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Who will rise to the visor challenge in Tampa Bay?

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In April, Steve Yzerman made a request that Lightning players wear visors next season. Why? And who will answer the call?

New Headshot Rule to Take Effect Tonight; Thursday Stars Notes

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New Headshot Rule to Take Effect Tonight; Thursday Stars Notes

"Clearly, the blindside and the unsuspecting player is what we're targeting. I don't think we're...

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"Clearly, the blindside and the unsuspecting player is what we're targeting. I don't think we're trying to reinvent the wheel here -- we have a great game. But in light of some of the hits -- obviously the David Booth one is kind of the alarming one that everyone took notice of -- I think it's going to be for the good of the game." -Joe Nieuwendyk on the recommended head shot rule. If you haven't seen it yet, this is the language being shipped to the competition committee for review (h/t to Kukla): A lateral, back pressure or blindside hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and or the principal point of contact is not permitted.

Shanahan, Pronger, Snow on the NHL's head hit debate

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Brendan Shanahan and Chris Pronger, once traded for one another, had different perspectives on the need for and possibility of a new rule about hits to the head.

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