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  1. 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.

  2. Stamkos says players need to be more accountable for head shots

    Sep 1, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos speaks out against head shot and says that his fellow NHLers need to be more accountable for their actions on the ice. He thinks the league is headed in the right direction, but ultimately the responsibility falls to the players.

  3. 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?

  4. NHL GM’s suggest dropping “blindside” from description of Rule 48 for head shots

    Jun 8, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Three

    During the NHL GM meetings in Boston, they’ve suggested a slight adjustment to Rule 48 that could go a long way to cleaning things up in the league.

  5. Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome to have disciplinary meeting Tuesday morning; Suspension likely

    Jun 7, 2011, 12:53 AM EDT

    Aaron Rome

    Aaron Rome will meet with NHL VP of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy about his late and dirty hit on Nathan Horton. Don’t expect him to skate by on this one.

  6. Video: Aaron Rome’s dirty hit on Nathan Horton overshadows a scoreless first period in Game 3

    Jun 6, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Three

    Aaron Rome’s late and dirty hit on Nathan Horton will dominate discussion after the first period and beyond after a scoreless first period in Game 3.

  7. Fun with coincidence: Canucks GM Mike Gillis upset over unpenalized hit on Kevin Bieksa

    Apr 25, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Mike Gillis

    Canucks GM Mike Gillis is upset about Bryan Bickell’s hit on Kevin Bieksa that went unpenalized.

  8. NHL suspends Jan Hejda two games for elbowing Chicago’s Marcus Kruger

    Apr 2, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Jan Hejda

    Columbus’ Jan Hejda was suspended by the league for two games for his elbow to the head of Chicago rookie Marcus Kruger.

  9. NHL suspends Brad Marchand two games for elbowing R.J. Umberger

    Mar 17, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT

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    The NHL handed down a two game suspension to Bruins forward Brad Marchand for his cheap shot elbow to the back of R.J. Umberger’s head.

  10. Pacioretty fallout: Air Canada threatens to pull sponsorships over NHL headshot problem

    Mar 9, 2011, 10:19 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens

    If the NHL and the NHLPA can’t get their act together to curtail head shots, perhaps a major sponsor pulling their money can get everyone moving.

  11. Video: Mike Milbury says Sidney Crosby is running out of time this season

    Mar 9, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    In this week’s hot topics, Mike Milbury talks about how Sidney Crosby is running out of time to help the Penguins this season.

  12. Anton Volchenkov receives three-game suspension for elbowing Zach Boychuk

    Feb 9, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Anton Volchenkov will sit down for three games thanks to his targeted elbow to the head of Zach Boychuk.

  13. NHL hands Daniel Paille a four-game suspension for blindside hit on Ray Sawada

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Buffalo Sabres - Game Five

    The NHL decided to suspend Daniel Paille for four games for his blindside hit on Ray Sawada.

  14. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discuss how to not “babyproof” the NHL; NHL’s best and worst

    Jan 23, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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    Marc Savard

    Check out Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury have it out over head shots in the league.

  15. Mike Milbury’s Hat Trick – How Rule 48 is OK and Danny Briere’s insane fine

    Jan 19, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Mike Milbury

    NBC’s Mike Milbury gives us his take on whether or not Rule 48 is doing its job, whether the Oilers have any blame over Ales Hemsky’s concussion, and how Daniel Briere’s fine is a sign of how soft the NHL has gotten.

  16. 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.

  17. Marc Staal won’t be punished for his crushing hit on Matthew Stajan

    Nov 23, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

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    New York’s Marc Staal won’t be punished by the NHL for his huge hit on Calgary’s Matthew Stajan. Did the NHL get it right?

  18. Even big guys like Zdeno Chara have to worry about head shots

    Nov 10, 2010, 11:25 PM EDT

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    You think it’s easy being a big guy in the NHL? Even 6’9″ Zdeno Chara has worries about head shots.

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