One guy mercilessly trolled the NHL into creating a better rule book | Weird Rules

  • Published: 17 May 2018
  • Roger Neilson manipulated the NHL rulebook so much that he landed in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He changed the sport, not just through these three rule changes, but also by instituting offseason training as well as the idea of studying video to plan for opponents. Who’d have guessed that’d help?

    Rules include…
    1. You can’t put anyone in goal for a penalty shot, it must be the goaltender and they must stay in goal
    2. The goalie cannot leave equipment, such as his stick or even a mound of ice, in front of the goal after he has been pulled
    3. If you intentionally sub too many men onto the ice it results in a penalty shot


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Comments • 789

  • DeAndre Thomas
    DeAndre Thomas  1 days back

    What if one day the listener doesn’t want to hear the story

    • Ana Castellano
      Ana Castellano  4 days back

      Roger Neilson: “Okay everyone, strip naked and put all your clothes in the goal”.

      • Ana Castellano
        Ana Castellano  4 days back

        This guy was like a real life beta tester.

        • Mike
          Mike  2 weeks back

          They could make a movie, and Leo could play him.

          • noel copeman
            noel copeman  3 weeks back

            My great cousin Bill Durnan, Hall of Fame, Montreal Canadians Goalie, was the reason the NHL they implemented the Durnan Rule, which stated that goalies could not be the captain of the team. He would go and complain to the ref's between whistles, and it gave his team a longer break. Luongo was the first goalie to become captain of a team YEARS later. Bill also had a very wild career. 6 Vezina's, 2 Cups in 7 years of playing. He quit because he didnt like the travel. HA.

            • Jason C.
              Jason C.  3 weeks back

              People still watch NHL? 🤨

              • Shaygmire Canucks
                Shaygmire Canucks  4 weeks back

                Did he really just respond to "did you know that kid who used to use loopholes?" with "yeah definitely" and began to talk about travelling in basketball? How does that make any sense? Just cause they are young doesnt make a perfectly valid rule a loophole.

                • AnAceism
                  AnAceism  2 months back

                  sorry vox related , thats a nope.

                  • Argenis Arteaga
                    Argenis Arteaga  2 months back

                    Traveling as a forth grader? Trash.

                    • Matthew Rusinyak
                      Matthew Rusinyak  2 months back

                      This dude is a legend

                      • J M
                        J M  2 months back

                        He’s a black hat in coding terms

                        • J M
                          J M  2 months back

                          I wrote this before the end off the video sorry

                      • Daily Doser
                        Daily Doser  2 months back

                        Can you find any videos of these sutuation things that made these rules?

                        • Jeffrey Tam
                          Jeffrey Tam  2 months back

                          He was also a really good coach in general, and also was one of the first people to use video as a coaching tool. We think of video as a ubiquitous thing in sports today, but 35 years ago, it was a real innovation.

                          • Adam P
                            Adam P  3 months back

                            he's the beliechiek and joe madden of hockey

                            • canuckfreak007
                              canuckfreak007  3 months back

                              Rodger Nelson was a legend and a great coach. And was a great teacher of hockey. But he also knew and understood the rules better than the people writing them. They are known throughout the NHL is the Rodger Neilson rules. There is even one time during a game as the refereeing was absolutely terrible he was coaching the Canucks at the time and he was so pissed off that he grabbed a hockey stick stuck a white towel on the end of it and waved it in surrender. And that's how the white towel waving in the playoffs was started in Vancouver. There is actually a statue outside of the Arena in Vancouver to commemorate that moment and what a great man in Coach he was.

                              • Li Tai Fang
                                Li Tai Fang  3 months back


                                • jwallE93
                                  jwallE93  3 months back

                                  Why does it feel like the NFL will start making Bill rules like 4 O-Line and a WR stays on the line and doesn’t run a route, this happened.
                                  I can see Bill tell a water boy start building a10ft snowman! Why? We putting him in their for Field Goal Block! Or Tom ask why do we have a Baboon at Line Backer? We can have 11 players on the field nothing about a trained animal blitzing the QB though.

                                  • ö ü
                                    ö ü  3 months back

                                    They should make a comedy hockey movie after this guy

                                    • chandler dale
                                      chandler dale  3 months back

                                      Nike would be more successful if they had me over Jordan as the face. -Paul Pierce

                                      • Elan Gunos
                                        Elan Gunos  3 months back

                                        No one said that you can't use a flamethrower to melt the ice.

                                        • Kevin Favron
                                          Kevin Favron  3 months back

                                          Hugh fan of you guys is there any footage of Roger shenanigans

                                          • Mariamyupperz
                                            Mariamyupperz  3 months back

                                            roger.... SISTER SIIIIIISTER!!!!!!

                                            • Andrew d
                                              Andrew d  3 months back

                                              BUT IF WE HAD SOM3ONE UPSIDEDOWN

                                              • Ashley Cobb
                                                Ashley Cobb  3 months back

                                                That guy who brought about the shot clock was Dean Smith and the 4 corners.

                                                • Nick Scheidt
                                                  Nick Scheidt  4 months back

                                                  Jesus loves you

                                                  • Salman El-Farsi
                                                    Salman El-Farsi  4 months back

                                                    If you are going to mention Roger Neilson, then you have to also say that he was the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs for no other purpose than stating this important fact; otherwise, this video, although historically accurate, becomes hollow. Good for you @McJohnson.

