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It seems that we can't go one game without a scary, controversial hit in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Marian Hossa was the recipient of one such hit from Marian Hossa on Tuesday night -- a hit so painful that it sent him to the hospital, although he was released Wednesday. Hitting has been a part of hockey for ages, but with the recent spate of crushing hits in high-profile games, might there be a change in the sport's future?

Dirty or clean?

Raffi Torres expressed sympathy for Marian Hossa after hitting him but maintained the hit was clean.


A fan of hitting?

This year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been full of crushing hits and brutal fights.


Sufficient approach?

The NHL has made player safety a priority in recent years. Is the league doing enough, or are its new rules stifling the game?


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