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ATLANTA - JANUARY 14: Goaltender Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on January 14, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
There are a few goaltenders rather displeased with the NHL right now about offensive players intentionally barreling into them while they reside inside the cozy confines of their crease. These few goalies believe they're not being protected enough. To those goaltenders, we'd offer the following advice. Get hurt. Badly. The NHL has shown, time and again, that it responds to the cocktail of (a) widespread politicking about an issue and (b) catastrophic injury. Rule 48 was born after a season of stretchers on the ice and public outrage over the inadequacies of the rulebook to deal with blindside hits. The rulebook was again altered for head shots and boarding calls after Sidney Crosby's concussion and the subsequent outrage. Let's not forget that the rink itself was altered at the stanchion following the Chara/Pacioretty affair. So it's not enough for Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard to complain about players taking runs at them; we need a significant goaltender to suffer a significant i...
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