Proposed Rule Changes
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03-21-2013, 06:21 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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From my perspective, the improvements in equipment over the years have taken away the "sacrifice" and "heart" involved in blocking shots. It's become the lowest common denominator; 99% of players do it well, which is a pretty good indicator that it's less of a skill than it used to be.
Sure seem to be quite a number guys limping off, though, and not a few of them are out for a period of time.
To me, it would be like legalizing pass interference in football. If there's a defensive player who can't contain a receiver, just pull him down...it's basically a talentless play that suffocates the offense without repercussion.
Wouldn't it be more like a pass rusher putting his arms up and blocking a pass?
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