Lets look at the different types of icing. Keep in mind these are simple definitions and there are circumstances when an icing can be waved off by the linesman.
Touch Icing: The defending player must touch the puck before any opposing player to complete the icing call. In place in the NHL and AHL.
Hybrid Icing: Play is stopped immediately if the player on the opposing team reaches the faceoff dot first, instead of skating all the way across the goal line to touch the puck. In place in the NCAA.
Automatic Icing: Play is blown dead immediately once the puck crosses the goal line. In place in USA Hockey.
I believe that the NHL needs to go to hybrid icing just as the Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher suggests. If you need a reason why check out the video below of Kurtis Foster breaking his femur on a touch icing play. Add a comment below to agree or disagree.