The aerial rule is probably the toughest rule out there because a lot of it is interpretation — it is so hard to have a black and white rule for it, which makes it so challenging.
We have seen issues where if umpires do not blow early enough it can be dangerous and equally if they blow too late it can also be dangerous, so they are stuck in a middle ground. But there are areas that could certainly be given more clarity.
The aerial is now being used more smartly in hockey. Players’ ability to throw an aerial stick to stick perfectly has improved and the skill level and execution has stepped up so much more.
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