The NHL has officially announced the reopening of its shootout system, a move that has been in the works for more than a decade.
But it won’t be for another two years.
The NHL, in a statement released Tuesday, said that the new shootout rules will come into effect on Dec. 3, 2019, which marks a 10-year anniversary for the NHL.
The announcement comes as the league is under scrutiny over whether its current rules are working, after a recent report found that the league had created a loophole to allow teams to use the shootout in their games without penalty.
The new rules are meant to be an upgrade to the existing system that allows teams to shoot in the regular season, but the rules haven’t gone over well with fans.
They were criticized for creating an unfair advantage in the playoffs.
The shootout has been a divisive topic in the NHL, as the teams and players alike have called for it to be eliminated, and it’s also a major reason why the league has had to overhaul its rules.
But fans have been divided over whether the NHL is on the right path in terms of bringing back the system.
Some fans have argued that the game is too slow and has too much scoring.
In the past, the league’s goalies have called out the shootout as a detriment to the game, but that sentiment has largely faded since the 2015-16 season.
According to the league, the new system will help the game feel more like the NHL’s traditional style, which involves teams and coaches using a number of different formations and zones to score.
The shootout also will allow the game to feel faster and more fluid, and the shot clock will be slowed down for the duration of a game.
The league also said the rules will not affect the team that shoots the winning goal.
That will be determined by a series of scoring decisions made by each team.
The teams will also have to score in a number to determine the winner, and a team will be awarded points based on the total number of shots on goal they get.
The goal is to score at least 10 goals in each of the last 10 minutes of the game.
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