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08-15-2011, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
If, god forbid, we lose him to concussion problems for his you think that's the final straw for the NHL before they make drastic changes to the hitting and fighting in the game? They'd be losing the face of the game.
I think they will be cutting down hard on certain kinds of hits: headhunting, blindside hits, hits from behind, boarding, etc. will probably earn you a Matt Cookesque type of suspension: 5-10 games and more depending on the severity. I also think that with Colie Campbell stepping down and Shanahan stepping in we will probably see blind justice, which I think is a good thing. I think the NHL may turn to the NFL's style of fines and suspensions where a player who commits the act is fined and suspended regardless of intent.

Fighting on the other hand I don't think will be taken out of the sport. Anyone who has ever played understands this.

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