R.I.P. to ‘the dry scrape’


Farewell “dry scrape.” We barely knew thee.

The NHL made it official that the practice will no longer be in place as of Saturday, Nov. 22:

In case you can’t see the league’s tweet, the NHL will go back to TV timeout-style procedures between the third period and overtime, generally a two-minute process instead of the five-minute one it’s replacing. Interestingly, shootouts will begin immediately if games don’t end in OT.

Let’s give the league credit: they’re pretty swift about eliminating really minor tweaks that annoy people.

If only GMs and beat writers could complain so loudly about the trapezoid …