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It’s Not About No-Touch Icing

From Ken Campbell at The Hockey News,

It was about as predictable as an episode of Three’s Company. The moment Kurtis Foster of the Minnesota Wild went hurtling into the boards and broke his leg last week trying to beat Torrey Mitchell of the San Jose Sharks to the puck, the usual hue and cry came from the hockey community calling for an immediate move to no-touch icing.

The loud dresser with the loud mouth who rules Canada during the first intermission on Saturday night was, of course, first in line, continuing to beat a nag that he has had for years.

How noble.

continued…

*If you need a reminder, Campbell’s piece is partly in reference to this clip from Don Cherry on the latest Coach’s Corner.

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NHL Must Institute No-Touch Icing

from CBC Sports,

Cherry said the National Hockey League must institute no-touch icing precisely because Foster was forced to do what he did.

“Look, if you want to wear a visor, you can wear a visor, that’s your choice,” Cherry said to host Ron MacLean. “If you want to fight, you can fight, that’s your choice.

“[Foster] had no choice…. If he doesn’t go in, he’s chicken, and it’s too bad, what was he going to do? Hold up and let the guy go in? He has to go in, and that’s too bad.”

Update 10:07pm ET: Foster is currently healing, post-surgery.  Below, we’ve added Youtube footage of Don Cherry’s complete comments on the matter:

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  Tags: don+cherry, icing, injuries, kurtis+foster, nhl+rules

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