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by @DaveDavisHockey on 03/12/11 at 11:05 AM ET
From Eric Duhatschek of The Globe and Mail,
One day – and he’s not sure when that day will come – but Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier believes the NHL will eventually penalize all hits to the head.
It is the logical outcome, Regier says, of a path the league started down exactly a year ago, when NHL general managers unexpectedly passed a rule mid-season in order to ban blindside hits to the head.
A number of Regier’s colleagues, including Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford, also believe the league will eventually need to make all head hits illegal. Others, such as Toronto Maple Leafs boss Brian Burke, fear such a shift might too radically undermine the fabric of the game.
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