DENVER, CO – JANUARY 25: Vancouver Canucks Center Brandon Sutter (20) drops his broken stick after slash by Colorado Avalanche Left Wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche NHL game on January 25, 2017, at Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. (Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Instigator |Episode 22

The Solution to the Slash

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Slashing has always been part of the game, but as the speed of the game has picked up and physical play has diminished the dreaded slash has become more prevalent. Slashing has become the new checking in the NHL. Teams are targeting other teams superstars and giving them a good slash to the wrist and hand. The goal, to take the superstar off the puck. The result, often a broken hand or wrist. With superstars being such a big part of a teams success the chances of losing them because of a targeted slash can determine if a team makes or misses the playoffs. How do you stop the slashes??? Well I have one solution…