NHL players discuss their least-favorite rules

              Dallas Stars center Jason Dickinson (16) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Stars center Matts Zuccarello (36), of Norway. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Associated Press and Canadian Press asked NHLPA player representatives from all 31 NHL teams what they see as being the worst rule in hockey. Selected responses:

“I don’t know about the challenge on offside. I don’t know if you should take it away or not. Maybe a whistle gets blown sometimes a little too quickly. I understand why the ref or linesman might do it, to protect themselves if there’s a tough call. And the linesmen, they’re the best in the world, I think we should trust they can make the call and let them do it. Let them make the decision like it was before. I don’t know if I’m totally against it, but I think that’s one we can look into.” — MIKAEL BACKLUND, Calgary Flames