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Old 06-19-2008, 05:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: NHL Rules Changes

Originally Posted by X-Terminator View Post
If the league is really serious about protecting its stars, then getting rid of the instigator is the only way to go. People I've talked to - newer fans - seem to think that getting rid of it means we'll go back to the "Slapshot" days with bench-clearing brawls every night, when all it would mean is that a player would instantly be held accountable for their antics on the ice, or pay the price if they cheap-shot Sid or Malkin or any other star player. Even if all they did was eliminate the extra 10-minute misconduct, it would give enforcers much more freedom to patrol the ice.

As for interference, they should still call it...when it actually is interference. If contact with a player prevents an obvious scoring chance, that's interference. If a player deliberately runs over the goalie, that's interference. But if you're just fighting for the puck or for position in front of the net, that's NOT interference. Yet those are the ones that constantly get called.

Why can't we run the league? It'd be perfect!!

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