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If that Kadri hit was a match, then the NHL rule book changed overnight. I'm ok if they want to call it that way, but never have before.

If Kadri just hauls off and punches him, it's a minor.  National Hypocrisy League.

Again, I'm cool with the call on Kadri if they want to call it that way from now on.  But they haven't and they won't.

But not a match penalty if you punch a guy into unconsciousness. Very sensible.

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Cox, who is usually one of the first to lambast players from other teams in the most hyperbolic terms possible for similar types of hits, is really showing his homer-ism here. Pretty sure using your shoulder and elbow to deliver a blow to an opponent’s head directly in front of the referee is one of the few situations which consistently warrants a match penalty, with flagrant boarding infractions being one of the others.

Posted by Dan_T on 11/14/13 at 01:36 AM ET

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