                                                    • Corky DeLarge
                                                      Corky DeLarge  4 months back

                                                      Let us not forget what happened to the guy who wanted to build a snowman in "Cannibal, the Musical".

                                                      • Ulquiorra Cifer
                                                        Ulquiorra Cifer  4 months back

                                                        If only the law was that quick to update.

                                                        • Patrick Wright
                                                          Patrick Wright  4 months back

                                                          So you're saying he's the Bill Belichick of hockey more or less...

                                                          Stealing signals, pre-snap motion rules, sideline cameras, substitution procedures, ball air pressure... He's made a lot of rules necessary himself.

                                                          • Clive Pinnock
                                                            Clive Pinnock  4 months back

                                                            Correction: Bill Belichick is the Roger Nielson of football. Roger did it first.

                                                        • ChuckO
                                                          ChuckO  4 months back

                                                          Roger Neilson is the Smokey Yunick of hockey.

                                                          • Matthew C
                                                            Matthew C  4 months back

                                                            Saw this scenario play out in Rugby, 2017 underdogs Italy Vs England, ref telling bamboozled England captain "I'm the referee not your coach, it's not my job to come up with your strategies" lol

                                                            • Nilendra Perera
                                                              Nilendra Perera  4 months back

                                                              They should make a movie of this guy starring Leo

                                                              • tyedyejedi
                                                                tyedyejedi  4 months back

                                                                Have your whole team hang upside down over the ice and just knock players helmets off. Lol... It can be done!

                                                                • dabootv
                                                                  dabootv  4 months back

                                                                  I thought it would be about brodeur :D

                                                                  • Nope Nope
                                                                    Nope Nope  4 months back

                                                                    Had a team try and do the 3rd rule to us in youth hockey and we had to show the rule to the ref because it awarded us the goal lol

                                                                    • Jamie Koenig
                                                                      Jamie Koenig  4 months back

                                                                      Listened to the first rule.. What a lack of substance pos video

                                                                      • Art Shamsky
                                                                        Art Shamsky  5 months back

                                                                        Neilson 1) was effectively "knighted" by the nation of Canada, and 2) is a member of the hockey Hall of Fame. Wiki says he "was responsible for many innovations in the game." Gotta love their commitment to neutrality. Or maybe it's SB Nation's "alternate" way of looking at things. Either way, genius.

                                                                        • im_sorry_i_forgot_my_username

                                                                          Chaotic good

                                                                          • James Cook
                                                                            James Cook  5 months back

                                                                            Dude was a genius.

                                                                            • Santiago Castro
                                                                              Santiago Castro  5 months back

                                                                              4:39 what if a defender does it?

                                                                              • Poo Poo
                                                                                Poo Poo  5 months back

                                                                                Ain’t no rule saying you need to wear skates

                                                                                • Polar Bear
                                                                                  Polar Bear  5 months back

                                                                                  Is thete a rule against an 800lb goalie who completely covers the net? Like one of those guys that needs a wall removed so they can go out the house.

                                                                                  • mackenzie
                                                                                    mackenzie  5 months back

                                                                                    chaotic good?

                                                                                    • Brad Bunnell
                                                                                      Brad Bunnell  5 months back

                                                                                      Nelson's rules were changed by the NHL. They were lame..

                                                                                      • Tim D
                                                                                        Tim D  5 months back

                                                                                        I was gonna tell you how wrong you are but then I saw you spelled his last name as Nelson and decided it's not worth my time.

                                                                                    • Jim Beanbragger
                                                                                      Jim Beanbragger  5 months back

                                                                                      Those glasses look much better

                                                                                      • BloggerMusicMan
                                                                                        BloggerMusicMan  5 months back

                                                                                        This video is funny and informative, but doesn't even come close to encapsulating Roger Nielson's legacy (nor does it intend to, granted, but I feel it's worth mentioning).

                                                                                        As was alluded to, he was a very innovative coach. It wasn't just the training in the offseason, as was mentioned, he was one of if not the first coach to use video as a tool for coaching. (He also inadvertently started a tradition when he was Vancouver's coach. He felt ripped off by the refs during a playoff game and put a white cloth on top of a stick, raising it in the air. Canucks fans and other team's fans eventually copied this and started waving white towels as a show of support for their teams.)

                                                                                        But he was also beloved. They have a street named after him in Ottawa, where he was an assistant coach and where he died. They also have a school and a palliative care centre named after him in Ottawa.

                                                                                        Unfortunately, he never won the Stanley Cup. He deserved it just about as much as anyone in hockey who never did win, He came close one year in Vancouver and lost to a dominant Islanders team in the Final. I wish he stayed with the New York Rangers for one more year, where I'm sure he would have won with the team he would have had in 1994.

                                                                                        • Tatsahiko
                                                                                          Tatsahiko  5 months back

                                                                                          Roger Neilson is the Chaotic Good of hockey

                                                                                          • skatelegged
                                                                                            skatelegged  5 months back

                                                                                            5:39 "Leonardo DiCaprio type" ? Did Roger Neilson play a part in the Titanic movie, or... are you perhaps thinking of Leonardo DaVinci ?

                                                                                            • YouthEnergy
                                                                                              YouthEnergy  5 months back

                                                                                              They mentioned the movie "Catch Me If You Can", which stars Leo DiCaprio.