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Put An End To This

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Pre-game incidents are few and far between now, but it only takes one to get out of hand. So if the league really wants to eliminate that, there’s an easy three-step plan it can institute.

One, make sure two of the four on-ice officials patrol the centre red line during warm-up, like they do at some levels of junior hockey. It might require a negotiation with the NHL Officials’ Association but it’s hard to believe it would be a big problem.

Two, for any player who crosses the centre red line during warm-up, as identified by the on-ice officials, that player receives a 10-minute misconduct to start the game.

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