Yep, but try doing that when the guy behind the bench...
by BIGSKYND (2019-04-02 14:51:30)

In reply to: It's mostly a skill you build playing the game.  posted by Porpoiseboy

doesn't want it. I recall being near the bench at a game when two guys were coming off on their own and I heard "what the f do you f'g think you're doing?" It's really up to the staff, especially when the bench is shortened or there's a matching contest going on. Scotty Bowman would occasionally mix up lines/pairings so that the guys on the other side couldn't make decisions on their own. And some coaches are control freaks about changes.