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Senators’ Methot: hybrid icing ‘protects me’

Sep 20, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

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Earlier in the day, a story appeared on ProHockeyTalk outlining Darryl Sutter’s opinion on the new hybrid icing rule. He wasn’t in favor of it.

The [old] rule’s fine,” said Sutter, the L.A. Kings head coach. “I don’t know why, quite honest, why we…change it. The rule’s fine. I know everybody thinks, they say, ‘Oh, this guy got hurt,’ or ‘this guy got hurt.’ You can count on one hand how many in the last five years.”

To add balance to this story, here are the thoughts of Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot. He likes it.

“As a defenceman it protects me,” Methot told Senators Extra.

“I know it’s going to be hard for linesmen because they have to make a lot of judgment calls and I’m sure they’re going to take a lot of heat from coaches, but that’s the game. And if you can protect the players as far as I’m concerned you’re making the right call.”

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