NHL aims to implement new rule this season
Things are starting to heat up now. With the NHL under fire from all directions regarding illegal hits, head shots and suspensions -- or lack thereof -- it appears the league is working to get a new rule in place this season that would deem all blindside hits illegal.
The NHL is now seriously considering the possibility of expediting the approval process to implement the rule before the end of this season.
Rule changes or additions must be endorsed by the joint NHL-NHLPA competition committee and would also require NHL Board approval as well.
It’s believed both could be handled electronically with the Board’s vote accomplished by fax.
This is a great example of just how serious this issue has become, and how the NHL is fighting to regain some ground in what has become a PR nightmare throughout this entire season.