Minnesota defenceman Kurtis Foster's broken left leg is the latest gruesome reminder of the dangers of touch-up icing in the NHL.
Foster will miss the rest of the season, including the playoffs, after crashing hard into the boards March 19th, during a race to the puck with San Jose rookie Torrey Mitchell.
Foster had surgery Thursday to repair a displaced fracture in his femur, and a stabilizing rod was put into his leg. Full story
Should the NHL do like almost all other hockey leagues and introduce no-touch icing?
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To see a guy checked into the boards on an icing play is not necessary - it's dangerous. Just blow the whistle or outlaw checks on icing plays.
gordholio, 2008-04-14 23:21:40
we've made hockey soft enough, maybe they should be playing with rubber pucks...
jimf, 2008-03-31 16:18:16
I don't find it exciting to see two men skating at breakneck (literally) speed to touch the puck on an icing play.
Until someone is killed, the NHL will go on the same way, ignoring the danger of this.
gordholio, 2008-03-27 08:25:54