Remove the instigator rule

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Remove the instigator rule

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Scott Betz started this petition to The National Hockey League

The game now has become a disgusting, disrespectful cheap shot league. Not only are more players getting hurt, but there is next to no accountability for their actions. Do you really think a player cares if they get suspended or fined for their actions? (even though Shanahan is handing out suspensions like there is no tomorrow) The simple answer is NO. For most it's pocket change and it by no means has any effect on their thought processes before they encounter in such actions. When players where permitted to drop the gloves at any time without the fear of putting their team down (or being ejected/suspended) there was much less of this going on. Why you might ask? Because players had to be held accountable for their actions on the ice then and there. I can guarantee you, if a poll was conducted by the players and asked if they had of choice of being suspended/fined or taking on the opposing team "tough guy" due to their action (dirty play), that player would rather be suspended than having a knuckle sandwich in their face.  This will change some thought processes, I can promised you that. These dirty plays must be drastically reduced (we realize they will never be completely eliminated) and this is the ONLY way this will occur. I'm 37 years old (from Toronto and been watching hockey since before I can remember) and the game today is NOT something I want to continue watching....here's hoping our voices can be heard!

If we can hit 1 million signatures (so please help spread the word of this), I will personally seek out Brian Burke to hand him this and hopefully, it can be reviewed at a future Board of Governors meeting.

Thank you for your support.

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