Last night after the Pens-Wings game they were of course talking about the Cooke suspension, and the rash of recent elbows to the head. Eddie Olczyk had an interesting take on the matter. He attributed a lot of the problem to guys going into a check with their sticks in one hand with the blades up in the air, and he showed video to support it happening. His points were that with the stick up there is no way to make a "hockey play" on the puck, and the players elbows are already up; where as if the player has his stick on the ice the elbows are down. His feeling is that young aren't being taught to check with their sticks down. I thought this was interesting, especially with the likelyhood of usa hockey moving checking back a few years.