This is a sports world wide problem with fake autographs on Ebay. I get mine in person or from a reputable dealer (Steinersports, Frozen Pond, Mrhockey.com, etc.). If I get it in person, I always get a photo of the player signing the item, usually with me in the pic. All I need is Slava Kozlov to sign a jersey and I have the complete set of Russian 5 autographed jerseys. Also, I have several Gordie signed items from in person meetings, but I ordered a pic and puck from his website and the guy is as classy through correspondence as he is in person. I ordered 2 items and received 5 in the mail, with thanks. By far the one of the most fan-loving guys out there. Also I ordered a pic from Tedlindsay.com. When I received it, it was rolled up and the Sharpie had transferred from the front to the back in spots. I wrote them and said that I still treasured the photo and would not return it for a replacement. I received in the mail a flat box with a new photo and an apology from Ted. Maybe it's just old school or hockey players in general. I like to think it's organizational, because I've always had great experience with the Wings. Even when they aren't Wings anymore. Fedorov was great to me and my son here in Columbus.
I honestly can't see the dangers of kicking as a means of banning it as a possible way to score. Like I said, it occurs everywhere else on the ice. Heck, even now it occurs in front of the net. The defensman is not inhibited at all from kicking the puck away from the forward if the puck is at their feet. The forward is also free to kick the puck, so long as it doesn't go into the net. This includes kicking it to a teammate who could be nearby, or to his own stick to pop the puck into the net. He could also kick it to the goalie/net in hopes that he gets a lucky bounce.
The goalie is on his knees, butt, back, stomach while facing the puck while all this kicking would be going on. Not too hard to figure out the safety aspect of the rule.