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  1. NHL attempts to cut down on headhunting

    Dec 21, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Nathan Horton

    Keith Jones and Pierre McGuire discuss changes related to Rule No. 48.

  2. NHL provides video explanations for two hits-related rule changes

    Sep 20, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v St. Louis Blues

    The NHL provided video explanations to the way referees will call penalties for boarding and hits to the head next season. Many believe that players are the ones who will ultimately be responsible for improving safety, though.

  3. Hockey Canada examines non-checking options for younger players, QMJHL looks at head shots

    Aug 26, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

    NHL Concussions Protest Montreal Hockey

    The 2011 Molson Export Quebec Hockey Summit will feature plenty of discussion about how to handle the sport’s most troubling hits.

  4. NHL BOG changes wording of Rules 41 and 48 to target questionable hits

    Jun 21, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

    Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe, Ben Eager

    The NHL’s Board of Governors approved a few changes to Rule 41 (boarding) and Rule 48 (illegal hits to the head). How long before the wording confuses every single player and fan around the league?

  5. GMs decide not to ban all head shots

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

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    The NHL’s GMs decided not to recommend a ban on all hits to the head during today’s meetings. But the question is: should they? Read this post and then let us know if you think all hits to the head should be illegal by casting your vote in our poll.

  6. Will the NHL eventually make all hits to the head illegal?

    Mar 12, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Max Pacioretty

    Concussions, hits to the head and other violent matters will once again dominate discussion of the spring GM meetings. In fact, Sabres GM Darcy Regier thinks that the league will eventually make all head hits illegal. Click “Read More” for the details.

  7. Gary Bettman, NHL Board of Governors discuss hits to the head, concussions

    Jan 30, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

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    Gary Bettman

    Gary Bettman admits that concussions have increased, but claims that blindside hits have decreased thanks to rule changes. Click “Read More” for the details.

  8. Leafs Mike Brown suspended three games for head shot on Ed Jovanovski

    Jan 14, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT

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    Dan Ellis, Mike Brown, Victor Hedman

    Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown is getting a league mandated vacation after catching Ed Jovanovski with a clear violation of Rule 48.

  9. Coyotes Shane Doan suspended for three games for head shot on Dan Sexton

    Oct 18, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Shane Doan was suspended for three games by the NHL. It’s a good first step for the NHL to show they’re serious about cutting down illegal head shots, but it’s just the first step towards improvement.

  10. Penguins upset with “head shot” penalty for Kris Letang, ask NHL to look into it

    Oct 16, 2010, 12:42 AM EDT

    The Penguins are upset over a game-misconduct penalty given to defenseman Kris Letang for a hit to the head of Blake Comeau. Their problem? Comeau wasn’t even hit in the head.

  11. Nick Foligno fined, but not suspended, for hit to head on Patrick Dwyer; Did NHL make the right choice?

    Oct 15, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    Nick Foligno

    The NHL decided to fine – but not suspend – Nick Foligno for his hit on Patrick Dwyer. Check out a bigger version of the video and vote on whether or not Foligno deserved to be suspended by clicking “Read More.”

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