec. 8. The NHL’s general managers approved a proposal from Hurricanes GM Ron Francis mandating that defensive players on the defensive side of the red line must put their sticks to the ice before the puck is dropped on faceoffs. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

Francis faceoff proposal endorsed by GMs

March 18, 2015 05:45 PM

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