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02-06-2011, 03:19 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Slap Shots has been told the NHLPA, at least as the union has been represented on the competition committee, has consistently argued against punishments that fit the crime of head-targeting.
Indeed, we were told by a well-placed source the PA only signed off on Rule 48 last summer on the condition that VP Colin Campbell not impose what the players referred to as "super suspensions," for those guilty of coming laterally to apply blindside hits to the head.
Which is why suspensions, even for repeat offenders, are generally fewer than five games.
If you're serious about concussions, shouldn't you have a "punishment fit the crime" consequence?
Seems like it might be better to ban hits to the head all together.
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