Found December 21, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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from Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated, Not to take face time away from Brendan Shanahan and his seemingly daily on-camera explanation of yet another suspension, but I think I can help clear the clutter for him. More importantly, I believe the solution to this complex issue—what constitutes a legal hit and what is out of bounds while the NHL struggles to eradicate hits to the head—is simple in its core solution. Better yet, the league already has a rule on its books that addresses the issue. The last paragraph of Rule 81.1—Icing—states, “Any contact between opposing players while pursuing the puck on an icing must be for the sole purpose of playing the puck and not for eliminating the opponent from playing the puck…” And there you have it: A provision that protects a player from a potentially dangerous and reckless situation while allowing for contact in the act of playing the puck. Isn’t that goal all over the ice? Instead of splitting hairs with shades of gray and another endle...
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