NEELY wrote:stempniaksen wrote:This was a freak accident, if the league changed the rules every time something like this happened the game would look completely different.
Unpopular opinion? Maybe. Put me on the league's side though.
All I am saying is if the league wants accidents like this one to stop along with headshots, hitting needs to be taken out of the game. I'm not saying whether that's what I believe or not (I don't for the record), all I am saying is that's the only way to stop it and yes, the game would be completely different and I probably wouldn't watch that game.
That wasn't directed at you, I feel like we're on the same page on this one.
I'm definitely a hockey purist which is where my opinion is coming from. It may not be right, but I can't see myself following the game as closely if it becomes Olympic-esque. And to be honest I feel like most of the players would be upset if massive changes are put in place because of this.