NHL, Shanahan and policing the game

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    NHL, Shanahan and policing the game

    Is the NHL really interested in reducing head hunting hits?

    If the NHL truly wants to eliminate certain player behavior, they could consider whether suspending an offending player's coach for same amount of games that the offending player is suspended.

    This may get the coaches to rethink the types of players that fill their rosters It could result in fewer headhunters like Cook, Cicarelli, Scott, etc. on NHL rosters.

    I guess if the NHL really wanted headhunting out of the game they could probably figure it out.

     

     
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    Re: NHL, Shanahan and policing the game

    In response to 99MD's comment:
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    Is the NHL really interested in reducing head hunting hits?

    If the NHL truly wants to eliminate certain player behavior, they could consider whether suspending an offending player's coach for same amount of games that the offending player is suspended.

    This may get the coaches to rethink the types of players that fill their rosters It could result in fewer headhunters like Cook, Cicarelli, Scott, etc. on NHL rosters.

    I guess if the NHL really wanted headhunting out of the game they could probably figure it out.

     

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    Cicarelli?

    Dino Ciccarelli?  How does he fit in with Cook and Scott?

    Or Daniella Cicarelli?  But that's more like sexploitation.

    Thanks for starting a thread on this subject.  An informed and well thought out cogent post full of substance, unlike the other threads on this subject.

     

     

     
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    Re: NHL, Shanahan and policing the game

    In response to 99MD's comment:
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    If the NHL truly wants to eliminate certain player behavior, they could consider whether suspending an offending player's coach for same amount of games that the offending player is suspended.

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    A good idea, but I see some potential problems.

    So you suspend the coach so he can't be behind the bench.  But what if he watches the game from the press box and phones in his marching orders from there?  And will that mean he can't be in the locker room?  I suppose we could ban the coach from the building, but then there's this thing called television (do they have that where you're from?) and the coach could watch the game remotely and put his goons out all the same.  The obvious solution to all of this is to lock up the coach in an isolation cell in a maximum security prison, but then there are those laws in the US and Canada which might be problematic.  So we'd have to move the NHL to a country where the laws are friendlier to that sort of thing.

     

    However, you are correct, if the NHL really wanted headhunting out of the game they would figure it out.  What would really get their attention?  A loss of revenue.  So all we have to do is figure out a way to get people to stop paying to see gratuitous violence.  Should be pretty easy.



     
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