Perezhogin was defending himself
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05-03-2004, 08:32 AM
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BB, it's not like Perreault needs help burying his dead. He saw Joe coming, figured he was a goner and brought his stick up like some defenseman do when they won't take a hit. Some of the defense of Perez.,imo is the worst kind of partisanship and would cause me to wonder about people,if I didn't believe they were speaking as fans,whether they admit it or not. Stafford's actions are a separate matter. Perez got up and swung his stick and should and will pay a price. My hope is that he doesn't have his career damaged by one act when he got caught up in a situation, I suspect he didn't know how to deal with. There is no defense, I just hope whatever the punishment is, he serves it out and moves on.
The reason i brought up Thornton was because of the somewhat similar circumstances of the plays.
And i need to tell you, if you dont believe me, watch the replay of the hit, Perrault intentionaly cross checked him in the face, its plain as day, and hard to tell if Joe had him lined up for a check or not, but i really dont think so considering the puck was no longer in the area. Perrault clearly extended himself out and up, into the face with his stick, and he went out of his way to do it.
The other reason i bring that up is because Joe seems to the favorite whipping boy of your board.
Put the shoe on the other foot for a minute.
Had Joe retaliated on perrault like Perez did on Stafford, you could probably come on here 15 years from now and still have it brought up by habs fans.
I understand that that is the nature of 'fans', but so many habs poster like to call others classless, homers, biased, and such, but have it disturbs me when i see such a large number of fans, even days after the incident, still trying to justify it and make excuses, even funnier when some can say it was staffords own fault and say that he 'was intentionally aiming for Perez's head', but that Perez was s'lashing verticly and there fore aming for the body, not the face or head'. and now the blame seems to be shifting to the refs for letting the game get out of hand.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but when one plyer hits another player in the face with his stick, and when that player is down on the ice, doesnt it disturb you to find a thread about the incident claiming it was merely self defense?
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