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by Paul on 06/04/09 at 10:53 PM ET
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
NHL Players Association head Paul Kelly says the fight to eliminate blows to the head isn’t over, just because NHL general managers expressed “no appetite” to change the rules when they met Tuesday prior to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final.
“I respect the general managers’ views, but that’s not the end of the dialogue,” Kelly told reporters. “This issue will come up again in the competition committee meeting.
“The rule that our players have proposed … No. 1, it has to be a player who’s in a vulnerable position. No. 2, in the judgment of the official, the attacking player has to target the head of that vulnerable player, and No. 3, he has to make contact with that head with any part of his body, including the shoulder. So there’s elements of intent, targeting and vulnerability.
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