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Should The Instigator Rule Be Abolished?

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11-02-2004, 09:12 PM
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Should The Instigator Rule Be Abolished?

Simple question, should the instigator rule be abolished? In my opinion I think it should. I have seen several instances where someone injures a player and then someone else injures them intentionally when if the instigator wasnt there the player that injured the guy intentionally could have just fought him.

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Definately. It'd take the pest elements out of the game and would allow enforcers to actually enforce.

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I voted no, but I think I dont understand the rule.

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11-03-2004, 05:00 AM
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Yes - a MILLION times over ...
Who doesn't think that way?
Bring back Ziegler! He had no problem with fighting, and Hockey was better then!

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yes,

let the players police themselves.

if one player forcefully starts a fight when the other doesn't want to go the ref still can throw an extra 2 minutes for roughing to the instigator anyways. The problem is the automatic 10 minute misconduct and suspension if you get three instigators in a season.

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yes worst rule in the NHL, allows to many players to get away with cheap shots

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I don't mind the instigator, if it is used properly.

You jump a guy from behind and start filling him, you get credit for instigating it.

Some guy nails your best player with an elbow and it takes him a little coaxing to go, that shouldn't be an instigator.

I don't have a problem with the spirit of the rule, just in the way it is implemented.

You don't want some of these big 6'4 230+lbs guys going around being out and out "bullies" with no checks in place...

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