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by Paul on 09/27/09 at 05:10 PM ET
from the CP via the Globe and Mail,
Gregson, who has replaced Stephen Walkom as the NHL director of officiating, says the priorities this season will be calling the instigator penalty on fights more often and standardizing the way officials drop the puck for faceoffs.
Officials were told that the instigator has been overlooked too often.
”It’s not new,” Gregson said in a recent interview. ”We’re not changing the wording and we’re not trying to make every fight an instigator call.
”But if a player travels (to start a fight), you have to ask ’did someone clearly instigate?’ And if so, apply the rule.”
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