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    Default The Head Shot Rule

    "A lateral, back pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or is the principal point of contact is not permitted. A violation of the above will result in a minor or major penalty and shall be reviewed for possible supplemental
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    Default Re: The Head Shot Rule

    "Where the head is targeted" is the part that gets me. I think "principal point of contact" is all that is needed. If the head gets hit first, it's a penalty regardless of intent, doesn't matter if a players head is down etc...

    So what the hell is a "targeted head"? Is that some of guess work bull**** where the head isn't hit but the ref "assumed" that someone was targeting the head? I hope not, refs can't even call simple tripping penalties

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    Default Re: The Head Shot Rule

    There's that gray area yo talked about in another thread. Leave it to the NHL to have too much gray. Just get it right. Head shot = penatly. Simple.

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