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03-27-2004, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BruinsGirl
Begin? Well..he is not a squirt right? He saw Thornton coming very well and PUT himself in that position. Joe's ejection was ridiculous as was reaction of the refs to the same kind of hit by Begin on Gonchar.
Probably not going to get a lot of overwhelming support on this issue on this board.

Don Cherry paid Joe a huge complement today and said he was the games best complete player, and he likely isn't too far off. He is a competitor who plays hard and to win, and he uses his size and one would expect. However, a hit from behind when someone is facing the boards is a really dangerous play, and is consistently called by the refs, and righfully so. Intent to injure...a subject of debate no doubt.

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