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Olympics vs. NHL: How the rules are different

Updated: December 16, 2005, 11:36 AM ET
ESPN.com

We've seen all of the new rule changes to the NHL this season. But when the league's best head to Turin, Italy, for the 2006 Winter Olympics, some of the old rules will be mixed in with the new.

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) oversees Olympic and world championship competitions and did not change its rules to coincide with the NHL's new look. The biggest gap now is with goaltender rules as the IIHF will still abide by the old equipment sizes from the NHL's previous collective-bargaining ...

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