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Tippett calls first day of rules summit “very constructive”

Aug 22, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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NHL players, coaches, general managers and officials began a two-day “rules summit” on Tuesday.

Phoenix Coyotes bench boss Dave Tippett provided positive feedback regarding yesterday’s five-hour meeting.

“It was a very constructive meeting,” Tippett added. “Is there anything earth-shattering coming out of it? Probably not, but it really continues to give everybody ideas on how we can improve our game. It’s a great game already, but we just always want to try to improve.”

Dan Rosen reports that attendees included:

Today’s three-hour meeting sets out to review what was discussed and come to conclusions – if any – about rule changes, according to Rosen.

  1. dmfc1112 - Aug 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Can they please start handing out fines to the players for their ridiculous embellishments?? I’m tired of seeing players snapping their heads back in a pathetic attempt to draw a penalty, especially when they aren’t even touched. Prime example was Kris Letang when he got touched by Wayne simmonds. Clean the game up that way and restore some integrity. The refs job is hard enough.

    Why not talk about modifying the instigator rule and make the enforcer relevant again?? My bets are on cheap shots being reduced if you make the players accountable on the ice.

  2. hockeyflow33 - Aug 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    No goalie reps?

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