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NHL explains legal & illegal hits to the head

March 25, 2010

Sean Leahy over at Puck Daddy has a great post and a video from the NHL that explains just want kind of hit will no be legal and illegal.

Tonight’s NHL games will be the dawn of a new era in a sense. Gone will be the unpenalized blindside headshots that have plague the game for some time now. The NHL and the NHLPA agreed to the new rule that prohibits “a lateral, back-pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact”. For the remainder of the regular season and playoffs, Colin Campbell will be able to spin the Wheel of Justice hand out supplemental discipline to any players who target the head of an opponent CONTINUED…

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