Day 1 of Week 4 and we already have some rule controversy! Last night the Cudas vs Pens game was FF'd due to an AHL player on the Pens being caught up in an NHL ECU game. The game was reportedly called at 11 minutes passed game time (9:30pm) as the current LGAHL rules allows. It looks like roughly the same lineup was in the 10:30pm game as the 9:30pm game for the Cudas, so there might have been some other league schedule/personale issues in terms of waiting around for an NHL game to finish. (reason is irrelevant) All the bullshit and salt aside, does this warrant a rule change? My proposition is allowing up to 10 minutes past the normal mercy time (20 minutes total) for a team that has an AHL player ECUing for an NHL team. After 20 minutes the NHL ECU team needs to fill in their lineup with an actual ECU because there needs to be a limit in terms of getting AHL games going. Extra time would need to be proved by the AHL player in question being in an NHL lineup at the same time either on the site or on stream (proving the game is still running). ECU's are EMERGENCY call ups. An AHL player ECUing for an NHL team isn't necessarily an emergency situation. If the NHL game gets going 10+ minutes past start time then that AHL player is SOL for his scheduled game during the next half hour. NHL ECUs should be encouraged for AHL players because the AHL is (like it or not) is a developmental league for the Biggies. Would love to get some discussion going for a potential rule change. Keep the shitposting out of this thread, as what happened last night was 100% by the rules. Disagree with the "sportsmanship" of it if you like, but clearly something should change in this particular situation so that this doesn't happen (again) in the Playoffs or effect the outcome of someones season (like Toffoli had mentioned in the SB) Down for different opinions and suggestions! Friendly discussion people!