So how much does the NHL care about a broken neck?
How about a new rule for the next time somebody like Todd Bertuzzi takes a run at somebody like Steve Moore?
You get to play again whenever the guy you've injured plays again. Simple? Easy to remember? Even for Bobby Clobber?
No 10 games, 13 games, 20, luck of the draw.
No sad hearings and appeals to the commissioner.
You play again whenever the guy you cold cocked does. It might be four games, it might be never.
You think players might focus their energies in a better direction?
Fair disclosure: the above rule would not apply if the object of the hit was NHL boss Gary Bettman. We all want a shot.