7 minutes to write this...I apologize if it's not up to my usual standards. But I've been reading and posting to the reactions over the Avery/Brodeur incident, and while I'm just as guilty as everyone else who's voiced an opinion on this, I do have to wonder: How is that a fairly non-dangerous play has merritted an instant statement by the league regarding the interpretation of an otherwise obscure rule*? Correct me if I'm wrong, but are there not more pressing issues in the NHL? Collin Campbell can take the time to address an "embellished" screen but botch every other aspect of his job? Last I checked guys were getting stomped on, cross checked in the teeth, slashed, and driven head first from behind into the boards. I guess that all pales in comparison to the outrage over some antics by a player known for that part of his game. A shame really.
*Edit: Obsure meaning hardly ever called, given what technically falls under unsportsmanlike conduct.