Maybe my memory is a tad foggy (or there were too many fermented malt beverages consumed over the years), but I seem to recall how the league ran somewhat smoothly without the issues we see today.
Whatevs, dawg. I live in the real world. I've seen the NHL without the instigator rule, and I know that it can exist and work reasonably well. "The NHL getting their s*** in order" with regards to preventing cheapshots through dicipline is something that I have never seen and am not sure I believe to be possible. I mean, that would be nice, much as sexy space aliems giving me money and handjobs would be nice, but I don't clamour for things that I'm not certain are even possible in this mortal coil.
Hey - if you're in the greater Milwaukee area could you pick me, and my Leprechaun buddy up?...He needs to get back to Ireland post-haste!
I'm sorry, I forgot that I live in fairy tale land.
I'll just leave and go ride my unicorn off into the sunset. Later, homeskillet.
I hope you're wrong...If that's the case - why not eliminate checking from the game altogether?
I heard that the players would like to expand it beyond just lateral or coming from behind type plays, they want to avoid even the head shots that come head on (no pun intended). I may have heard wrong as I just got the end of a radio discussion yesterday.