I'm hoping this is just precautionary league protocol stuff like Holland is saying and not something seriously long-term. I keep thinking back to how the Hedman and Steckel hits on Crosby looked at the time.
I'm also wishing really bad things on Cowen. Not very classy I know. But f*** him. The big slow-footed dummy couldn't keep up with Datsyuk and instead of falling down like Couture, decided an elbow to the face was a good idea.
I think you mean you want Spezza or Ryan to try to move out of a hit, this allows any player to through fists, elbows, sticks, it doesn't matter so long as the other person didn't want to be hit it is there fault.