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12-24-2012, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bluesfan94 View Post
Is that what the IIHF is saying, or is that just your inference from a ruling that goes against a CBJ player? And you're telling me that as a CBJ fan, you're not biased towards both Jenner and Howson?

Good. I'm glad that we've established that you find late hits to be acceptable.
I'm of course biased. Why wouldn't I be?

But my interest in this isn't to defend Jenner, it's to defend hitting in hockey.

Originally Posted by IIHF
"It was Jenner's intention to deliver the forceful check in spite of having the opportunity to at least make an attempt to avoid contact on Pettersson.
That's wrong. If I'm paying to watch a game, I don't want guys to swerve away just because they can. I want hits and I want guys actively trying to avoid hits after they pass the puck off even if it's been 1 second. I want forceful checks, not swerving out of the way. The trade off is that you can be out of position and be a defensive liability if you are simply going for big hits.

Safety in hockey needs to be focused on preventing head and neck injuries as well as learning how to have awareness and roll off of hits.

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