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NHL sends out video on headshot rule

9/20/2010

BOSTON -- The National Hockey League sent out a video to all 30 clubs, describing the new headshot rule that was instituted toward the end of last season.

The Boston Bruins have not had a chance to watch it yet, but coach Claude Julien said his team would before the first exhibition game on Wednesday in Montreal.

“I have an idea of what they’re going to be showing, but I haven’t had a chance to look at it,” Julien said. “I wouldn’t mind answering questions after I’ve looked at it and elaborate more on it.”

The coach did explain there has also been a change to players’ shoulder pads, too.

“I think everybody is pretty unanimous with that stuff,” he said. “It’s all been agreed by the players’ union, the NHL and everybody involved. I think there’s a real effort made in trying to help minimize those injuries, whether it’s front the blindsided hits, and also from the equipment side of it. I like the efforts that being made from all sides.”