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03-07-2012, 04:52 PM
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crashnburnluder
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Originally Posted by giraffywaffy View Post
Are you aware that prior to this season, they made an adjustment to rule 48 for hits to the head? It's absolutely legal in 2012. It's a fresh new rule
48.1 Illegal Check to the Head A hit resulting in contact with an opponent's head where the head is targeted and the principal point of contact is not permitted. However, in determining whether such a hit should have been permitted, the circumstances of the hit, including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the hit or the head contact on an otherwise legal body check was avoidable, can be considered.

This is straight off the NHL site. There will always be instances where the Head is the PPOC and its a clean, legal hit. This is one of them.

Vorachk was looking behind and turned up ice with his head down right before contact... please note once again.

However, in determining whether such a hit should have been permitted, the circumstances of the hit, including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the hit or the head contact on an otherwise legal body check was avoidable, can be considered.

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