In a league that has: Sidney Crosby, who missed nearly an entire year because of concussion symptoms (as well as neck issues) that came from an elbow and a hit against glass.
In a league that has: goalies who have concussions from being hit by a puck with their masks on.
In a league where being hit by a pack has: Broken ankles, wrists, jaws, eye sockets, knocked out teeth, turned faces into bloody messes, broken noses, and damaged vision while players were on their feet, a good distance from the surface of this ice.
You want to tell me that a player laying on the ice is somehow undeserving of an immediate whistle. Undeserving of protection while laying on the ice. That the player laying down on the ice isn’t in more danger than the players on their feet.
Here’s an idea NHLPA, how about we lay you on the ice in that situation. Why don’t you see just how not dangerous and potentially deadly it is to lay on the ice. Show us how important possession is.
Sounds crazy, right? Like a bullshit suggestion and a ridiculous notion.
Just like your rules and your “player safety”.