In my opinion you shouldn't call an illegal activity after the whistle, with no organization, a scrum.
Scrums are highly organized restarts to the game after a minor altercation. They are much more akin to a face-off.
If they insist on using a Rugby term I think they should call these things rucks. That's a good, tough, hockey sounding word.
However, I looked in the NHL 2012-2013 Rulebook and the word "scrum" is indeed used for these activities.
So now I'm just a hockey newbie who doesn't know what he is talking about, and I should just sit down and shut up, right?
No. I still get my opinion and I say it is wrong to call it a scrum. I'm still going to cringe everytime I hear it, but I will stop shouting at my TV. At least I'll stop shouting at it for this reason.
I think this:
|Scrum (before engaged)|