Evgeni Malkin's spin-o-rama goal in the shootout against the Canadiens Tuesday has resurrected the debate over whether such moves are illegal. The general consensus is that they aren't entirely kosher, but the NHL has tolerated them and there's no going back once the precedent has been set. The anti spin-o-rama camp, which includes most goaltenders in the league, bases its opposition on a rule that doesn't exist.
Evgeni Malkin's spin-o-rama goal stirs debate
Montreal Gazette | Feb 9