NHL Rule Changes: More Olympic Hockey Rules?

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Fighting: The NHL has been under fire for allowing fighting to be part of their game. The main concern voiced is head injuries, and concussions. I think the fighting does have a place in the NHL game, but the staged fight needs to go. Staged fighting is too much like a boxing match. I’m all for the random fight and players policing their game. The Olympic game is still physical and as we have watched over the past week players still get in each other’s face, and push. But, punches are not exchanged.

NHL Rule: NHL players are penalized five minutes for fighting.

Olympic Rule: Players fighting in international or Olympic hockey receive a match penalty and are ejected from the game.

 

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