Wait for it........Wait for it......
No more waitin' 'till the hittin' starts!
Hockey is a contact sport but the checking has been on a dramatic decline 20-25% at the highest levels of the sport in the last 20 years. At the youth, junior and college level even more. We eventually inherit footballs concussion issues.. Not many open ice hits and checking lines are nonexistent. Expect to see an even more European looking hockey game in the near future.
You waiting for hitting to start.. real hockey guys laugh at that one