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GMs propose expanding head-shot rule

Updated: June 8, 2011, 11:26 PM ET
By Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- In an effort to reduce the number of dangerous blows to the head, NHL general managers are proposing a broader interpretation of Rule 48.

The league originally implemented the rule at the outset of the season to eliminate blindside hits to the head.

Meeting in Boston before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, the GMs recommended eliminating the term 'blindside' from the rule to allow more penalties to be called on a broader range of corresponding hits.

However, the panel ...

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