Why are PIM a good thing in hockey?

Updated: 10/27/2022
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Best Answer

In general, I would say that PIMs are not a good thing. The majority of PIMs (not going to take the time to find an exact percentage) are from tripping, hooking, and high-sticking. Such penalties are a result of lack of discipline and result in the offenders team skating shorthanded. Fighting is about the only potentially positive penalty to take, as both players go to the box and often fights can change the momentum of a game. But, instigator penalties, match penalties (10 min.), and game misconducts (10 min.) are also counted as PIMs and in no way are those "positive" penalties. For some reason fantasy hockey leagues incorporate PIMs as a positive stat, likely because without this stat the enforcers and grinders in the NHL would be worthless fantasy players.

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why are PIM a good thing in hockey?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is pim in hockey?

Penalties in minutes

What does pim in hockey mean?

Penalty minutes The statistic used to track penalties was traditionally called Penalty Infraction Minutes(PIM), although the alternate term Penalties in Minutes has become common in recent years.

What are the positive and negative in hockey for PIM?

You get a "+1" for being on the ice when your team scores and a "-1" when your on the ice when the opposing team scores

What nicknames did Pim Fortuyn go by?

Pim Fortuyn went by Professor Pim.

What is the thing that you hit in hockey called?

A hockey puck

What has the author Henry Pim written?

Henry Pim has not authored any widely recognized works.

How big is Pim?

Pim is about 6'2 6'1

What is the name of Mr Pim's creator?

mrs pim

What is ringette?

it is the hardest ice sport IN THE WORLD that is a good thing because if it were easy it would be called hockey

What is a try in hockey?

There is no such thing as a try in hockey. You have the wrong sport.

When was Pim Nieuwenhuis born?

Pim Nieuwenhuis was born in 1976.

When did Richard Pim die?

Richard Pim died in 1987.