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Changing the game will take time, dedication

Slowly but surely, players and coaches are changing their way of thinking.

Updated: October 16, 2002, 2:42 PM ET
By Brian Engblom | Special to ESPN.com

In the past, steps taken to enforce obstruction rules were met with a lot of head nodding and it wasn't long before it was business as usual. But this year, the NHL has taken the extra step to say, "This is it guys. This is how it's going to be." And it seems like everyone is finally on board and ready to commit to see it through.

So far, I have seen a big differences in terms of referees enforcing calls. And players are now instructed by their coaches to avoid interference because ...

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