Capitals Insider: NHL rules


Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/20/2013

A primer on the NHL’s holiday roster freeze

The roster freeze went into effect Thursday night, but there are some exceptions to the blanket rule prohibiting trades and moves that require waivers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBA, NHL rules, Roster moves

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 11/15/2013

George McPhee weighs in on potential changes to overtime format

The Caps’ general manager doesn’t want to see overtime extended or include a 3-on-3 format.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:20 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, NHL rules, Overtime

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ preseason loss in Boston

Mikhail Grabovski makes his preseason debut, Connor Carrick scores and penalty minutes pile up.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Brooks Laich, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, NHL rules, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin on NHL’s jersey tuck rule: ‘We individuals It’s stupid’

The Caps winger thinks the NHL’s new rule against tucking in jerseys robs players of their individuality.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, NHL rules

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Capitals take note of new NHL nets

The Capitals played with the NHL’s new nets for the first time Saturday night. The changes are subtle, but require adjustments from players.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Karl Alzner, NHL rules, Philipp Grubauer, Training Camp

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013

NHL closer to making visors mandatory

The NHL's competition committee recommended making visors mandatory for all players entering the league beginning next season.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, NHL rules, NHLPA, Visors

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Capitals weigh in on visor debate after Marc Staal injury

NHL players have always preserved their choice to wear, or not wear, visors.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NHL rules, safety, Visors

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/22/2013

NHL makes rule changes on handling the puck, faceoffs

The NHL made a few rule changes for this season, including minor penalties for covering the puck anywhere on the ice or batting the puck while trying to win a faceoff.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jay Beagle, NHL rules