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Expect A Mish-Mash At the Olympics

from the Philadelphia Inquirer via the Rutland Herald,
Federation president Rene Fasel said, in a written bulletin: "For the first time in hockey history we have the opportunity for the IIHF and the NHL to be on the same page when enforcing the rules and calling restraining fouls like hooking, holding and interference." But Colin Campbell, the NHL's director of hockey operations, told us Friday that the NHL doesn't expect its rules to be followed with full compliance. "This process has and is not an easy journey," Campbell said, referring to the months of meetings needed to get the NHL clubs to agree on rule changes. Can a new obstruction policy "be applied at the Olympics with a mixture of players and officials who are, and are not, exposed to it? It will be difficult.
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