MAJOR | Craig Button calls out the NHL and demands a major rule change

Published March 15, 2023 at 6:03 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
Noah Juulsen certainly started a big debate last night when he launched a massive hit on the Stars' forward Luke Glendening.

As the video shows it, Juulsen delivered a good and legal hit right to Glendening's chest. The new tendency in the NHL is to drop a player who delivers a big hit. However, a player that delivers a legal hit, should not be obligated to drop the gloves because of it.

It's exactly what happened last night when Faksa skated across the ice to have a fistfight with Noah Juulsen, here's the sequence:





Craig Button absolutely wanted to have a say on the subject and did not hold his comments back. He even provided a radical solution to completely eliminate these types of plays in today's game:

» I'm absolutely sick of it, body checking is part of the game. , Noah Juulsen hits Luke Glendening and now Radek Faksa has to do that. , if you get targeted like Juulsen did last night and are forced to fight, he doesn't get a penalty. It's self-defense. And Radek Faksa, you're getting 2 for instigating, 5 for fighting, and a 10 for misconduct.»


Button surely has his hands on something and perhaps the NHL should really think about implementing something of this sort. Players can't be forced to drop their gloves every time they deliver a solid hit. If the NHL were to announce a rule change like this one, would you be in agreement?
SHOULD THE NHL APPROVE THIS RULE CHANGE?
MARCH 15      137 ANSWERS
YES9367.9 %
NO1813.1 %
THIS IS TOO SEVERE, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE ADRESSED2619 %
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