You guys see Shanny's Good Decisions/Good Hits video?
That's the thing, it's not about removing hitting from the game. In the past players would almost always let up in those situations highlighted in the video. But over the years there's been a new breed of player. Guys like the Matt Cooke's, Raffi Torres, Tootoo's, who make their living running guys in vulnerable positions. Over time it became an acceptable part of the game.
You can get the headhunting out of the game and still leave plenty of opportunities for crushing hits.
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