Report: Sidney Crosby might not be ready for the start of the 2011-12 season
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08-15-2011, 05:55 AM
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If, god forbid, we lose him to concussion problems for his career...d
o 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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