Bob McKenzie from TSN posted a great article that can be found here.
C-Leaguer says that soccer is often about being as " Un-American " as possible, hence the refusal to even consider reply, the game clock that is not accurate and diving being a celebrated part of that game.
To mold his comment to this article and debate, I get the distinct vibe that the aversion to any sort of real head shot rule for fear of " taking physicality out of the game " is really more about keeping North American hockey from being " European ". There seems to be a hypermasculine under-current here where people should be responsible to " Keep their heads up " and " tough ". Clearly, Eurohockey does not place the same emphasis on hitting and I get the distinct vibe that people fear change could lead to that style of game. I am interested to see how those of you out their feel.