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by Paul on 12/12/05 at 03:23 PM ET
International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel insists the group will use the NHL model to root out the obstruction that has become a blight on the international game in recent years. "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. ... It is our responsibility toward the game and its fans to seize this opportunity and showcase hockey as a sport of unique speed and skill to a projected TV audience of 2.3 billion viewers." That will be easier said than done given the IIHF is determined to employ just one referee instead of the two-man crews that have been crucial to reducing the obstruction fouls in the NHL this season.continued...and around the rink, ESPN style...
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