Kelly wants GMs to adopt ban

Updated: March 10, 2009, 11:56 AM ET
Associated Press

NAPLES, Fla. -- NHL Players' Association chief Paul Kelly urged the league's general managers on Monday to adopt a ban against intentional hits to the head.

Kelly proposed a rule that would give referees the ability to immediately punish players who deliberately target the heads of opponents. Now, those hits are mostly handled with supplemental discipline by the league.

"That's probably the most significant concern on the part of players," Kelly said. "I would say better than ...

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