TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
NHL

NHL competition committee urges penalty for hits to head

{eot}
The Canadian Press
6/18/2010 3:25:59 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO - NHL referees will be given the power to hand out major penalties for hits to the head next season if a recommendation from the competition committee receives its expected approval.

The 10-man group agreed on the new penalty during a meeting at the NHL's Toronto office on Friday and passed it along to the league's board of governors. The board meets next week in Los Angeles and must give final approval to the recommendation -- a step that is usually little more than a formality.

The specific wording of the new penalty wasn't disclosed but NHL executive Brendan Shanahan says head hits will be subject to a major penalty and game misconduct, as well as supplemental discipline.

An official recommendation from the competition committee -- which is comprised of players, general managers and Flyers owner Ed Snider -- marks a bit of a breakthrough after years of discussion on the topic.

"In the end, we knew that we all wanted to get to the same place," said Shanahan, the NHL's vice-president of hockey and business development. "We all had the same goal. That's why you have a committee like this -- the sharing of information."

The competition committee was created as part of the collective bargaining agreement that ended the 2004-05 lockout. However, the league and NHL Players' Association have expressed differing views on its importance at times.

Booth leaves the ice on a stretcher (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

Game 3: Avalanche at Wild (TSN)

Monday at 7pm et/4pm pt

Game 3: Ducks at Stars (TSN)

Monday at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt


NHL on TSN Broadcast Schedule


Western Conference

(1) COL 2, (WC) MIN 0 (1) ANA 2, (WC) DAL 0
(2) STL 2, (3) CHI 0 (2) SJ 2, (3) LA 0


Eastern Conference

(1) BOS 1, (WC) DET 1 (1) PIT 1, (WC) CLB 1
(2) TAM 0, (3) MON 3 (2) NYR 1, (3) PHI 1


Playoff Schedule/Game-By-Game Breakdown

NHL on TSN Playoff Fantasy Tracker

Vote IN the TSN KLONDIKE NHL POY SHOWDOWN!


Make Your Predictions!
Make Your Predictions!
TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television