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After roughly a year and a half, the two sides finally reached a point where they were comfortable with both the language and the timing of the contract. cheap jerseys . Lawyer David Boies, who represented the NFL during that sports work stoppage and now has been brought aboard by basketballs players, said the NBA lockout violates antitrust laws by refusing to allow players to work. Boies added that Sterns ultimatum to the now-disbanded union to accept the owners last economic model or face a harsher proposal "turned out to be a mistake" that strengthens the players case because it proves that the collective bargaining process had ended.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry Fraser wants to answer your emails at firstname.lastname@example.org! Kerry, In Tuesday nights game between the Jets and Bruins, the Jets were pressing and had the Bruins on a long shift when the Bruins iced the puck. During that flurry, a Bruins defenceman (I believe it was Adam McQuaid) took a shot off the leg and was shaken up, but kept playing. After the Bruins iced the puck, McQuaid came off and Zdeno Chara came on in his place. I understand that 81.4 - Line Change on Icing - states: "...However, a team shall be permitted to make a player substitution to replace a goalkeeper who had been substituted for an extra attacker, to replace an injured player, or when a penalty has been assessed which affects the on-ice strength of either team..." Can you explain how the referee determines when a player can change for this reason? From my point of view, the rule makes sense if the player was on the ice and play was going to be whistled dead imminently, or was injured just prior to the puck being iced. In this case however, the Bruins D-man had the option of staying on the ice which would have eventually drawn a whistle, but instead deemed himself fit to keep playing, and kept playing for quite a while until the puck was iced. Logic would seem to dictate that if he was fit to keep playing prior to the icing call, he should be fit to play after the icing call.Thanks, - Jeremie, Winnipeg, MB Jeremie: Ruling on a play of this nature really puts the referee in an awkward position when called upon to play doctor to determine if a player has sustained an injury and is able to continue. I have to first state that hockey players are really tough athletes and generrally play through all sorts of pain. cheap jerseys from china. . There are times when they block out, or are oblivious to the pain sustained on a play in order to prevent their opponent from scoring. You have to admire that kind of determination and willingness to put themselves at risk for the good of the team. Most often they just wont quit on a play unless the bone is through the skin! When the play has been completed and the adrenalin rush subsides, if the player informs the referee that he sustained an injury, there is little alternative but to trust the player as a man of his word. If the referee refuses this request it places him in a very tenuous position. Lets assume that the player is forced to remain on the ice by the referee and is unable to properly defend through a lack of mobility and the puck ends up in the back of the net. Where does the negative attention and focus shift to? Of course, to the referee who was asked to play doctor. The consequences of a missed diagnosis are too severe. Take this one step further and assume that Adam McQuaid was subsequently unable to participate in the game as a result of the injury he sustained blocking a shot. Many times we have seen a fracture result from being hit by the puck even though they continued to play or even finished the game. In the end, it is the referees best course of action to allow for one player to change where it is apparent that a player has been injured. This would also be true if a players skate broke and he was unable to participate. The best course of action is to trust the player and not place him at further risk of injury, allow for one replacement and get the face-off conducted as quickly as possible. Thats just what the doctor ordered and the answer to your question, Jeremie. ' ' '