TSN’s Bob McKenzie conducted an informal survey of GMs and found most are against no-touch icing. I was shocked, because players rushing to beat an icing call always seems so dangerous, and I thought GMs would want to protect their players. Some GMs said that injuries are just a part of the game, which I suppose is true. Apparently the USHL has a hybrid icing policy, where refs can blow their whistles for a no-touch icing when there’s any danger of an ugly collision, but also have the latitude to let a skater beat out the icing call.
It seems a little complicated, but if it protects players, it might be worth exploring.
Also, what is it about retirement that makes NHL goalies go crazy? See also: Hasek, Don and Vanbiesbrouck, John.