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#41 jollymania

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

just an utter disgrace of a call, he avoided as much head contact as possible and it even looks like is bicep goes backwards when it hits letang, as if he didn't even hit him at all with it, only grazed him.
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#42 F.Michael

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

That's how I remember it too.

There were the stars that if you took a run at, you'd likely be answering to someone like Probie or Semenko.

But now it's like every good hard hit results in teammates mugging the guy who threw the hit. I looked back at some old hockey vids on youtube, and there were a lot of huge hits--some of them even looked dirty--and the play kept going. Obviously that's a small sample, but it confirmed how I remembered it.

Big hits would make the games chippier overall. But they didn't immediately result in having to drop the gloves and fight just because you checked someone, like so often happens now.

Exactly...Then after several more minutes of "chippy" play we'd have ourselves an old fashioned donny brook - 5 on 5.

Games of yesteryear weren't as fast paced, nor the players as skilled as we see in todays game, but they certainly made up for that in the scrums/fisticuffs/all out brawls :lol:

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

This is one of those hits where the onus is all on the hittee instead of the hitter. Letang had his head down and...well, we all saw what happened.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

This is one of those hits where the onus is all on the hittee instead of the hitter. Letang had his head down and...well, we all saw what happened.

and nystrom methodically had his arm glued to his side and barely even hit letang in the head.
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#45 Majsheppard

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

Exactly the same situation as the Smith suspension. If you are going to protect them... okay, but the hitter shouldn't be blamed when you put your head out there to get hit. Just saying, Smith got the book thrown at him...
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