NHL says spin-o-rama will be monitored closely

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Mason Raymond’s signature spin-o-rama shootout goal on Saturday, and the complaint that went with it, prompted the NHL to clarify the issue Sunday evening on its website.

According to senior league executive Colin Campbell, players who attempt the shootout move are risking a goal being called back if “1) there is interference on the goaltender or 2) the puck stops completely or 3) their motion stops completely and/or reverses.”

Looking at Raymond’s goal, it doesn’t appear that the puck ever stops moving. Still, there’s something that doesn’t seem fair about a player being allowed to jam on the brakes and reverse the puck like that. Which is why the move looked to be going the way of the dodo bird in June; however, there was no support to eliminate it from the NHLPA.