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Players may want to tweak proposed rule change

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TORONTO (AP) -NHL players are looking to tweak the proposed rule on blindsided hits to the head in an effort to get it in place this season.

Competition committee member Jason Spezza said in Montreal on Monday that the NHL Players' Association is looking to make a counterproposal to the rule drafted by general managers earlier this month. However, the players aren't seeking any major changes.

After meeting earlier this month in Florida, the league's 30 GMs proposed one that would give referees the ability to call a minor or major for any blindside hit where the primary point of contact is the head. It was intended to be implemented next season, but a series of recent incidents has prompted the league to look at fast-tracking the process.

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