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Addressing Non-Calls for Head Hits

Last night’s Canucks/Predators game was a nasty debacle about which I can’t form coherent thoughts without losing rational judgment. (i.e. The Canucks seem to be sapping my will to live; so you can see how “rational judgement” isn’t a big part of the thought process right now.)

So instead I’m going to set that whole mess aside and concentrate on something that occurred to me during that game, on the topic of head-hits. It’s an issue that demands serious analysis (not exactly my bailiwick, admittedly) but I’ve decided to take a shot at it.

Canucks and Predators fans will remember that Mattias Ohlund took a hit to the head in the second period, an elbow from (I think) Joel Ward. I’m not going to judge that hit in particular, but want to consider the procedures in place to make that call during a game.

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