Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NHL news

A release on the Blackhawks site last night stated that "The National Hockey League's Board of Governors tonight unanimously approved a rule prohibiting 'a lateral, back-pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact'."

If this were Facebook, I'd hit the "like" button. While some of the fighting in the NHL is about as real as the WWF, some of the hits out there, especially head shots, are quite brutal and can mean a player isn't just out for a game, but for perhaps a few weeks or the rest of the season, or - Lord Stanley preserve us - the rest of their career.

The timing and details for the implementation are still to be worked out, but you can bet the rest of the season will definitely look towards the new rule when making calls, as has been done for the past few weeks.

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