VANCOUVER, BC – OCTOBER 20: Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) looks at his stick during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on October 20, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-1. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire)

The Instigator |Episode 31

Tale of Two Rulebooks

Listen to “The Instigator – Episode 31 – Tale of Two Rulebooks” on Spreaker.

The NHL rulebook is over 200 pages. Why is only 60 of the pages used in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brad Burud of Inside Edge Hockey News discusses why this is not correct and why this negatively effects teams. Rules should not change in the post season. Not in hockey or any other sport. How is an official suppose to make consistent calls when he is expected to change his style because it is the playoffs? You have a rulebook, use it!


Brad Burud the owner/editor of the Inside Edge Hockey News. I am a huge fan of hockey, from youth hockey, to junior hockey, and of course professional hockey. I have played, coached, worked as statistician, and watched hockey all of my life. Hockey is not just a game, it is a lifestyle and family. The game of hockey is great! It can bring you nights of great enjoyment. It also brings nights where you feel like your team will never win. I am proud to be a journalist for the greatest game in the world. I have a degree in Business Administration, Psychology from Minot State University. I also have a Hockey General Manager and Scouting, and Sports Communications/Journalism degree from Sports Management Worldwide. I am also a member of the Sports Executives Association. Most of all I am a fan. Hockey is a huge part of my life and my families life.

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