PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 09: Marc-Andre Bouton #43 of the Philadelphia Flyers checks Nikolai Kulemin of the Toronto Maple Leafs #41 into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on February 9, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 19: A member of the Chicago Blackhawks"Ice Crew" clears loose ice during a game between the Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on February 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19: Hal Gill #75 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates after scoring his 60th goal of the season during third-period NHL hockey game action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, April 7, 2012.

WINNIPEG, CANADA - FEBRUARY 17: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins ducks as a shot taken by Alexander Burmistrov #8 of the Winnipeg Jets flies past him into the net in NHL action at the MTS Centre on February 17, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Hockey Check Through Glass - This is an awesome picture (well probably not for the guy going through the glass or the people behind it, but photography-wise it's great)

WINNIPEG, CANADA - APRIL 7: Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher talks to his team on the bench during a game against the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action at the MTS Centre on April 7, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) checks Boston Bruins left wing Jordan Caron (38) into the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

OUCH! Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) is dropped to the ice on a hard check while battling New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) for the puck during the second period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Boston, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) MORE NHL PLAYOFFS PHOTOS HERE

Monster check by Boston's Brad Marchand on Daniel Sedin

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WINNIPEG, CANADA - APRIL 7: Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets watches as the puck goes in on a shot by Steven Stamkos #91of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The goal was his 60th goal in NHL action at the MTS Centre on April 7, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

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Chicago Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival (32) is checked by Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader (8) during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley...

No one is a bigger fan of the physical aspect of hockey than me. We have four children who all played hockey, including three in the NHL. They are all very physical players, but I am proud to say, very clean players I certainly don’t believe that the USA Hockey rule change proposal to move the age of legal body checking in games to the Bantam level will make our game “soft.” However, I think it will make our game better and ultimately safer.

New Jersey Devils' Marek Zidlicky (2) of the Czech Republic checks Montreal Canadiens' Colby Armstrong (20) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The Devils defeated the Canadiens 3-2. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

All those missed goalie interference calls eventually catch up to you ...

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PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on February 17, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)