How to avoid becoming a social butterfly

By: Michael StaceyThe NHL is moving to a new policy of making the players’ union aware of their feelings, even if the emotions they’re feeling aren’t very important.

According to a statement released Tuesday, the NHL Players’ Association will be notified when a player’s emotions are becoming a factor in their playing.

“The players’ association has been the driving force behind this change in our player safety policies, and we will continue to work with the league and the players to develop and implement our long-term safety plans,” NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr said in a statement.

“We have had a long and passionate conversation with the NHLPA about player safety, and I’m confident that we will agree on what we need to do.”

This year, the league is expected to be fined $20,000 by the NHL for players who have used social media to express emotions that are unrelated to the game.

Last year, more than a third of all penalties issued by the league were for offensive language on social media.

The new policy will allow the league to make its own rules about the use of the internet.