Bruce Boudreau. source: Mitchell Layton. NHL Via Getty images.

Daily Pucking Grind. Just Another Day. March 16th.

Today’s music selection is Every Day Is Exactly The Same by Nine Inch Nails.

Day two of the General Manager’s meetings in Florida concluded with more of the same.  Discussions about hits to the head, certain penalties to be enforced more, and a general consensus that the game as fast as it has become, needs to be safer.  What has come out of these meetings so far is that the majority of the general managers felt that the Chara hit on Max Pacioretty was a legal hit, or at least one that did not require a suspension.

I think that some of what is being discussed and  some of what they are going to change or rather enforce, will make a difference.  I have some ideas of my own, and within the next few days I’ll have a post on this site about them.  Until then, it’s business as usual.  More after the jump.

Here’s your Wednesday links:

Mike Duco made his first appearance this year for the Florida Panthers, and he feels he’s earned his chance.  On Frozen Pond.

Day two of the general manager meetings reveals too many legal hits have lead to consussions.  NHL.com.

Day two’s complete transcript with Gary Bettman and Colin Campbell.  POTG.

Mario Lemieux is suggesting fines for teams when a player is suspended.  Does Mario remember he’s paying Matt Cooke?  Globe and Mail.

Bruce Boudreau was not real happy with the fan reaction to head shots.  Another F-bomb rant on the way? TSN.ca.

There will not be a ban on all hits to the head.  Yet.  Globe and Mail.

Let’s not forget that the players have something to say about all this head shot talk as well.  TSN.ca.

Nicholas Cotsonika from Yahoo Sports has a fantastic piece on why Chara wasn’t suspended.

Here’s Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Tuesday. Which includes video of a Sean Avery hit from last night.

Brad Marchand hits RJ Umberger last night.  I guess some just don’t learn. Puck Daddy.

Tuesday night there was a planned protest at the Bell Centre before the Caps and Habs game.  Four Habs Fans gives their view on the event.

If the Stanley Cup Playoffs began today.  NHL.com.

The TSN scoreboard for Tuesday.

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Tags: Colin Campbell Concussions Gary Bettman General Manager Meetings Head Shots Hits To The Head Max Pacioretty Puck Daddy Sean Avery Three Stars Zdeno Chara

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