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05-02-2004, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Tucker316

Don't worry..I'm not asking for a ban for life. I just can't fathom how anyone can defend his actions.
BTW, I didn't say you were stupid, I just thought you were trying to defend him with a stupid remark. You explained it better now though. But still, I think he could have come up with many different ways of retaliating then swinging his stick.
Yes, fair enough. However, it is plain to see that Perezhogin is responding in kind to the opposing player swinging a stick at his own head. The Cleveland player was within inches of hitting Perezhogin the exact same way. In no way does this defend Alex's actions. I am just saying that it is understandable why he reacted the way he did. It is very unfortunate that the opposing player was hurt. Perezhogin should be suspended for a year or more, stick swinging has to be outlawed. (as a note, i am the biggest habs fan in the world - i'd love to see Perezhogin on the team next year) But I don't think he should be banned for life.

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