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by Paul on 03/22/10 at 03:32 PM ET
from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail,
...And so the five player representatives on the committee – Jason Spezza of the Ottawa Senators, Jeff Halpern of the L.A. Kings, Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres, Brian Campbell of the Chicago Blackhawks and Mathieu Schneider of the Phoenix Coyotes – are making a counter-proposal to the rule change put forward by the league last week.
“We’ve talked about some things, but we need to bounce it off the league. Whatever we do this year is only going to be a band-aid, we’ve been trying for two years to get something in and the league has said there’s already the rules in place that protect head shots and now they want to make a change,” Spezza said after a team skate at the Bell Centre. “But we have to be careful though, there’s what, 10 games left in the season, you don’t want to make a change and put the refs in a bad position.”
Spezza added that the short-term fix the players are advocating is “very similar” to the language in the league’s proposed rule, but that there is no question that it is only a short-term fix.
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