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Video: Sestito Blindsides Nick Grossman

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Video: Sestito Blindsides Nick Grossman with elbow.

The NHL's 30 general managers are backing a rule that would see players receive a five-minute...

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The NHL's 30 general managers are backing a rule that would see players receive a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct for hits to the head. ... The GMs are targeting lateral or blindside hits to the head with the shoulder. Any shoulder hit not from behind was previously considered legal. -From the Canadian Press. Remember that the Board of Governors has to approve anything prior to it actually becoming a rule.

What does the new "blindside hit rule" mean for the Senators?

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The NHL is on the verge of implementing a historic new rule on curbing headshots in the league, and it will impact plenty of the league's players; what will it mean for the Ottawa Senators?

New Head-Shot legislation proceeds to NHL Competition Committee

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League's GMs finally agree on something positive

"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.

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