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NHL attempts to cut down on headhunting

Nathan Horton

Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton (18) is tended to by a trainer after a blind side hit by Vancouver Canucks’ Aaron Rome in the first period during Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals,Monday, June 6, 2011, in Boston. Horton was carried out on a stretcher. Rome was called for a 5 minute interference major and a game misconduct. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


Versus ran a special episode of “NHL Live” that featured in-depth information regarding the league’s “concussion epidemic.” You can read some PHT pieces on the subject here, here and here. In the video below, Keith Jones and Pierre McGuire discuss how Rule No. 48 and other measures are sending a message to cut down on hits to the head.