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12-29-2012, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
How is playing within the rules dictating the rules? Unless you can show me where in the rulebook it states that body checking is illegal then what you are arguing is moot.
What is too hard a hit and what is not is up to interpretations though.

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Originally Posted by peck420 View Post
As for the poster that stated that the rules should be based on the majority and that would mean IIHF rules, you would be wrong. 66% of all registered hockey players, globally, play in North America, so it would mean NA rules would rule the day.
The other way to look at it is that the majority of the countries is in Europe. So if (IF) Canada wants to play in international tournaments with European countries, it has to arrange itself with European refereeing.

Of course majority of players vs majority of countries lead us nowhere. Yes, a unified set of rules & interpretations is the only solution.

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