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04-14-2011, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TheStranger View Post
"Have to always be in control of your stick on the ice, regardless of where players are" so if you fall awkwardly, where nobody in the world would have control of their stick and hit someone, it should be 4 minutes. But every couple games someone gets high sticked on a follow through, or back swing for a slap shot, and it's not called, as in the rules follow throughs aren't high sticks.
You seem to have left out the part in the high-sticking rule that says 'A “high stick” is one which is carried above the height of the opponent’s shoulders.' Note that it says above the height of the opponent's shoulders as opposed to simply 'above the opponent's shoulders'. In other words, if your head is below shoulder level, you can't be the victim of a high-sticking penalty.

Are there any clips of anybody getting called for high-sticking an opponent who is laying on the ice? If there are, I would love to see them.

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