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01-14-2012, 04:06 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
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If there is one thing in hockey that is NOT subjective it is that bleeding equals 4 minutes. It's not as if one ref will see blood and the other won't. It's there or it's not, and that results in the call.
And yes I realize that technically there is no rule regarding blood. It is actually injury that warrants the double minor. It has just become commonplace that blood = injury = double minor.
What you're arguing is the legitimacy of the blood as a result of the infraction.
Yes... I could have worded it better, meant that some awful high sticks can be only 2 mins, yet minor ones can be 4, just because there is blood, which is very easy to draw, and I am surprised more players don't! Exactly the same action can take place, yet the penalty will be different.
And I do not think he was hit square on the jaw, but that it was glancing... which can still cause a concussion.
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