Found October 04, 2011 on Red Light District Hockey:
Touch icing has been a touchy subject over the years. With another unfortunate (and ugly) incident occurring on Friday, the debate about the rules of icing has fired up again. Does a change need to be made? And if so, what will it take for the NHL to make such a change?Taylor Fedun, 23 years old, is an undrafted defenseman out of the University of Princeton; he was signed by Edmonton in March. Before last Friday, he was an unknown. Now hockey fans know him as the player that broke his femur in a race for the puck on a delayed icing call. Eventually, hockey fans may also see Fedun’s unfortunate injury (seen below) as a breaking point in the NHL’s decision to change its rules with icing.Fedun isn’t the first player to suffer such an injury due to touch icing; and the longer the NHL waits to make a rule change, Fedun may not be the last. Defenseman Kurtis Foster, who has been an NHL regular since the lockout, is most known for breaking his femur on a similar play back in 2008.Fo...
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